La Verne

This position is responsible for performing and managing the engineering department’s daily activities and operations to ensure that our strategic and marketing goals are implemented.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual has the responsibility and authority to carry out assigned tasks.

  • Define, plan, and coordinate the activities of the engineering team’s day-to day responsibilities, to meet both short- and long-term goals.
  • Direct department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques and develop test procedures.
  • Develop and support the team to ensure the company maintains a technical competitive advantage.
  • Perform administration and management activities such as performance evaluations, salary recommendations and disciplinary actions.
  • Use and maintain data in the ERP and document control systems.
  • Interface and communicate with customers to understand their requirements, propose design alternatives, and resolve any product-related issues.
  • Assist in developing short and long-term business plans.
  • Provide support to the sales and marketing department, and production activities.
  • Adhere to FAA regulations in the development of products.
  • Report and respond to ISO audits.
  • Confer with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Provide substantive guidance and direction to engineering personnel in the resolution of design and product issues, obsolescence, manufacturing and product issues, customer support concerns and equipment dedication issues.
  • Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and develop recommendations accordingly.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises 8-12 employees within the engineering department(s).
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in technical or engineering field
  • 3+ years of experience in technical managerial or engineering leadership role.
  • Experience with FAA certification process.
  • ISO 9001/AS9100 experience
  • Knowledge of ISO audits
  • Knowledge of ERP and document control systems
  • Aviation and/or defense industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates.
  • Commitment to excellence and exacting standards.
  • Basic competence in subordinates’ duties and tasks.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Ability to understand all safety requirements and cautions.


  • This position is required to work onsite.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and /or move more than fifty (50) pounds.

SALARY:  $140,000 – $180,000

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