Engineering Manager

Date Posted: November 2020

Location: Golden, CO

Reports to: Director of Engineering

General Summary:

The Engineering Manager is directly responsible for the organization and oversight of the engineering team.  This individual defines and executes engineering project timelines and internal engineering support allocating resources accordingly.  A strong background in engineering fundamentals, experience with both the product design workflow, and successfully bringing a product from design to mass production is critical.  Continual re-evaluation and clear measurement of productivity are expected.  The position is responsible for engineering staff development– the ability to manage a staff of 10+ production workers, and multiple concurrent projects is fundamental.  The Engineering Manager works with the Director of Engineering to the quarterly/annual budget.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Develop project schedules and manage engineering resources required to ensure timely execution
  • Clearly define/delegate tasks and milestone dates for several projects running in parallel
  • Work to both manufacturing and internal sales timelines
  • Set management productivity goals and establish procedures to exceed them
  • Constant communication with suppliers (on and offshore)
  • Establish workflow procedures to enhance speed and efficiency
  • Establish sub-departments/positions within the department to better manage demand and create efficiencies/opportunities within the department
  • In-Line Product, QC, Warranty Support, Future Product, Testing/Analysis, In-House fabrication/machining
  • Manage R&D inventory
  • Help in determining staffing levels and conducting new hiring / development of engineering personnel
  • Evaluate employee performance and make recommendations to management regarding promotions and compensation increases
  • Work with the Director of Engineering to meet quarterly/annual engineering budget
  • Liaise with other department managers to implement company objectives
  • Ensure all Health and Safety protocols are established and met
Job Qualifications, Competencies, and Key Attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering)
  • 5+ years in engineering experience:  Management experience with a background in product design/manufacturing is preferred
  • Ability to manage 10+ employees
  • CAD and PDM software knowledge/experience
  • Knowledge of budgeting concepts and their application to a department
  • Experience with writing/conducting performance evaluations
  • Excellent organization, leadership skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Passionate Mountain Biker
Work Environment

Yeti Cycles is a ride-driven company. Everything we do revolves around making the best bikes in the world. The work environment is relaxed but high functioning. Dogs wander the building; bikes clutter the hallways and we always have good coffee in the morning and hoppy beers in the evening.  We’re located near five major trailheads and shut it down from 11:30am-1pm every day to ride. We offer competitive compensation, annual performance-based bonus, comprehensive healthcare, discounted gym membership, matching 401k, life insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, one-time bicycle frame credit, and annual apparel credit. 

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