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Director of Engineering

Company: Nikkiso Cryo Inc.
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: October 6, 2018

Job Description:

Nikkiso Cryo, Inc., is one of the worlds foremost suppliers of submerged motor liquefied gas pumps. We offer unmatched reliability, quality and safety. As part of the Nikkiso Company global organization, our original technologies provide our customers with the confidence in knowing they are receiving the latest technology and the highest standards of engineering available.

We are located in North Las Vegas, Nevada and we offer a full range of submerged pumps for LNG, LPG, LEG, LN2, liquid propylene and many other liquefied gases. With design, production and test facilities in both the United States and Japan, sales offices in Las Vegas, Houston, London and Tokyo, Nikkiso Cryo offers prompt and full support for all of our customers worldwide. For more information please visit

Position Summary:
Leading the NCI Engineering department and reporting to the General Manager, Director of Engineering provides leadership, vision and support for the engineering team. The Engineering Manager manages and coordinates the work of the engineering team and provides leadership, support and focus while ensuring company goals are met.

  • Plans and directs all aspects of engineering activities and projects within the organization
  • Ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives
  • Oversees a robust engineering process and delivery timelines to keep projects on schedule and on budget
  • Utilizes best practice engineering methods and provides expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives
  • Responsible for generating and implementing recovery plans for past due engineering milestones to ensure test dates and contractual delivery requirements are maintained
  • Implements and maintains overall engineering objectives and initiatives
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities in relation to engineering designs and drawings
  • Make recommendations for continuous improvement in operational efficiency and safety of the test facility
  • Direct, review, and approve product designs and changes
  • Ensure engineering procedures required to mitigate risk of engineering flaws in designs or drawings are in place and being executed
  • Conducts a continuous search of new materials, processes, and procedures to enhance and improve the product line
  • Prepare and maintain summary of overall engineering status for each project for weekly reporting to General Manager, CEO, and other Directors
  • This list is not comprehensive, and tasks not mentioned here may be required

    Required Skills:

    • Strong operational skills in a product development environment
    • Must possess a history of strong leadership, deep practical engineering knowledge and proven record of accomplishment for timely project delivery, project management, cost control and customer satisfaction
    • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and will interface closely with Quality, Project Management, Purchasing, and Operations
    • Extensive 3D CAD software experience; SolidWorks experience required
    • EPDM experience; SolidWorks EPDM preferred
    • Bring knowledge and creativity to the position as well as have the discipline to drive results and follow established fundamental processes
    • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
    • Demonstrated ability to motivate and innovate
    • Technical Program Management
    • Knowledge of ISO standards and engineering related administrative and filing procedures
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and other staff

      Required Experience and Education:

      • BSME is required
      • 8+ years in a progressively responsible leadership role in engineering field
      • Extensive knowledge of engineering theory and design criteria

        Environmental Safety Requirements:

        • New Employee Safety Training is required by all newly hired employees, including Safety Awareness
        • All safety related training is provided and tracked by the EHS Director
        • Job specific training modules deemed necessary by employees Manager or Director will be required of all employees on an ongoing basis

          Employees are required to wear Nikkiso provided PPE as/when needed. PPEs include, safety shoes, safety glasses, face shields, FR clothing, cryogenic gloves, cryogenic apron, cut resistant gloves, safety gloves, hearing protection, hard hats & dust masks. Failure to comply with Nikkiso Cryo safety requirements will result in disciplinary actions, up to and including termination.

          Work Environmental and Physical Demands:

          • In order to perform the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls
          • Overtime may be necessary as the workload dictates. This may include week days, weekends, nights and/or holidays
          • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location, but the conditions listed above will generally apply
          • Valid drivers license required for travel between the NCI facility locations

            In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to meet the work environmental and physical demands listed above.

            The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are typically acquired through the levels of education and experience listed. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience that provides an applicant with the listed knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job, may be accepted. PI104692016

            Keywords: Nikkiso Cryo Inc., North Las Vegas , Director of Engineering, Executive , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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