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Senior Manager- Site Operations & Laboratory

Company: Gates Corporation
Location: Englewood
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:


Location: Englewood, CO United States

Category: Engineering
Job Type: Direct Hire

Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable.

We are Gates.


The Sr. Manager- Site Operations & Laboratory is responsible for Product Validation and Release of new products and managing the global testing services for power transmission or fluid power applications within respective laboratory(s). This position will also have responsibilities of procurement to support engineering, prototype machine shop, facility operations and test engineering.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned beyond the core functions listed below.

35% Responsible for overall lab performance and day to day operation, including generation of test plans (DVP&R), test procedures to improve testing efficiency, full execution of test programs and formal reporting of results. Responsible for continuous improvement initiatives that yield laboratory efficiencies, monitor metrics to support improvements in lab throughput, cycle time, and equipment utilization.
25% Responsible for maintenance, repair, upgrades, procurement and scheduling of laboratory equipment for optimum efficiency and development cycle time reduction. Responsibilities include building/facility and equipment maintenance.
15% Responsible for managing personnel within laboratory(s) and/or pilot lab directly or through lead personnel. Oversight of work scheduled within laboratory(s) to ensure high productivity and quality.
10% Responsible for the development and maintenance of ISO-9001/TS16949 quality standards and Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) processes and procedures within laboratory(s) and facility.
10% Administrative responsibilities include management of expense and capital budgets, Capital Requisitions, oracle procurement, hiring, employee performance management, employee development, policy deployment and other areas as required.
5% Analysis and reporting of test data including application of statistical tools to support lab and development projects. Application of DFSS tools such as DOE, GR&R weibull, and capability analysis.


Will manage direct reports and have responsibility for performance management and day-to-day coaching to ensure success of the laboratory facility operation.



* Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in facilities, testing, laboratory, equipment or manufacturing environment

* Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required masters preferred.

* Understanding of Automotive and Industrial customer expectations and quality systems (TS-16949)

* Understanding of lab best practices for Safety and establish the groundwork to become ISO-17025 compliant

* Management experience

* Strong equipment and instrumentation background.

* Experience with product and process development (APQP)

* ASQ CRE, CQM or CQE desirable

* Knowledge of ISO 9001/TL9000/TS16949 QMS standards.


* Mechanical engineering knowledge

* Understanding and ability to apply concepts of testing and measurements

* Practical knowledge of mechanical products, mechanisms and systems for power transmission and/or fluid power applications

* Experience in supervising people and managing multiple projects and/or teams

* Demonstrated experience with budgetary guidelines and capital expenses

* Strong proficiency with Microsoft Suite and other ERP systems, such as Oracle and other programs used within the engineering profession

* Experience in partnering with business leaders on developing and driving global initiatives

* High Level interpersonal and leadership skills; must be able to influence and coach across multiple teams/levels within the company and locations; including establishing global partnerships.

* Ability to staff and develop an effective and capable team.

* Demonstrated understanding of regulatory environments

* Demonstrated business acumen

* Change management leadership capability

* DFSS and statistics knowledge

* Ability to develop test methods, analyze test results and write test reports

* Applications knowledge and familiarity with Gates application design tools such as Design IQ.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; see, talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Must be able to work in an office or manufacturing environment.

10-15% travel may be required.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Personal protective equipment will be required when physically in manufacturing settings, including hearing protection, eye protection, and safety shoes.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.

Gates Corporation is an Affirmative Action employer.

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