This is an amazing opportunity for engineering growth.  We design, and build, every product from the ground up.  The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will have the opportunity to lead the team to design, build and service HVAC and Refrigeration units from the bolts up.

Assignment: 4235
Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Industry: HVAC/Industrial Refrigeration
Reports To: Vice President
Location: Texas

Our Client:

Our client is the premier manufacturer of refrigeration and cooling products for the commercial and industrial markets since 1991.  They have manufacturing facilities in both the USA and Malaysia.  They specialize in the manufacture of an extensive spectrum of custom chillers, air systems, and handling units, with sales representatives and authorized service organizations throughout the USA.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a minimum throughput in the first year.  Following year discuss plans for adding to the role each year
  • Responsible for running the Industrial Cooling Division – would like to grow the division and, possibly, based on results take over 1/2 of Engineering for the Rental Division
  • Effectively reduce the amount of products that are currently subcontracted
  • Responsible for domestic sourcing
  • Work with the sales team to develop product lines that can be effectively marketed and sold (less cherry picking)
  • Develop a team of key individuals that can each support responsibilities in the manufacturing process
  • Leadership and development of the Engineering staff
  • Assist in developing policies, practices and procedures within the Engineering team
  • Drive excellence and innovation in process
  • Quality, continuous improvement, reliability and warranty cost reduction
  • Capital equipment projects and budget
  • Work effectively with peers on a cross-functional basis

Position Requirements:

  • 5 years experience directing full Engineering team
  • 5 years minimum HVAC and/or industrial refrigeration experience
  • Heavy electrical engineering skills – works with controls, etc.
  • Structural experience – sheet metal
  • Has worked in general engineering doing custom work with AutoCAD and able to make changes quickly
  • Custom or semi-custom experience
  • Proven track record in areas of new technology adoption and product development
  • Deep knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines
  • Comfort with conceptual/strategic thinking and processes
  • Engineering Degree – ME or EE preferred, PE is highly preferred


Rich Miller
Executive Recruiter


Lisa Baaklini