As staff specialist, develops, evaluates and directs plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities that are to be carried out by others. Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products, or equipment when necessary data are insufficient, or confirmation by testing is advisable.
Incumbent is recognized as a technical expert within the department or division of the company. Incumbent possesses a thorough knowledge of general principles and theories in a professional field, and contributes significantly to the solution of applied problems.
Participates in establishing design constraints; prepares engineering development proposals and feasibility studies; helps management set technical objectives; coordinates efforts at all levels with other units of the company, including Engineering, Manufacturing, and Marketing; and may develop new or modified components, products, manufacturing processes, materials, and equipment.
Must provide technical leadership and daily direction for a team of technical specialists including electrical, mechanical design, mechanical systems, stress analyst, materials selections, etc.