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Director of Engineering (E-commerce Material Handling Systems Design Firm)

Memphis, TN


This is a direct/permanent FT position with our client who is looking for an entrepreneurial minded hands on engineering leader to help them hire, train, build, manage and grow out their rapidly expanding e-commerce material handling systems design engineering team. Over the next few months, you will directly be responsible for hiring, training and mentoring 30-40 of the best engineers in the logistics/industrial industry. The CEO is looking for an engineering leader who love to manage, mentor, build, design and deliver projects and products to global e-commerce clients; engineering leaders who value work life balance and giving back to the community, who are  hard workers and want to be part of a rapidly growing global team.

Come and be a part of building and designing the next generation of material handling systems for customers like UPS and FedEx! This is an amazing opportunity to join a very successful company as it seeks to leverage its profits and influence for the common good (giving over $30M away to over 50 charities), while maintaining a high level of engineering excellence. 
CLIENT Core Values:
1. Quick to Field
2. A Good Product for a Fair Price
3. Positive World Impact
4. Character | Competence | Chemistry


  • The Director of Engineering will support the efforts of our client in building a team to deliver on their commitment to serve their material handling customers with excellence, to contribute to our communities, and to operate as an example of ethical and moral principles.
  • Manage engineering staff and any third party engineering vendors to facilitate Project Engineering support.
  • Ensure high quality of engineering standards and processes at all locations with an eye towards process improvement.
  • Provide strong management skills with a commitment to meeting schedules and goals.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead, grow, develop, and manage subordinates.
  • Be a strong, persuasive servant – leader with excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an attitude of providing excellent customer service with all external and internal clients. 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Candidate must be a P.E.
  • 5-10 years minimum experience in design and development of engineered systems with focus on material handling and/or conveyor systems.
  • Experience managing, training and building an engineering team
  • Working knowledge of scheduling software (Microsoft Project).
  • Working knowledge/experience with AutoCAD.
  • Ability to work within cost constraints and schedule constraints.
  • Ability to work fluidly with management and sub-groups to effectively integrate all components of projects. 
  • Analytical, detail oriented, and organized.
  • Must be able to pass a Skills/Knowledge Test.
  • Must pass a drug test, fit for duty exam and background check.
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