Engineering Manager - Systems and Software


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest material handling companies, with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown produces and sells a broad range of forklifts, batteries, chargers, automation and fleet management technologies that are revolutionizing the material-handling industry.


Job Responsibilities:


Lead a product engineering group in the development of vehicle systems and/or software. Make individual contributions to engineering and design issues as required. Provide technical and product guidance to systems and software development team. Reporting to this position may be Electrical Engineers, Systems Engineers, Software Engineers or Technical Leads.


  • Project Planning, Supervision and Technical Review - Design workflow chart, man-hours, material and activities needed to complete projects. Oversee development of project definitions, specifications and guidelines. Ensure project meets objectives. Lead and manage assigned resources to ensure project timeliness and appropriate direction. Establish scope and work priority. Answer questions, give direction and monitor project activities. Monitor and ensure integrity of design is maintained through the use of sound engineering practice, conformance to product goals, specifications, company and industry standards. Review test results to ensure compliance to company and industry standards or guidelines. Propose and implement tools and other improvements to product development process. Resolve engineering design issues.
  • Product and Technology Champion - Champion and lead the development of new products. Build product knowledge for the assigned truck model(s) or product. Study competitive products and new emerging technologies, making recommendations for how to upgrade, improve and evolve both product and process. Work directly with customers, sales teams, and development teams to ensure product meets customer requirements. Study customer applications and propose innovative products and features that improve customer processes. Identify customer application issues and propose solutions to improve those issues. Conduct product reviews to ensure that a competitive and innovative product is released for production.
  • Leadership and Communication - Regularly communicate project status to supervisor, management and other departments. Communicate project objectives, expectations and company related information to the project team. Monitor staff quality of work, productivity and review with supervisors. Provide leadership while collaborating with other department managers to coordinate efforts and schedule for the development of components and other deliverables necessary to complete project.
  • Employee Development - Create/revise job descriptions, conduct Talent Development discussion sessions, rate performance, and establish/track goals. Coach, motivate, mentor, and develop direct reports to successfully take on additional responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.


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Internal Title:  Group Leader Systems and Software


Remote Work:  Crown offers hybrid remote work for this position. A reasonable commute is necessary since mostly onsite work is required.


Related Terms:  Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Automated Driving, Automotive Engineer, Automated Forklift, Autonomous Development Engineer, Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV), Autonomous Vehicle Engineer, Autonomous Vehicle Technology, Connected & Automated Vehicle (CAV), Driver Assistance Systems, Electronic Engineer, Embedded Software, Engineering Manager, Engineering Supervisor, Product Development, Product Engineer, Automation Engineer Robotics, Self-Driving Cars, Software Developer, Vehicle Dynamics Systems Development, Vehicle Integration, Vehicular Automation, Vehicle Electrical Systems Development, Matlab Development, Simulink Development


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 5 years of engineering experience in product development environment including embedded systems design and integration
  • Project management and supervisory skills
  • Good written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Reliable transportation to travel locally between company locations during scheduled workday


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Working knowledge of the product series in lift truck design, industrial design and ergonomics
  • Hands on mechanical, electrical, and automotive/vehicle experience
  • Experience in driver assistance, vehicle dynamics, or vehicle product/systems engineering
  • Familiar with Bitbucket, C, C++, CANbus, CANape, CANalyzer, Confluence, Embedded C, FREE RTOS, Git, Jira, Matlab, Model Based Design, Python, Simulink, Vectorcast, VeSys


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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