Engineering Manager

  • 41 Waukegan Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, USA
  • Full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Description

Buehler, a division of Illinois Tool Works, is a leading manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in material analysis.  Over the past 80+ years, Buehler has established sales, manufacturing and laboratory services located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  Comprised of world-class products and brands, such as Wilson Hardness, Buehler continues a long history of providing market-leading technology to support our customers in their sample preparation and material analysis applications. 

Buehler’s parent company,  ITW, is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. The Company focuses on profitable growth with strong returns across worldwide platforms and businesses. The businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.

Job Description

This key position is focused on contributing to Buehler’s global growth through the development of new and existing products. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong knowledge of customer-driven product development and be capable of leading teams to deliver innovative products and solutions that support Buehler’s long-term growth. This role offers high growth potential and the opportunity to support strategic initiatives for Buehler.

  • Manage the design, development and testing of products used for Material Preparation and Analysis
  • Ensure engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in conformance with organization’s objectives
  • Evaluate and resolve technical feasibility, design optimization and production issues
  • Work with other departments to establish short-term and long-term design, technology, product development and vendor strategies to drive profitable growth
  • Manage a staff that can include Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Software Engineers
  • Exercise independent judgment to assign staff to projects based on strengths and goals required for successful project completion
  • Conduct performance management for staff regarding job performance including development plans and corrective actions if necessary
  • The ability to travel nationally and internationally is required; estimated travel is 5% to 10% annually


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineer, or General Engineering
  • 4 to 8 years of total electro-mechanical engineering experience
  • 1 to 2 years of design engineering work experience in the electro-mechanical manufacturing industry required
  • 3 to 5 years of Project Management experience coupled with staff management experience required
  • Must have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the engineering arena
  • Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills are essential to success
  • High level of problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop and implement a functional team environment
  • Knowledge or experience with CE requirements and ISO-9001 certification

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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