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Engineering Lab Manager

Company: Vornado Air, LLC
Location: Andover
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Engineering Lab Manager Vornado Air, LLC Andover, KS Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and overseeing our engineering test lab. You will work with important partners in multiple levels of Management, Engineering, Sourcing, Quality Assurance and Product Management to ensure products are tested for design and performance intent during production development. They oversee ongoing product testing activities to ensure conformance with applicable performance specifications and safety related codes, standards, and regulations. You oversee the inspection of consumer returns to identify performance issues and ensure accurate reporting to company personnel for proper attention. You will also ensure the integrity of the testing archives, testing databases and that results are completed and recorded. You will help develop and implement quality assurance procedures, and they will participate in design of testing protocols of portable consumer appliances. You will report direct to the COO. You Will: Manage lab activities and oversees all product testing including assisting with product testing protocols and ensuring testing accuracy, documentation and exceptions are communicated to appropriate team members. Coordinate work assignments and scheduling of all testing for schedule and response timing. Interview, hiring, conducting training and performance reviews of all lab personnel. Maintain database of product testing results and consumer return inspections while participating with Compliance, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Product Marketing in conveying deficiencies in manufacturing, component use or other noted items. Support cause of assessment deficiencies. Maintain working knowledge of agency and internal test requirements for all Vornado products. Responsible for the maintenance and calibration of lab equipment and supplies and researching and recommending lab equipment. Ensure tests are completed of finished products and component parts to assure compliance with UL standards or other applicable specifications. Ensure long-time life cycle testing is completed to validate product performance results to those claimed under the applicable product warranty. Assist lab professionals in troubleshooting products returned for recommendations to our company for further review or other relevant steps. Ensure reports made to engineering, quality assurance, compliance and management of any findings that show a trend or common failure mode. Further helps find causes of issues and possible resolutions. Ensure annual product assessments are completed on a sample of all finished goods from all factories and documents results, recommendations for further action and communicates this information. Complete testing to ensure testing schedules and goals are met. Aid in the development of quality assurance procedures. Maintain active engagement with Director of Consumer Satisfaction and Quality to support product reviews, assessments, round table discussions and problem identification and possible resolution. Will further help develop Corrective Action Plans. You Have: Associates degree in Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical degree is required. 10 years minimum experience manufacturing environment required. 5 years minimum experience in lab or testing environment required 5 years minimum supervisory experience required. Apply analytical and problem solving skills while maintaining databases, working within deadlines and communicating in both verbal and written applications. Experience with mechanical and electrical devices required as well as ability to assemble and deconstruct products. Quality Role experience. Ability to utilize data acquisition devices (e.g. oscilloscopes, data loggers, multi-meters). Experience with researching, pricing and recommended test equipment and data acquisition. Ability to read product and interpret engineering specifications, technical drawings and safety standards is required. Can conduct and document test protocols. Must be able to work with hand tools and power tools including; sanders, grinders, saws, drill presses, lathes and construct basic jigs and fixtures for testing. Must also have basic skill set with plastics, resins and woodworking. C/C++/C# or Visual Basic is required. Proficiency in Lab View. Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis is required; employer sponsorship for employment-based visa status is not available for this position. This is not a remote position. Our Benefits: Medical and Dental insurance offered with a generous company premium split. Employee-paid vision insurance. Employee paid Flexible Spending and Dependent Care 401K and Roth options with 4% dollar for dollar match and short vesting schedule. Company paid Costco or Sam's Club membership Cost-share for individual or family memberships to any area YMCA. Company paid life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability. 11 paid holidays. PTO and Vacation accrual with short years of service increase schedule. Employee Assistance Program offering mental health, wellness, and other services. What Makes us Different Makes us Better Vornado was founded on the premise that comfort is constant, bucking the trends of oscillation and utilitarian design. That still holds true today with a broad range of products that enhance efficiency and keep everyone comfortable all year long. Vornado maintains our worldwide reputation for forward-thinking products and above-and-beyond customer service from its headquarters in Andover, Kansas. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Keywords: Vornado Air, LLC, Wichita , Engineering Lab Manager, Engineering , Andover, Kansas

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