FELLFAB® engineers and manufactures innovative products from technical and specialized textiles. We are more than a manufacturer of specialized textile products; we are an engineering company dedicated to working with our customers. We believe in establishing long-term relationships based on providing purpose-built solutions.

We are seeking an Engineering Manager to fill a key leadership role in our Atlanta area location.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead team in Product Cost Estimating, Design and Development
  • Development of CAD Drawings for internal use and customer requirements
  • Part and product configuration definition, process definition, DFMEA and PFMEA, pattern and marker development
  • Co-ordination and Management of launch of new products into production, working closely with Operations and Quality groups
  • Problem investigation and resolution applying root cause analysis principles
  • Continuous Improvement of products and processes
  • Development of specifications and standards, and test plans to verify new/changed designs for customer and regulatory requirements
  • Develop, maintain, and standardize engineering procedures to support the company business objective, engineering procedures and forms, engineering systems and technology (SolidWorks, PDM, Optitex), and customer and industry requirements (e.g., ISO9001/AS9100)

Other Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Prepare & submit annual engineering budget (Operating & Capital Expenditures) and manage department to approved budget.
  • Prepare, report, and react to engineering departmental objectives (KPIs)
  • Participate in the RFQ process; Assign appropriate engineering resources to respond to opportunities
  • Perform design analysis and cost reviews on new and existing opportunities.
  • Manage and schedule the pattern/prototype group, providing final reports and recommendation of new products
  • Perform and co-ordinate necessary field trials and external engineering verification testing.
  • Prepare process plans, quality plans, and incoming acceptance criteria for new materials, new products, and new projects in coordination with quality and operations.
  • Prepare technical input to finance department to support potential research and development grants/tax rebates.
  • Research material capabilities per application and design.
  • Develop, approve, and maintain drawings, specifications, standards, and engineering test plans to meet company and customer requirements.
  • Prepare process plans, quality plans, and incoming acceptance criteria for new materials, new products, and new projects in coordination with quality and operations.

Key Relationships

  • Interface with the senior leadership team
  • Collaborate with departmental managers
  • Lead, coach, and mentor engineering staff
  • Partner with sales to ensure a purposeful RFQ process and shared focus on customer service and satisfaction
  • Build Relationships with customers, and suppliers
  • Provide Leadership, management, training, and support to the (Atlanta and Texas) Engineering Departments
  • Collaborate with the VP of Sales and Marketing on new product developments

Knowledge/Skills/Experience/Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required in Mechanical or Textile Engineering or similar/appropriate technical discipline
  • 5 years of engineering management experience
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, and design/technical software
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of employees, both verbally and in writing
  • Exceptional organizational leadership skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects at any given time
  • Previous experience with test data and certification procedures
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Interested candidates can forward a resume and cover letter to careers@fellfab.com