Project Manager Engineer

Location: Carol Stream, IL

Department: QP Administration

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

In 1959 Edward Miller recognized the need for a high quality, reliable manufacturing partner in the marketplace. He took a one-person operation, started in his garage, and launched Prince Industries into a globally recognized premier designer, engineer and manufacturer of precision machined and sheet metal fabricated components and hydraulics. At Prince Industries, we embrace the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global manufacturing marketplace and are prepared to meet the most demanding applications from our customer, including small/mid-size runs, JIT components and high volume production. Today we continue to hire smart, passionate, and forward thinking problem solvers like Edward Miller.  Our culture demands our employees to be of the utmost in character, highly-responsible, accountable, results oriented, with a focus on continual improvement in all that they do. 


As a key member of the QP Hydraulics Team, the Engineering Project Manager is responsible for managing and directing all technical and commercial aspects of all assigned projects including but not limited to the administration, engineering, design, purchasing, manufacturing, factory testing, installation and commissioning facets of the project. Strong teamwork and communication skills are required to succeed, as the position offers a small company environment that provides close involvement and communication with other engineering project team members, purchasing, vendors, manufacturing and customers.


BS/MS in Mechanical or Hydraulic Engineering plus 15+ years’ experience in hydraulic cartridge valve design, hydraulic implement valve design or hydraulic system design and project management.
Experience in the use of SolidWorks, FEA, CFD & Hysan, Dynasty or Easy5 or similar
Experience designing part and assembly using 3D modeling and drawings.
Knowledge of ASME Y14.100
Knowledge of ASME Y14.5
Excellent working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic schematics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to travel in excess of 15% domestically and internationally

Desirable Skills or Attributes

Professional engineering registration
Lab View programing
Background in precision part manufacturing
Implement system design a plus.
Knowledge of design for manufacturability
Knowledge/Experience in EPDM or any PDM system
Spanish and/or Chinese language skills
Strong teamwork and communication skills


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the success of assigned projects including the administration, engineering, design, purchasing, manufacturing, factory testing, installation and commissioning facets of the project
Responsible for giving clear direction, prioritizing tasks and coordinating resources assigned to the project
Understand and meet customer project goals
Clarify and manage project requirements and scope with customer and project team
Identify and document constraints and risks with customer and project team, proactively work with them to determine and implement solutions
Perform project planning with project team
Create and maintain project schedules to meet customer and QP Hydraulics goals
Ensure project schedules have accurate tasks and hours
Assume assertive leadership role with customer and project team to ensure requirements and scope compliance throughout the project
Conducts design reviews
Use standard products and processes
Oversee and/or perform onsite inspections and project “kick-off” meetings as assigned
Oversee and/or perform the development of conceptual system designs as assigned
Oversee and/or perform the development of control system functional descriptions as assigned
Ensure system engineering is complete prior to handing off work for detailed engineering and design
Provide coordination between marketing, administration, engineering, manufacturing and field service for project design, manufacture, installation and commissioning
Ensure effective information handoffs
Hold project status meeting with project team as required during the life of the project.
Ensure that all the project documentation is created, updated and correct
Manage and track project progress and performance
Report project progress and performance to senior management on a monthly basis
Manage and execute multiple projects

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