Director of Engineering

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40019

Summary:
The Director of Engineering will be responsible for leading a team of approximately 12 direct reports (Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Project Managers) across multiple manufacturing facilities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that manufacturing processes are meeting company quality standards and customer expectations
  • Monitor and adjust individual performance of staff based on KPI performance expectations
  • Develop and train engineering team members to ensure  successful onboarding and cohesion in the group
  • Promote an environment of continuous improvement 
  • Support compliance audits as necessary
  • Manage ongoing evolution of an effective process for both Engineering and New Product Development
  • Ensure project management methods are followed and project metrics maintained
  • Own and evolve engineering standards, processes, and procedures 
  • Identify and develop new product offering options to continue growth of business 

Requirements:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering or related field of study
  • 10+ years of professional experience 
  • 7+ years of leadership experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of chemical manufacturing 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change across multiple manufacturing facilities 

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40002

Summary:

  • Establish product development schedule from concept to production
  • Utilize SolidWorks to create models, perform structural analysis and create technical drawings
  • Create test methods, design verification and validation activities
  • Determine ideal component manufacturing route to ensure overall design, performance, and cost conformance.
  • Assist in the development of material specifications for parts
  • Design and build prototype fixtures and tooling, define equipment needs
  • Participate in design reviews on projects

 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 4+ years of related design experience with parts or components
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and creativity

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with SolidWorks
  • DFMEA and FEA experience
  • Experience with plastics, injection molding or plastic components

Key Account Manager

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39957

Our client is a leading provider of strategic cost management opportunities that help manufacturers succeed in today's marketplace. They specialize in establishing supplier and manufacturing relationships to help facilitate the process and negotiate the best value solutions for their customers. They're looking to add a Key Account Manager to their team who will be responsible for growing sales within existing accounts by using consultative yet creative and innovative approach to help their clients find the best value solution.

The ideal candidate has a technical aptitude with industrial sales experience, engaging and selling to buyers, engineers and occasionally C-suite level executives within small-midsized companies. Compensation for this position is a competitive base salary + uncapped commission potential and additional benefits.

Controller

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39952

SkyWater is excited to be partnering with a family-owned printing company in the east metro to find them their next Controller.  The current CFO is retiring this year so not only will you be the head accounting/ finance person, but there is a direct trajectory to CFO in a few years. 

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves to get their hands dirty in the details, while still seeing the big picture and being involved in the strategy of the company.  In typical family-owned fashion, everyone rolls up their sleeves and dives in to help out so you will have a ton of variety in this job – every day will look different! 

You will report directly to the President, who is a phenomenal individual (one of the best SkyWater has worked with!)  Her background is in sales so she needs someone who she can trust entirely to handle the finance side of the business.

If you’re interested in hearing more, please reach out – CRabon@skywatersearch.com | 952.767.9025

Maintenance Supervisor

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39900

Maintenance Supervisor

 

Our client is a growing, family owned Medical Device Company looking to add a Maintenance Supervisor. The sky is the limit here! People have worked their way up from contributor level to management positions or changed departments completely. Engineering functions interface with many areas of the company so you will get exposure to all parts of the business to learn and grow in your career.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate all maintenance activities to include analyzing equipment needs, reliability issues, developing preventive/predictive maintenance programs.
  • Plan and oversee all repair and installation activities also monitor equipment critical parts inventory and place orders when necessary.
  • Coach, mentor, train and develop maintenance employees to meet current and future business requirements of a facility operating 24/7
  • Manage the maintenance expenses by ensuring best practices in the industry.
  • Build and nurture relationships with contractors and service providers.
  • Identify and solve leading downtime contributors.
  • Works with the EHS team during inspections, approvals, permitting and mitigation efforts including implementation of safety committee and safety audit recommendations and initiatives.

 

Qualifications

  • A degree in mechanical, electrical engineering and/or ten years of full-time maintenance management experience in a production environment; or combination of the two are desired.
  • Three years in leading and directing a staff of maintenance personnel. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to maintenance of equipment; OSHA regulations and safe work practices; the principles of human resource management, supervision, and budgeting.
  • Working knowledge of ISO, Lean, Continuous Improvement strategy and/or TPM.
  • Strong experience in Equipment Preventive Maintenance Management and of plant maintenance software, CMMS.

