• Product Engineering Team Lead

    Job Locations US-WI-Johnson Creek
  • Overview


    The Product Engineering Team Lead, lead and facilitate multidisciplinary design teams in the development of product(s) throughout the entire cycle, from inception through end of product life. This is a position that requires excellent communication, motivational, and organizational skills. This position works closely with all areas to complete assigned engineering projects in accordance with specifications, with in schedule and budget limitations, coordinating activities of the team and vendors to reach these goals.  This position reports to the Engineer Manager.



    • Supervise and direct day to day activities of product development team
    • Manage direct reports, including but not limited to, performance reviews, PTO approval, Safety near miss administration, and new hire training / onboarding
    • Perform a variety of duties involving difficult and critical fabrication
    • Uses team management skills to lead the group through all phases of product development, from project planning through production launch.
    • Responsible for making dimensional, mechanical, and functional products and components and conducting performance testing of a complex, diversified line of components and products
    • Responsible for the design and development of drawings for production, prototypes, and for fixtures for testing
    • Responsible for the compiling of bills of materials using Harris or its equivalent
    • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans conferring with others
    • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements from the Marketing/Sales/Management staff
    • Determines project specifications by studying product design, requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates
    • Confirms product performance by designing and conducting tests
    • Actively engage and interact in support of sales/marketing efforts to develop customer relationships
    • Ability to differentiate Schiller Grounds Care products from competition based on technical features
    • Participate in customer meetings on a regular basis
    • Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements
    • Maintains project schedule by monitoring progress: coordinating activities; resolving problems. Plays a major role in the design and development of the product or component
    • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and recommending actions. Prepares monthly reports, detailing progress and costs for Staff management
    • Enforces a safe and clean working environment
    • Contributes to the team efforts and leads the team(s) during the plan and specification and design and development phases
    • Process engineering change notices
    • Works closely with the manufacturing personnel to resolve technical problems and analyze design concepts as to their manufacturing, feasibility, and costs
    • Make technical calculations using computer programs, handbooks, guides, manuals, etc. to support design related activities
    • Assist in sourcing and vendor selection in the development and supply of purchased items
    • Make recommendations for changes to the standards
    • Provides technical information and specifications as required
    • Do research pertinent to the development of the product/component
    • Keep abreast and well informed as to new developments in the field through contacts, with educational institutions, seminars, professional societies, and perusal of tests, technical papers, journals, and periodicals
    • Reviews and studies existing equipment, facilities, systems, and processes to improve efficiency, increase quality, and reduce costs
    • Determines field failures, which may require travel
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required with experience, master’s degree preferred
    • Professional Engineering license, a plus
    • Ten or more years of engineering experience in mechanical engineering design/project
    • Five years or more in leading a multidisciplinary design teams
    • Excellent communications and organizational skills
    • Excellent Solid Works CAD skills and computer skills
    • Experience with manufacturing, engineering and quality assurance methods and CAD and project management applications. Other CAD skills a plus but not required
    • Ability to travel

    Company Overview:

    Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., engineers, manufactures and markets some of the world's most sought-after lawn and garden care equipment. Our passion for innovation, quality and reliability is evident throughout our full line of high performance products used by professionals, avid gardeners and homeowners around the globe.

    Schiller Grounds Care offers an excellent compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, a generous 401(k) plan, PTO and an environment that reflects our commitment to our employees.


    Schiller Grounds Care provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Schiller Grounds Care is a drug free workplace; candidates subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug screening.


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