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Engineering Manager

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

An Engineering Manager for Dorman Products directs and manages cross functional Product Team technical activities relating to product design, manufacture, validation, and quality.  This individual will develop, interpret, and discuss engineering team resource needs and process gaps and analyze technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.


Primary Duties

  • Confer with team to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Support teams in developing processes that will provide the most appropriate speed to market.
  • Direct SBU activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
  • Develop and implement product information systems which sufficiently describe and store product characteristics for vendor product development, product validation, and product inspection.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and, develop recommendations accordingly.
  • Develop and lead the team to provide appropriate communication channels between the global offices, CFPT teams, vendors and customers for quality and product development activities.
  • Advise team of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Conduct one on ones and performance reviews with direct reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Thorough knowledge of SolidWorks, or other CAD software.
  • Thorough knowledge of GD&T drafting techniques.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Access.
  • Knowledge of EPDM or other PDM software.
  • Working knowledge of product qualification testing and inspection tools and equipment.
  • Understanding of manufacturing capabilities; i.e. machining, stamping, casting, injection molding, electronics assembly.
  • Experience with engineering materials with knowledge of the processing and manufacturing of them; i.e. materials used in automotive materials.
  • FMEA creation, modification, and application experience.
  • Experience within a manufacturing or distribution environment.
  • Familiar with automotive vehicle component function.
  • Basic knowledge of automotive mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience in a cross-functional team.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and interpersonal skills


Education and/or Experience

  • Technical degree (BS) in mechanical engineering with 7+ years of experience; or
  • Associate degree with 9+ years of experience; or
  • Advanced degree (MSME, MSEE, MBA) with 4+ years of experience
  • 2+ years’ managerial or leadership experience preferred




Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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