Director of Engineering – Heat Pump Water Heaters

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Nyle Water Heating Systems (“NWHS”) is a rapidly growing, innovative company that develops, manufactures, and sells heat pump water heaters for commercial and residential applications.( We are a young, innovative, and rapidly growing company that has a culture that matches that of a start-up even though we have been a leader in our space for many years.

NWHS is headquartered in Brewer, Maine (Bangor Area)

This role is intended to be on-site. Candidates requiring hybrid or remote work schedules will not be considered.

Job Description

NWHS is looking for a Director of Engineering. The right candidate will “do what it takes to make this a success”, adapt to rapid change and work through ambiguity while maintaining a positive attitude.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Engineering will be responsible for all day-to-day aspects of Heat Pump Water Heater Engineering, including:

  • Lead and manage a growing, high-performance team of electrical, controls and mechanical engineers in both product and manufacturing engineering roles.
  • Design and direct the work of the functional area. Select, coach, and develop the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team.
  • Create and sustain an organizational culture which encourages innovation, collaboration, excitement, commitment, and a sense of urgency toward goals, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead a slate of projects to support the development of current and next-generation heat pump water heater products and control systems.
  • Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame.
  • Stay current with industry trends, ensuring that the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position.
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor.
  • Develop new products from conception to testing to production.
  • Collaborate with marketing to determine the potential for new products.
  • Participate in product line rationalization and simplification discussions.
  • Establish and maintain a system of engineering change controls.
  • Develop specific short-term and long-term plans and programs to improve productivity and capacity and prepare the necessary budgets and justifications for these projects.
  • Support improvements in safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and cost improvements of manufacturing operations

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical.
  • Advanced engineering degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role in the HVAC-R industry.
  • 10+ years of engineering work experience in the HVAC-R industry with a heavy emphasis in controls and refrigeration systems
  • Demonstrated project management skills is a must have.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant UL certifications, building management systems
  • Heat pump knowledge and experience strongly preferred.
  • Plumbing industry experience / knowledge is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience driving lean manufacturing principles and practices.
  • New product development experience is a plus.
  • Confidence and willingness to take calculated risks, implement new ideas, drive for results, and sustain change.
  • Willingness to get out on the production floor and be hands-on.
  • Proven record of attracting and developing talented people, and the ability to effectively allocate and utilize resources.
  • Estimated Travel: <10%

What’s in it for you

    • This is a long-term position with opportunity for growth.
    • Competitive compensation
    • Paid time off: Vacation days; Holidays; Sick days.
  • Benefits: Medical; Dental; Employer Matching 401(k), Short- &amp; Long-Term Disability Insurance.

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

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