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Saenger Associates - New York, NY, United States

The executive recruiting firm of Saenger Associates has been exclusively retained to conduct a search for a senior level Director of Engineering for a global musical instrument manufacturer. Our client has a reputation for producing products of the highest quality throughout the world.


• Lead the engineering function, with responsibility for the design and support of all product offerings in the division.

• Manage the Engineering team and work with OEM factories to design various parts, assemblies, tools and fixtures used for manufacturing, using CAD and other tools.

• Develop complete design drawings and mechanical specifications; lead team to document and assist in specifying process operations.

• In conjunction with the Division Vice President other team members, lead the design and analysis for product scales.

• Create 3D models of components and assemblies as well as tools and fixtures related to the making of these parts.

• Work closely with project team members to ensure project plan and timelines are met

• Develop solutions for day-to-day manufacturing challenges and obstacles using sound engineering principles 


• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

• Knowledge of mechanical engineering and product development principles and practice

• A strong mechanical background with woodworking and metalworking processes

• 10+ years of proven engineering experience

• Experience leading and managing a team

• Excellent SolidWorks skills

• Strong technical computer skills (MS Office products, project management systems…)

• Fluency in use of CAD modeling tools

• Ability to learn new systems (e.g., CAD systems) and adapt to changing environments

• Deliver results individually or in a team setting

• Ability to work independently; given a set of assumptions, can arrive at a self-directed solution with minimal oversight

COMPENSATION: very competitive base salary, bonus, benefits, and a great work environment

For consideration, please email your resume in strictest confidence to


Posted On: Friday, December 17, 2021

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