Engineering Manager – Longwall Shearer


Job Description:

As a Technical Engineer Manager of the Underground Mining’s Longwall Mining (LWM) engineering organization, you will have the responsibility for supporting LWM customer orders, New Product Introduction programs (NPI), Continuous Product Quality Improvement programs (CPI), cost reductions in the areas of Longwall Mining Shearer configuration, design, integration and development.

You will successfully lead a cross functional team to solve very complex technical problems and lead large technical projects to develop and validate critical components and systems.

You will be responsible for creating technical specifications, reviewing designs of resulting parts and groups, presenting in engineering reviews, and iterating based on dealer & customer feedback as well as validation results.
You will also participate in virtual assembly audits, support factory introductions and participate in compatibility builds.

You will collaborate with multiple areas of engineering, operations and purchasing around the globe. You will continually learn and stay abreast of innovative technology.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceive and provide practical product design applications using complex technical principles

  • Prepare concept, design, and development and feasibility studies of complex engineering projects

  • Conduct technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products

  • Develop technical specifications and project expectations for customer orders, NPI project, CPI project, Cost Reduction projects, etc.

  • Support the Longwall Mining (LWM) business objectives through the delivery of designs on time/cost

  • Utilize key product development processes (APQP, FMEA, etc.) inherent in New Product Introduction programs (NPI), Continuous Product Quality Improvement programs (CPI)

  • Validate and update designs through build, test and VPD processes

  • Collaborate with global operations, purchasing and the supply base to meet product and design cost targets

  • Evaluate, define, and resolve design and manufacturing problems

  • Travel to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships and customer job sites to solve design problems and evaluate product improvements

  • Provide a supportive work environment for the team

  • Coach and develop others

  • Plan and manage programs


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in an accredited Mechanical or Mining Engineering curriculum.

  • High level of proficiency in Creo & PLM tools.

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in Longwall Coal Mining Products.

  • Must have a good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Problem resolution / trouble shooting.

  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

  • Proven team leadership skills.

  • Keen in learning and enhancing technical skills for future divisional need.

  • Experience with SAP systems.