193550 - Project Manager
Up to $68.00 DOE
12 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Project Manager for an opening in Tewksbury, MA.

In this role you will not only lead sustaining engineering projects supporting existing products and processes, but you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our diverse group of dedicated R&D associates working on exciting new technologies and products. Our products utilize the latest spectroscopic technologies, helping everyone from first responders to life science researchers do their jobs better. As a Sustaining Project Manager, working out of our Research & Development group, your main focus will be to work closely with Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Supply Chain, Service and others to ensure a continuous supply of high-quality electrical, mechanical and optical components, sub-assemblies and finished products. You'll combine your knowledge of software, hardware, electronics and supply chain with your excellent project management and leadership skills. We hope you'll also appreciate that our inclusive team is constantly in learning mode, improving and always looking to build a stronger organization.

In addition to having solid technical skills, the successful candidate should be adaptable, engaging and conscientious. A hands-on approach to working with multiple concurrent projects, as well as the ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment, will round out your experience!

Provide dynamic leadership to core teams and sub-teams. Delegate work optimally and efficiently to team members and support staff.

Support the analysis of customer requirements relevant to new components.
Support the Program Management departmental SharePoint site. Maintain concise, accurate reports of sustaining engineering activity and status.
Contribute to improvement of the company’s new and sustaining product development processes.

Minimum 3+ years technical project management experience. It's a plus if you've also worked with various formal product development methodologies.

Direct the planning and execution of multiple concurrent sustaining engineering projects involving hardware, software, optical and other product components.

Lead multi-functional teams comprised of Procurement, Quality, Product Management, Engineering, Software, Manufacturing and others.

Apply knowledge of verification and validation processes, as well as basic regulatory compliance for electrical components and product safety. Maintain a learning mentality regarding components, products and processes.

Identify and pro-actively manage project risk. Develop project options and drive risk-based decision making.
Develop and drive comprehensive, accurate program timetables. Successfully manage transitional activities while phasing out obsolete components and bringing in new ones.

Combine cost-based analysis with engineering expertise to find the best combinations of cost, product performance and customer experience.

Experience in, or ability to learn of, structured stage gate product development processes.
Strong understanding of organizations that design, develop and produce technical products. An understanding of multi-functional relationships and dependencies, and ability to leverage that knowledge to reduce risk and improve project delivery performance.

Outstanding project management skills including team building, organizing, planning, time management and risk management.

Strong communications skills including verbal, written and presentation.
Strong interpersonal skills. Proven ability to listen for understanding, negotiate and mediate differences to reach consensus while maintaining strong focus on technical and business objectives.
Awareness of DFMEA & PFMEA processes.
Microsoft Project experience or willingness to learn.
Background Requirements

PMP certification or desire to attain

BS degree in a technical or business subject area.

SHIFT: Full-TIme.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Robert Davis
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x305 or (800) 927-9318 x305

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.