Engineering Manager (Fabrication & Automation and Controls)

Engineering Broomfield, Colorado


Position at Hunter Douglas Inc.

The Role

This is a new position that combines leadership responsibilities for both fabrication process engineers and our automation and controls team. You will provide leadership, vision, and management of engineering activities for these teams. You will also play an integral role in supporting production and driving Innovation and continuous improvement.

Job Details  

Manage the Fabrication Engineering and Automation & Controls teams within the Process Engineering department.

  • Manage the Fabrication Engineering team to establish and meet all project related timelines and goals:
    • Attend hardware product development meetings (CPT meetings) for all product lines (Silhouette/Nantucket, Vignette, Luminette, Pirouette & Sonnette). Work with Fabrication engineers to identify equipment, fixture, tool and process needs to meet product development and launch plans. Establish project plans (timelines, resource requirements) to meet these needs.
    • Work with Fabrication leadership and Fabrication engineers to identify continuous improvements opportunities in all Fabrication process areas. Quantify & prioritize these safety, quality & cost savings opportunities. Develop project plans (timelines, resource requirements, etc…) to find & implement solutions for the priority opportunities.
    • Follow-up with individual engineers regularly to check status of projects and tasks. Identify any issues or challenges and help them find solutions.
    • Leads efforts to improve safety, quality and cost savings in all Fabrication areas. Identifies, quantifies and prioritizes improvement opportunities. Establishes project plans and helps to guide and drive projects to completion
  • Manage the Automation & Controls team to establish and meet all project related timelines and goals.
    • Work with Process Engineering leadership, Operations and Maintenance to identify projects and tasks that require Automation & Controls support. Work with the Automation & Controls team to assign resources and establish project plans to meet project or task timelines and goals.
    • Follow-up with individual engineers regularly to check status of projects and tasks. Identify any issues or challenges and help them find solutions.
  • Promote collaboration within your team and within the Process Engineering team as a whole.
  • Work with all members of your team to establish individual plans to support their personal and professional development.
  • Responsible for timely decision making and solid communication necessary to maintain smooth operations within the team and with other departments.
  • Develops standardized processes and work practices to improve team productivity and output.
  • Actively mentors and provides guidance to engineers and technical staff. Assists in developing leadership and technical skills.
  • Promote and help maintain a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

Acceptable Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering technology
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory or management experience in a technical field. 
  • Several years of practical work experience as a processor manufacturing engineer at a production facility is desired.

Qualifications and KSA’s:

Solid knowledge of computer use and software such as, Word and Excel.

Solid knowledge of the full product line that is being produced and work processes involved with production.

Solid knowledge of the principles of the safe operation of each piece of production equipment.

Solid knowledge of machining to be able to design and build an equipment part or machine utilizing the most economical and durable goods.

Some knowledge of the application of industrial control systems, including: plc’s, hmi’s, servo motion control and other forms of industrial automation.

Expert knowledge of the principles of Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.

Expert knowledge in communicating in both written and verbal form with other Engineers, representatives of other departments and suppliers.

Expert knowledge of various coaching techniques to develop and motivate members of the Process Engineering staff.

Expert knowledge of report writing and documentation of design changes and modifications.

Skill in safely operating shop and mill equipment such as, lathes, welders, punch presses.

Ability to trouble shoot equipment malfunctions to repair production equipment.

Ability to read and understand technical drawings and equipment schematics.

Ability to exhibit strong leadership skills to motivate Process Engineering staff members to achieve individual and department goals and objectives.

Ability to recognize conditions not requiring personal attention and delegate assignments to the most appropriate staff member of the Process Engineering department.

Ability to communicate expectations and standards of performance to department; to evaluate work performance, and give feedback.

Ability to demonstrate ease and composure in order to present technical subject matter before an assembled group of people.

About Hunter Douglas:

Hunter Douglas is the world’s leading manufacturer of window coverings. Our strength is our ability to develop innovative, high-quality, proprietary products that can be found in millions of homes and commercial buildings around the globe. Across the board and throughout the world, we have set new standards in research, design and technology. By constantly innovating and pairing our designs with the most elegant performance fabrics, we create long-lasting unique window treatments whose beauty, functionality, durability, and innovation are simply like no other.

To view a video about Hunter Douglas’ history of innovation please click here:

About the Window Fashions Division:

Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division is located in Broomfield, Colorado, midway between Boulder and Denver with outstanding views of the Rockies. The campus encompasses 756,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space.  Roughly 1000 employees work at this location to produce proprietary and upscale products such as Duette® Honeycomb Shades, 

Benefits of working for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions include:

  • Generous paid time off that accrues immediately; 11 paid holidays, new parent and family care time off and 12 hours of paid volunteer work.
  • Medical, dental, vision plan, life, STD, LTD, AD&D, dependent life, flexible spending accounts, pre-paid legal, and pet insurance.
  • 401(k) with 6% company match and annual retirement contribution, college investment savings program.
  • Employee development including education tuition assistance, and on-site development through Hunter Douglas University.
  • Robust wellness program; on-site managed fitness center free to employees.
  • Generous discount on window coverings.
  • Charitable contribution match, employee assistance program, adoption assistance, dependent scholarships, on-site physical therapists and more!