Chief Global Engineer

Job Number:
5241 DS
Salary is Negotiable
Not Specified
Dave Sevel
P: 216-455-1432
(800) 338-1257




Chief Global Engineer

Responsible for leading a global engineering He/she will be responsible for the development and maintenance of products and systems and in leading a team of engineers, technicians and support personnel as they develop, test, modify and create solutions for the fluid power industry and high-quality products demanded by end users.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead a group of engineers, scientists and technicians in the United States, UK, Germany, Korea, India and China who design solenoid valves, screw-in cartridge valves, integrated manifold packages and electronic controls for the mobile and industrial fluid power industries
  • Provide overall technical guidance for global cross-functional engineering activities with overseas units and customers in APAC and EMEA regions
  • Provide product technical guidance directed at machine builders and OEMs in the agriculture, construction and industrial markets
  • Oversee the research and development of new products and procedures
  • Work with Product Management to analyze market requirements for new and current products
  • Collaborate on product specifications and detailed plans to accomplish goals
  • Be a champion to develop and execute work to improve end-to-end engineering performance throughout the company
  • Be an active member of the President’s leadership team in setting strategic and tactical direction for the company



  • BSEE (preferred), Mechatronics (preferred), BSME or higher level of education
  • 5 or more years experience leading a diverse engineering group
  • Experience with larger OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers in the agriculture, construction and industrial markets
  • Familiarity with M & A activities, and Post Merger Integration (PMI) of engineering groups
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability in working with a business operating team in a collaborative manner to drive business results
  • Strong bias to coach and develop a global team 
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time including international travel
  • Strong Familiarity with:
    • Fluid power (preferred) or automotive industry
    • Solenoids and hydro-mechanical valve design, on-board and embedded electronic controls.  Prior Cartridge Valve Technology experience is a big plus.
    • Hydraulic system design and functions
    • Manufacturing processes for high-pressure fluid control products
    • Experience in analysis lead tools FEA, CFD, DAQ and simulation
    • APQP new product launch process
    • New product durability and qualification plans

Please reference Job Code 5241 DS when responding to this position. Please send your resume as an attached document in Word form.

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