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Our client in San Antonio, TX is seeking an experienced Engineering Manager


  • Subject-matter expert (SME) specific to technical operation, performance, and specification requirements of assigned product line(s)
  • Develop, lead, and manage New Product Development (NPD) projects aligned with Corporate Annual Operating Plan (AOP) objectives
  • Develop, lead, and manage Value Add Value Engineered (VA/VE) projects aligned with Corporate Annual Operating Plan (AOP) objectives
  • Generate and execute Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) as required ensuring standard processes are being followed in detail and changes are highlighted to all concern personnel with proper documentation
  • Coordinate, execute, and monitor effective product, and component phase-in / phase-out plans
  • Oversee and manage maintenance of 3rd party product regulatory compliance and certification requirements to include supporting Quality Assurance with product audits
  • Lead agency and code working group participation to protect Watts interests and drive future development
  • Work closely with manufacturing engineering to ensure production methods are aligned with product regulatory compliance and certification requirements
  • Supervise and oversee “Special Handling Instruction” (SHI) to included customization of products for specific customer requirements
  • Maintain accurate product structure, packaging data, and design drawings utilizing 3D CAD software
  • Support sales and customer service organizations with technical information requests
  • Investigate and resolve customer complaints using systematic problem solving techniques and implementation of innovative solutions to address root cause
  • Support sourcing initiatives related to alternative suppliers, materials cost reductions, and evaluations for buy-sell (B2B) products
  • Support supplier quality initiatives related to purchased components, assemblies, and buy-sell (B2B) products
  • Support liability claims with the legal department
  • Support all cross platform projects and initiatives
  • Create and manage engineering training program
  • Promote and maintain a team environment and open communication to ensure continuous and efficient productivity
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned through discretion of their immediate supervisor

Project Management:

  • Manage new product development projects
  • Complete all required reporting
  • Lead team meetings
  • Communicate project status and manage timelines


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering


  • Supervision of 5 employees:
  • CAD Designers, Mechanical Engineer, Chemist, and Lab Engineer


  • 5-7+ years of industry product design proficiency in water conditioning equipment
  • Advance technical or business degree preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to facilitate discussions, and provide key messages
  • Working knowledge of the design/manufacturing of engineered products involving castings, springs, machining, stampings, plastic & rubber molding, assembly, testing, and packaging processes
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) practices
  • Ability to effectively participate in and facilitate cross-functional/multi-level team meeting
  • Strong project management skills, ability to coordinate multiple task and multiple personnel
  • Professional Project Management Certification preferred
  • Excellent comprehension of MS Office products
  • Travel Required: 10%


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds alone, 80 lbs. with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work in a manufacturing and office environment
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