 

Apply below or send resume directly to sbudreau@skywatersearch.com!

 

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39899

Our client is a growing, family owned Medical Device Company looking to add a Manufacturing Engineer III. The sky is the limit. Engineers have worked their way up from contributor level to management positions or changed departments completely. Engineering functions interface with many areas of the company so you will get exposure to all parts of the business to learn and grow in your career.

 

Responsibilities

  • Participate in developing new products and processes with focus on design for manufacturability.
  • Drive process improvements in yield, quality, and cost, using Six Sigma DMAIC, DOE’s, and lean principles.        
  • Support products on floor by troubleshooting daily issues.
  • Provide manufacturing support during confirmation, validation, and post-production builds
  • Work collaboratively in group and outside of group with quality, operations and development.

Qualifications

  • BS in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience required.
  • This is on the metals side of business; machining, tool and die, stamping/forming background is a plus.
  • Medical device experience preferred

 

Apply below or send resume directly to sbudreau@skywatersearch.com!

 

 

Product Marketing Manager

  • Location: St. Paul
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39757

As the Product Marketing Manager you will be a key member of the product marketing team managing software products in the life sciences industry. You will be responsible for managing the company’s software product portfolio.  This will include gathering customer requirements, working with the software team for implementation as well as upstream and downstream marketing efforts to launch new products and product improvements.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Own the creation and implementation of annual business plan and multi-year strategic plan for your products
  • Take financial accountability (P&L) for your product line. Report financials and other key performance metrics to senior management as needed
  • Routinely provide business/market analysis including but not limited to: Market trends, market share, ASP, and competitive analysis
  • Lead efforts to collect voice of the customer. Translate analysis back into the company to support business decision making, especially product development or improvement

 

Experience:

  • Strong technical aptitude – will be talking with customers in detail
  • Experience in software product management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business, MBA preferred; or Scientific degree combined with MBA
  • 5 years experience within Life Sciences, Biomedical Research, and/or software preferred
  • Must be based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area

 

Business Development Executive

  • Location: St Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39661

SkyWater Search Partners is seeking a Sales Account Representative for a local client of ours in St. Paul.

Our client is an industry leading, manufacturing company that sells custom products into a variety of industries and has well-known, reputable customers. This business has maintained a steady financial outlook and is now looking to add their next sales rep as they focus on growth.

The ideal candidate is a team player that has experience managing the full sales cycle, a passion for generating new business, and can manage customer relationships well. This position will work closely with multiple departments within the company, and be a key component in helping oversee product launches after sales are closed. Candidates with a passion for interior design or architecture may also find this role a fit.

Our client will provide a competitive base salary, a performance based incentive plan, benefits, and more.

Sr. Platform Engineer (NodeJS, C, AWS)

  • Location: St. Paul
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39657

Our client is a fast-growing, Twin Cities-based company of ~150 employees in the IoT space with an exciting lineup of products.

They are currently looking to hire a strong Platform Software Engineer to help continue their growth pattern. To be a fit, this hire will bring a 4-year degree and 8+ years of professional experience to the table. Specifically, they are looking for a background in C, NodeJS for API development & AWS to help manage infrastructure (Terraform). 

This person will be working on new features, as well as refactoring old code and testing with a team of ~15 engineers in an Agile environment.

This is a full time, perm position at their office (currently remote) – complete with a competitive base salary, unlimited PTO, health/dental benefits, 401K with company match.

Must be local to MN, and cannot require sponsorship.

QA Engineer

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #39650

Our client is a fast-growing, Twin Cities-based company of ~150 employees in the IoT space with an exciting lineup of products.

They are currently looking to hire a strong Mid or Senior Software QA Engineer to help continue their growth pattern. To be a fit, this hire will bring a 4-year degree and 3+ years of professional experience to the table. Specifically, they are looking for a background in automation using Selenium. This role will have a mix of manual & automated testing, and we are looking for someone that will help them continue down the path to automation. Experience with regression testing, API testing, mobile testing, and UI testing will all be helpful.

This is a full time, perm position at their office (currently remote) – complete with a competitive base salary, unlimited PTO, health/dental benefits, and 401K with company match.

Must be local to MN, and cannot require sponsorship.

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