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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

MTD Products Inc Valley City, OH

Valley City, OH
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



We currently are looking for an energized Engineering Director to manage all technical design aspects for all Utility Vehicle Platforms within MTD. This role will report the Vice President of Product Development.

This role will:


Provide management and design leadership for a team of UTV Engineers.The Engineering Director of UTV platforms will manage multiple design/platform teams.Engineering Managers and Team Leaders will report to this Engineering Director.

Review and provide innovative technical guidance on all Utility Vehicle platforms

Coordinate designs with product marketing, customer service, production, supply chain, accounting and other engineers and departments related to this product line

Provide support and leadership to all production activities at the production manufacturing location

Keep current with technical advancements and worldwide regulations / standards

The ideal candidate will have:


Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Technology(Master s degree would be a plus)

Leadership experience and success in managing multiple vehicle/platform design teams

Knowledge (5-10 years of experience) of vehicle/platform design principles particularly related to Utility Vehicle Platforms

Experience working with manufacturing to implement sound designs that meet cost and ease of assemble targets

Excellent communication skills and proven experience interacting with product marketing, customer service, production and supply chain groups

A disciplined and motivational personality.Also self motivated, results oriented, and capable of a sustained and continuous effort

Willingness to travel to meet project objectives.Travel approximately 10% of the time with approximately two international trips per year

The most important attribute is the ability to work effectively within our fast paced product design team.

MTD Products was founded over 80 years ago and is headquartered in Valley City, a half hour south of Cleveland, Ohio. Our passion has led MTD to be a worldwide leader of outdoor power equipment with facilities in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and South America producing equipment for both residential and commercial markets.

MTD offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Defined Contribution Plan, Health and Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, paid vacation, paid holidays.

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.