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Director, Engineering in Mississauga at Welbilt

Date Posted: 4/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mississauga
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/8/2019

Job Description

Is this you? Born leader. Demonstrated Perfectionist. Champion of change. Then look no further – your future as Director, Engineering starts today at Welbilt.


The Director, Engineering role provides global strategic and tactical leadership for all engineering activities for our Garland, Lincoln and Cleveland product lines and is a key leadership role for all these product lines and our Canada leadership team. Responsibilities include: budget and resource planning and management; hiring and talent management; critical input in the development of our product strategy roadmaps; leadership of all new product development projects in alignment with our product roadmap; investigate, analyze new technology opportunities in collaboration with our corporate R&D team; overall leadership for all sustaining activities including product quality improvements and warranty reduction; product cost reductions and production support; strategic and tactical leadership for our engineering lab facilities and equipment.  Works collaboratively with other functional areas and product lines to set and meet priorities that support our business strategy.  

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Canada, this position is located in Mississauga, ON*.

We put the 'fast' in fast food and the refinement in fine dining. We put the icy refreshment in sodas and the 'rocks' in signature cocktails. Be part of an industry that touches every life. Advance your career with the leader in foodservice innovation! 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide product and technical leadership in the develop of our overall product line strategy and product line roadmaps. This will include the analysis of new technology opportunities in collaboration with our corporate R&D team for incorporation into the product roadmap
  • Drive daily execution for all product line engineering initiatives to meet our monthly, quarterly and yearly business metrics and objectives.  This will include direct involvement and leadership for critical business projects and resolution of key customer issues

  • Develop and manage detailed resource plans to maximize the effectiveness of our engineering team

  • Analyze, develop and hire high-performance engineering team including improvement of critical functional and leadership skills within our engineering team

  • Develop and execute global strategy to drive improved product quality, reduce warranty costs and improve customer satisfaction

  • Identify, develop and improve core engineering systems and processes in alignment with our corporate engineering functional and innovation teams

  • Develop and manage cost center budgets

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Engineering degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of engineering experience is required

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and experience - ability to quickly analyze detailed product designs and issues and provide technical input and guidance.   

  • Results driven engineering leader with demonstrated ability to drive positive change within a team and organization

  • Direct people/team leadership experience required

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in an organization

  • Strong business acumen and experience leading service teams

  • Strong influencing skills and experience working in a matrix organizational structure.  Ability to work cross-functional and globally.

  • Advanced degree and Six Sigma certification highly desired 

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

*Welbilt, Inc. – Mississauga, Ontario Canada manufactures a full line of commercial ovens, ranges, griddles, grills & counter top cooking equipment (including food warmers, cheesemelters, deck-type gas ovens, countertop electric ovens, refrigerated worktables, equipment stands, refrigerated equipment stands, fryers, griddles, hotplates, deck-type electric ovens, restaurant electric ranges, heavy-duty electric ranges, charbroilers, convection ovens, heavy-duty gas ranges, restaurant gas ranges, stock pot stoves, broilers & salamanders).