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Lead Engineer - Geith Attachments

Last Updated Date:  Sep 8, 2022

Buford, GA, US, 30518

Company:  Bobcat

Job Information

Manage product development activities for a single product, technical specialty/product function, or process achieving both the short and long-term strategy to meet or exceed quality, functionality, the voice of the customer, and competitive edge requirements
Proficient at Creo Parametric and/or other computer engineering tools
Manage a small team that may include Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and Co-op Students
Resource planning and management
Working with and in ERP systems as part of Engineering responsibilities
Assist in developing specifications, program plans, milestones, major reviews, schedules, etc.
Direct, design, and develop products to meet the following objectives: 
Safe, reliable, and efficient products
Completion of the development projects on time within budget
Integrate technologies in product and development processes
Other Duties: engineering activities for all assigned products, as well as providing support to the Engineering Manager
Provides support to cross-functional teams to ensure end-to-end success

Role & Responsibility

Employee Engagement and Talent Management
Manage a small team while organizing major tasks and goals, working with the Engineering and Project Manager, monitoring projects, and making appropriate changes
Inspire, engage, and empower employees to create a culture of creativity, innovation, and timely development of world-class products
Outline strategy for employee growth, development, and succession planning
Identify key competencies and skills needed to build a diverse team
Identify and remove roadblocks on projects so employees can effectively execute project plans
Build cross-functional relationships to enhance departmental collaboration
Recognize team failures as learning opportunities and coach employees through project hurdles

Support the ideation process to initiate new ideas for future and existing products for the Long Range Plan (LRP)
Use an innovative approach to problem-solving and team engagement while devising courses of action for the development of new techniques or processes
Refashion existing courses of action where a large volume of accepted practice limits the opportunity for innovation
Foster a culture of creativity and support diversity of thought, innovation, and excellence
Sponsor and/or lead innovation challenges and events

Strategic Engineering Design
Drive product development initiatives in the product design process, managing the development activity and budget per the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Long Range Plan (LRP)
Collaborate with other functional areas, participating in meetings on the production status of major products
Identify and drive continuous improvement in the product development process, engineering systems, and database of technical specifications
Ensure the team responds to and solves field problems and warranty issues for the assigned product line
Improve product quality, reliability and system cost through warranty and quality cost improvement programs

Business Acumen
Responsible for the overall financial impact of the development of products
Understand the business implications of decisions
Align the work of the engineering teams with the AOP and LRP
Ensures the team is designing for manufacturability and impact of the final cost of the product to the customer
Propose and manage the annual budget to achieve product development goals in North America
Always maintain a global perspective for new product development allowing for worldwide distribution 
Provide strategic leadership in the product development life cycle based on knowledge and history of the product and company goals

Job Requirement

A Hands on approach to Product development and the processes required to bring the job from ideation to product launch
Experience working with ERP and PDM/PLM system
Experience leading and developing engineering teams or have had 2+ years previous experience in a Design Engineering role with demonstrated Team lead competencies in the development of a single product, product function and/or product improvement/optimization effort and is looking to develop to the next level
A clear understanding of the product development and validation processes and customers needs to be achieved through experience with one or more of the company's products, dealers, and customers
Ability to build strong relationships with other functions of the organizations
Ability to develop and mentor engineers at various levels in their careers
A creative and visionary approach to projects with the ability to influence innovation across multiple organizations and levels through technical aptitude and understanding of the team's strengths
Strong capacity for leading change, dealing with ambiguity and providing creative solutions, and influencing multi-discipline teams with data, scientific reasoning, and strong coaching skills
Basic project management methodologies and tools experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Agricultural, etc..) A Master's Degree in Business Administrative or similar will also be considered
7 - 10 years of experience
Travel: < 10%

Geith Intl. and Doosan Bobcat North America will not sponsor applicants for work visas, nor provide any OPT, CPT or other immigration support, for this position.


The Company’s Georgia hiring location is Buford. Contact Kyle Lantz for information on this listing. 


As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-241-8700. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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