Product Development Leader

Would you like to BLAST into an exciting leadership opportunity where you will contribute to successful missions putting people and satellites into space and protecting armed service men and women around the world as they protect our freedoms at home?  If so, join the Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Development Team where you will have a blast leading your team in the development of customer-specific Aerospace and Defense products, increase your team's capabilities, and support our company's successful growth strategy. Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBA&D products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community.   EBA&D's continued growth requires an accomplished engineer for the position of Product Development Leader, reporting to a Product Development Manager.  The position is located in Simsbury, CT.  This is a great opportunity for an experienced engineer with technical, people, and process improvement skills to grow as a leader into a new role and gain new experiences! You will manage a talented team, own a product line, provide exceptional technical expertise, and become an intricate component of our continued business growth.  Responsibilities: The Product Development Leader will be responsible for leading a product development team.  The Product Development Leader has the following main areas of responsibility: Drive and support execution your team's projects in all areas:  technical requirements review and verification, design creation and evaluation, risk assessments and mitigation plans, drawing and test procedure review, design review content, proposal technical and cost reviews, and problem solving Complete ownership of product lines assigned Manage and grow your team's talent and capabilities to align with current and future company needs Continuously improve our robust processes and procedures Support business development and sales efforts, customer interface activities, problem resolution, and employee relations Facilitate a successful team-based organization Requirements: BS/MS in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical or Chemical Minimum of 10 years of project, design or related engineering experience.   Required experience includes problem solving/root cause analysis, leadership of multi-function technical teams, project management, technical writing and cost estimating experience.   Candidates should have the ability to interpret and analyze mechanical, chemical and/or electrical specifications and data.   Knowledge of explosive material ordnance devices and/or missile/launch vehicle systems as well as experience with manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping and/or product development is beneficial.  Must have or be able to obtain a U.S Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance and be capable of working on U.S. DoD and ITAR restricted products.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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