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Group Leader - Application Engineering - Fire Suppression in Easton, PA at Victaulic

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

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Job Description

Position:       Application Engineering – Group Leader

Location:      Corporate Facility

Reportsto:   Manager- Application Engineering


This position is a leadrole in the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives tostrengthen Victaulic’s FP Application Engineering team. The individualoperating in this capacity will lead a team of engineers and technicians forthe Victaulic Fire Protection Team in Application Engineering.

  • Define and direct the responsibilities and priorities of the Fire Protection Team in Application Engineering. This includes delegation of projects/assignments, setting priorities, enforcing company and departmental policies, and measuring goal achievement.
  • Pro-actively work with Customer Care, sales, sales management, product development, and product directors to support new business opportunities in the FP market.

  • Measure and improve efficiencies within the group.  Provide measurement of goals and objectives as well as response time on a regular basis.

  • Work with global AE team to provide consistent responses and processes.

  • Use employee performance appraisals as a personal development tool to provide goals, direction and guidance for group members.
  • Manage product performance/liability issues.  Direct Product Evaluation Request (PER) analyses, perform or delegate field investigations, raise awareness of critical issues needing corrective action, coordinate service bulletin activities where field replacement of products/components is required, review and revise installation instructions, defend the company in legal/insurance actions, and working with QA and product development for continual improvement/permanent solutions. 

Responsibilities toinclude but not limited to:

1.           Continuous self-education of market specificindustries (products, industry trends, etc.) and sharing of this informationwith Application Engineering Group members under your direction.

2.           Serve as an internal resource todevelopmental engineers, marketing, manufacturing and executive management withrespect to product issues, and industry trends, representing the customer’sneeds.



Job Requirements



1.           BS Degree in Engineering REQUIRED, (Mechanical,FP, Electrical or other). Experience in the Fire Protection industry a plus.

2.           Demonstratedability to work with and direct the work of others.

3.           Abilityto work within a cross-functional team.

4.           Customercentric perspective.

5.           Abilityto review and interpret technical drawings and specifications.

6.           Experience with test methodologies andtechnical standards

7.           Understand and utilize leadershipprinciples to motivate and develop the team to operate as a cohesivedepartment.  Lead by example.

8.           Requires excellent written and verbal communicationskills.

9.           Ability to establish priorities and makedecisions.

10.        Ability to organize and manageday-to-day events and to plan for future challenges.

11.        Ability to maintain desired employeeperformance and relations.

12.        Willingness to travel domestically &internationally.

13.        Self-motivated with desire to excel.