Engineering Manager
K+S Windsor Salt
Lindbergh, AB

Directs and coordinates activities of the engineering department to design manufacture and test components, and systems the Lindbergh Facility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees.

Job Duties

Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Directs department activities to design new processes, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures. This includes the development and submittal of Capital and Expense projects required at the facility.

Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.

Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.

Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.

Forecasts operating costs of the department and directs preparation of budget requests including five (5) year capital plan and annual capital plan.

Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.

Provides direction and example for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering activities.

Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.

Directly supervises all employees assigned to the Engineering Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills and Education Required

Engineering Degree (Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Desire candidate with a professional engineering License.

Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem-solving situations.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Engineering Management: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Location:

  • Lindbergh, AB (Required)