Job Vacancy:

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager


Position: Engineering Manager
Department: Operations
Reports to: Director of Manufacturing


Position Summary / Purpose of Position

The Engineering Manager at Crystal Fountains is responsible for proactive planning and organizing of day-to-day and long-term management of Crystal’s Product and Process Engineering teams. They will own all Engineering processes from sales forecast to post-commissioning and warranty. They will minimize Engineering risks by ensuring that Crystal’s products and methods meet all applicable standards, codes, and industry best practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leader of High Performing Engineering Teams with a Continuous Improvement culture
  • Developing Strategies for highly reliable product designs for New and Custom products
  • Costing and Estimating of custom and standard products

Job Tasks

Manage High Performance Teams

Manage engineering using philosophies of accountability and continuous improvement

  • Build High Performing teams
    • Build succession plans
    • Making sure you have a “Following” – You keep talent
    • Flexible workforce – Cross training
    • Be approachable and encourage people to speak freely
    • Set specific goals, targets, and standards of performance for all direct reports
      • Ensure goals are reasonable and achievable
      • Measure results, review with employees
    • Is completely familiar with Continuous Improvement and Lean tools. Gemba, Pareto, data collection, etc. Participates in Kaizen events. Encourage experimentation.
    • Ensure the availability of resources to support continuous improvement activities
    • Formally track quality-related issues with the quality department
    • Ensure the practices of “effective communication” are maintained. Coach those who need it.
    • Participates in networking and education – self-development
    • Be a Believer in Visual Manufacturing, visual aids develop and maintain Tier 1 and Tier 2 reporting formats
    • Attend daily operations meetings
    • Develop and manage department budget
    • Review performance of all direct reports quarterly

Develop Strategies for highly reliable new and custom products

  • Create and maintain proactive design information systems to ensure excellent drawing, specification, bills of material, and all build information quality.
  • Ensure compliance with ISO9001 document control systems
  • Create and maintain proactive design systems to ensure products meet or beat budget and on-time delivery.
  • Lead the “new product launch” process in engineering and manufacturing so that the quality and reliability of a new product is ensured
  • Removing waste from our Product Manufacturing
    • Improve margins
    • Analyze product costing data
    • Ensure the accuracy of standard costs within the system

Costing and Estimating of custom and standard products

  • Work with Procurement and Manufacturing to produce an accurate, on-time estimation of custom product cost and lead time.
  • Ensure that estimates are used as cost and production time targets for custom product production
  • Work with procurement and manufacturing to produce accurate, on-time estimations of new products.
  • Maintain estimate vs actual cost analysis, with variance and trendlines.

Continuously reduce the cost and complexity of our products and systems

  • Continuously improve the processes used in manufacturing
    • so they produce consistent quality
    • to reduce labour content and improve efficiency
    • to optimize material usage and reduce scrap
  • Continuously improve system data for engineering processes including production rates, work instructions, in-process drawings, and tooling requirements.
  • Ensure that our custom product “Design & Build” Processes are customer focused and are effective at creating an experience that our customers love.
  • Product health and viability – Lead how we make products and what products should be culled from the herd.
  • Consolidate components and products at all levels (FG, WIP, RM) to simplify inventory and production.

Engineering Responsibilities

  • Engineering Risks that the company faces and our customers rely on us to advise them.
  • Fountain Design Standards include all disciplines of engineering, including, mechanical, electrical, etc.
  • The “Day To Day” Engineering Solutions fulfillment and problem-solving.
  • Engineering Documentation, customer information documents (shop drawings, catalogue, etc.)
  • Manage & Safeguard Company Assets in your care, such as intellectual property, our proprietary soft wares of “Specifier & Workflow”, engineering databases, fountain design information, product information assets, etc.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Dental care
  • Paid time off


  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Vaughan, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • An undergraduate degree in Engineering or higher


  • 10+ years experience in Product and Process Engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of Engineering Leadership experience with multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong Planning and Organizational skills
  • Ability to develop key metrics for engineering and disciplined focus on maintaining KPI data
  • Project management experience with custom products, PMI training, or certification as an asset
  • Experience with Control systems, PLC, and IoT devices
  • Ability to lead and manage change within an organization
  • Experience with Lean Leadership and Lean manufacturing implementations
  • Analytical skills appropriate for effective and proactive management of financial and operational metrics
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

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