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Job Title:  Sustaining Engineering Manager


Orange, CA, US, 92865

Business Unit:  IntelliPower
Posting Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Job Description: 

About Us:

AMETEK is using innovation to make the world a better place, technology to improve lives, and talent to solve challenges that matter. We need people like you to help make it happen!


Job Summary:

The Sustaining Engineering Manager will lead the engineering team responsible for Engineered-to-Order (Specials Group), Sustaining Engineering and Continuous Improvement, all to support current manufacturing.  As an engineering leader, the successful candidate will work closely with sales, manufacturing, purchasing, return merchandise authorization (RMA), and quality and perform the following duties:


  • Manage escalated customer cases and issues
  • Lead and manage custom engineering of power conversion systems, particularly on-line, double-conversion Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) and Power Distribution Units (PDU)
  • Touch every part of the development cycle from conceptual design, system engineering, component selection to implementation, testing, and qualification for standard product derivation systems
  • Guide efforts driving value engineering, qualifying alternate parts and continuous evolution of product range


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Engineered-to-Order (Specials) organization and engage with Sales / customers from the bid specification stage to delivering engineered preproduction model(s).  Initiate complete and accurate documentation release for the future production build of this product.
  • Own complete system engineering layout and component selection responsibility for Engineered-to-Order (Specials) projects
  • Manage the AMETEK IntelliPower product family tree to ensure 100% of supported stock keeping units (SKU’s) have complete documentation & design material.  Leverage family tree to enhance sales ability to find “best fit” options for customers and utilize documents to provide input to sales.
  • Manage Sustaining Engineering and support production, RMA and highly escalated customer cases, failure analysis & drive Value Engineering (VA/VE) initiatives
  • Work closely with quality team and drive continuous improvement of released products
  • Monitor components obsolescence risk and manage alternate design or component qualification to ensure business continuity as may be required
  • Work closely with product development team, participate in design reviews and be the “voice of the customer” in driving defect-free design based on existing designs and lessons learned
  • Create and manage tasks in alignment with long-term company and corporate goals
  • Work closely with cross-functional team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities
  • Ensure goals are met in terms of customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and team performance
  • As a member of the Change Control Board (CCB), represent engineering and support decision making
  • Sign off on engineering change notifications (ECN), review for accuracy and guide closure
  • Meet with stakeholders to ensure transparency and open communication regarding project issues and assessments
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle
  • Evaluate program risks and triggering actions


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in UPS design
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Sustaining engineering experience
  • Exposure to military power supply requirements
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with diverse teams under pressure
  • Ability to communicate with customers on sensitive and complex technical matters
  • Continuous improvement mindset with decision making skills in alignment with business needs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives under time and budget constraints
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks including proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Vizio, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Understanding of project management
  • Understanding of document control protocols


What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities


Additional Details:

Location Information:

This position is located in sunny Orange, California. Orange is a great place to live, work, and shop. From the center of town referred to as the Plaza to our top-rated hospitals, schools, and parks, we’re a “Slice of Old Towne Charm.” The City of Orange includes plenty of natural, undeveloped areas that offer outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to get outside and explore nature in Orange County with trails for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers of all skill levels.


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AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles