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Director, Engineering

Batesville, IN 47006
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Position Summary

Batesville is looking for a Director of Engineering to join our team in Batesville, IN . As a Director of Engineering you will be responsible for planning and directing the overall engineering activities of the division, coordinating the creation, development, design, and improvement of products and processes in conformance with established programs and objectives, and providing engineering advice and assistance to other departments as required.

Wh at Batesville O ffers Y ou :
  • Annual Bonus eligibility
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, short term disability, among others.
  • Generous 401K Matching Program - 3 % (base pay) automatic contribution + $. 50 for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
  • 4 weeks' vacation , 11 paid holidays, 6 paid sick days
  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for development and advancement
  • Batesville is a family: This is not just a job. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.

What you'll do :
  • Administers an engineering division utilizing skills based on technical competence and expertise judgment. Ensures that sound-technical engineering concepts are applied
  • Establishes team's annual goals and implements and coordinates plans to ensure they are completed within costs, on schedule and other associated objectives
  • Develops operating budget to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for formulating and recommending engineering policies and technical work in accordance with project objectives
  • Cooperates with the Production and Quality Control Departments in preparing production and process designs; and in establishing uniform specifications for materials and equipment
  • Provides engineering services to other departments as required
  • Hires, retains, and develops a high-performance team; holds associates accountable for achieving annual performance goals
  • Manages employees utilizing Human Resources processes, including performance reviews and performance expectations, IDP's, work responsibilities, top grading, etc.
  • Follows all company policies/practices
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees, leading a team of 10-14 people, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance to the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct and applicable laws.

Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


This position includes travel up to 50% of the time.Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A/B.S.) or equivalent from a college or university in engineering or technical field

  • 10 years of related experience and/or training with 5 years in engineering/manufacturing roles (preferred)

  • At least 5 years of previous management/leadership experience

  • MBA or similar master's degree preferred

Great to Haves:
  • Understanding of lean principals and problem-solving techniques including but not limited to VSM, RC/CM, 5S, 5 Whys, etc.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred

  • Strong leadership ability

  • Strong Project and time Management

  • Basic computer skills required, excellent computer skills preferred (Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required)

  • Knowledge of JD Edwards or PeopleSoft

  • Metal Fabrication and wood processing industry knowledge

  • ASQ, ASME, or similar professional organization member relating to engineering and design

  • Strong Communication skills

  • Able to review and write capital fund request for changes generating or sustaining improvements in cost, quality and/or delivery

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee's ability to see near and far distances. Who we are: A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love. With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions. At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:
  • Individual worth and integrity

  • Excellence in execution

  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement

  • Courage

  • Customer focus and partnership

What Sets Us Apart: Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love isn't just our mission. It's why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be. Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement. Putting customers first: We value the funeral professionals' role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success. We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it's time to play, we get creative - and competitive. Whether it is a kickball tournament or football toss, our Tree is Me team provides engagement activities to bring people together across the organization. We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need. *These services are not available at all Batesville locations. Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI." At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans. DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. #LI-DNI

Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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