Technical Program Manager

Department: Program Management Reports To: Director of Program Management
Prepared: 06/07/2016 Status: Exempt, Salary

Under indirect supervision of the Director of Program Management, assume responsibility for day-to-day Program management of all activities and functions in one or more design and development programs, from program inception through production release; coordinating internal and external resources to determine the most efficient and highest quality implementations of design based on customer inputs; developing and monitoring program budgets and timelines; and performs related work as required.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary to meet the needs of the organization from time to time, as needed.

Program Management

  1. Primary ownership of Programs from initial engagement through production release
  2. Interact regularly with customer teams during the design and prototyping phases of a program – may include both technical and business related personnel
  3. Responsible for implementation of design requirements and corresponding timeline/schedule
  4. Keep track of design changes and coordinates them internally and with customer personnel
  5. Must be extremely organized and highly responsive
  6. Able to work closely with cross functional activities throughout the organization
  7. Assign tasks and manage projects in Microsoft Project
  8. Monitor task completion and impacts to Program timelines/deadlines

Technical / Engineering / Design

  1. Understand the interaction of designed subsystems in their relationship to the final product
  2. Coordination of resources (internal and external) contributing to designs
  3. High level review and interpretation of customer design inputs including concepts, print packages, etc
  4. Potential review of overall system designs
  5. Responsible for the coordination of solutions to problems identified during the design and prototype phase
  6. Responsible for coordinating prototyping and small runs of engineering samples


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires Project Management expertise with a technical background. Electrical / Mechanical engineering, electronics, or equivalent experience preferred. Minimum of five years Project/Program Management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Requires a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a technical, project management, or related field.   


  1. Must be open and responsive to learning and developing new competencies both personally and for the organization.
  2. Must have the ability of foresight to alert appropriate individuals of potential problems.
  3. Must be able to effectively multi-task between several concurrent assignments often with competing deadlines.
  4. Must be familiar with proper handling of design data (confidentiality, proper filing of design data, etc.).
  5. Must have a positive, must do attitude and be willing to go the extra mile when necessary to successfully complete projects.
  6. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills in order to interact professionally and courteously with customers, Associates, vendors, etc.
  7. Provide assistance to other programs and departments as assigned.
  8. Must be extremely flexible to changing requirements.
  9. Must be supportive of continuous improvement within the department and individual processes.
  10. Familiarity with Microsoft Project
  11. Familiarity with Arena PLM a plus
  12. Willing to travel occasionally domestically and internationally as necessary


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “Occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more working time.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and lab setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the office. Strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 80 pounds.    Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen.  Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Occasionally required to travel domestically and internationally. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. This position is factory based, in Mequon, WI.

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