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Research & Development Manager (R0012802)

Company: ESAB USA
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manages research and development programs designed to assure the Company's competitive position, profitability, and safe product designs. Directs research and development projects for new or improved products and processes. Provides technical assistance and correlates research activities with other functions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the R&D Engineers and R&D technicians responsible for developing new or improved products.
  • Undertakes the development of critical products for up to 75% of available time.
  • Develops and manages project systems for short-and long-range research programs.
  • Uses Stage Gate, Gantt Charts, Design of Experiments Methods, Project Database(DFN)or similar methods to manage and assure project completion dates are met.
  • Maintains complete and exhaustive records of formulas, process methods and product standards.
  • Responsible for updating Project Databases on all R&D projects in DFN. When required write detailed reports on results of research projects and send to appropriate personnel.
  • Recommends budget requirements and takes action to guarantee effective research and development performance within approved budgets.
  • Maintains required records to support patent actions and assists in obtaining patents on inventions.
  • Prepares and presents technical papers and reports as required.
  • Recommends research policies, programs and procedures to support profitable growth and the general policies and goals of the Company.
  • Works closely with Sales/Marketing, Product Management, Manufacturing and other departments to provide advice and engineering services to meet the Company's overall goals.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with Product Management of key accounts to keep abreast of industry trends, competitive activity and provide technical advice and assistance as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Metallurgical/Welding Engineering/Chemical Engineering and at least five years of experience in welding technology/research.
  • Experience and knowledge of the welding consumable market and metallurgy are desirable.
  • Must have good communication skills, experience using project management tools, and the ability to direct a staff of highly trained engineers and technicians.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: ESAB USA, Ellicott City , Research & Development Manager (R0012802), Other , Hanover, Maryland

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