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Assistant Manager/Manager-Interrupting Systems

Company: S&C Electric Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
S&C Electric, a leading manufacturer of medium voltage distribution switchgear, is seeking an experienced technical leader for their Interrupting Systems group that is an important part of the Power Hardware team in TBI. The selected candidate will be a multi-talented team-member with a strong background in mechanical and electrical engineering. Key skills include product design, prototyping, problem solving. and testing of electromechanical systems. Experience with the above in the medium and high-voltage electrical industry is highly desired. The successful candidate will report to the Sr Manager - Power Hardware, Technology and Breakthrough Innovation and be based in Chicago. (
In the role of Manager, Interrupting Systems, you will be responsible for working with and guiding diverse teams of engineers through concept and product development programs and oversee required testing and qualification. Your responsibilities will include development of best-in-class electromechanical systems, and manufacturable, cost-effective medium-voltage switchgear.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading and participating in cross-functional product development teams supporting the commercialization of medium-voltage electrical products for the utility market
  • Coaching and overseeing group and individual development using technical leadership and performance management
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders establishing objectives and expectations
  • Ensuring the design team itself follows robust design processes, for example through design of experiments and extensive use of FEA
  • Directing problem solving efforts during product design
  • Creating validation programs, advising on the necessary test methods and instrumentation throughout
  • Establishing budget objectives based on the need for people and equipment in both the short and long term.

    Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:

    • BS or greater in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical discipline from an accredited university, and 7+ years directly related experience. An advanced technical degree is a plus.
    • Demonstrated success leading and collaborating with cross functional teams.
    • Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors.
    • Proven track record of developing quality solutions within tight deadlines to meet demanding customer specifications
    • Strong skills in identifying risks, developing mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, resolving issues, etc. independently and in collaboration with cross functional teams
    • Ability to combine disparate ideas into unique solutions
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong desire to succeed with sense of urgency and "make it happen" attitude
    • Strong aptitude for DFMA, DFMEA tools to build robust product design


Keywords: S&C Electric Company, Chicago , Assistant Manager/Manager-Interrupting Systems, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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