Position Description

Director of Engineering
Location Savage, MN (Corporate)
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Working at Fabcon

Do you want to work at the top tier pre-fabricated concrete wall manufacturing and construction company in the East Coast and Midwest?

Do you see yourself at a company on the cusp of rapid growth due to creative products, lean manufacturing expertise, and market dominance?

Do you dream of being on a team that values leadership development and career growth opportunities?

If so, a career at Fabcon may be for you.

We are the precast wall panel industry leader in the United States.

Purpose/Scope:

Plans and directs the overall engineering activities of the organization. Coordinates the creation, development, design, and improvement of products in conformance with established programs and objectives. Provides Engineering advice and assistance to other departments as required. Leads the drafting and engineering functions providing concepts and detail designs of Precast Concrete Wall Panel Systems to meet customer requirements and quality demands within forecast cost limits and timetables. Manages and coordinates the activities of the Engineering department for all Fabcon locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs all immediate subordinates in performance of their assigned functions so that plans and programs are carried out in accordance with organizational strategy and policy

  • Maintains and assures adherence to budgets and schedules for projects falling within the jurisdiction of the Engineering Department

  • Oversees drafting and engineering schedules, ensures projects are submitted for approval on a timely basis and that projects are distributed one week prior to the Field allowing adequate time to prepare

  • Assist other departments in the development of standards and the incorporation of new products and processes

  • Advises appropriate personnel of the latest technical developments in the engineering fields

  • Makes meaningful contributions to advancing methods and materials to reduce costs and ensure Company is industry leader in technology

  • Ensures all drafting and engineering processes are adequately checked to eliminate errors

  • Establishes quality review processes that ensure continuous quality improvement

  • Coordinates the activities of the engineering function and encourages the interchange of information, ideas and techniques in the various engineering fields

  • Develops and maintains an effective organization with respect to personnel, maintains trained staff sufficient to meet volume, quality and deadlines

  • Provides technical and personal training for employee career development and skill improvement

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum ten years of progressively responsible experience in an engineering professional practice, major construction company or other related business

  • Ability to motivate others and dedication to the standard of excellence

  • Working knowledge of computer software and CAD programs

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Innovative, quality-oriented professional

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong team building and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Able to provide superior leadership and facilitate excellent working relationships among subordinates

  • Proven track record in management of large projects

Work Environment:

  • Office: Quiet with some ambient noise, climate controlled, fluorescent lighting

  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel

  • Office: Move 25lbs, work with a computer for extended periods of time, use of telephone and video-conferencing technology

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or our plant locations in Ohio, Kansas and Pennsylvania during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-verify

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