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Engineering Supervisor at Elgin Sweeper

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, Illinois

Job Description:

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of, and will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category, characteristic, or trait under applicable law.

Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With more than 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies—mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit

Summary of Position

We have an immediate opening for an Engineering Supervisor on our New Product Development Team. This role manages engineering employees and provides guidance to subordinates within latitude of established policies and recommends changes as needed. Acts as an advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.  Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.  Administers and executes policies and procedures affecting subordinate work group. Accomplishes tasks mainly through direct supervision of assigned resources. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive project plan(s) for medium-to-large type projects.

  • Directs department activities to manage and modify existing designs to reduce costs, improve reliability and performance, and reduce warranty costs.

  • Reviews and evaluates cost reduction proposals from other sources, compiles appropriate information, makes recommendations for action, and checks on results obtained.

  • Manage project(s) to evolve design of product (i.e. changes driven by federal/ state regulations or major component suppliers).

  • Works with product management to develop and maintain product configuration including options and/ or accessories.

  • Coordinate engineering support to provide assistance to Field Service and/or Production  to assist in troubleshooting, performance issues and/ or warranty issues.

  • Manages the activities of detailers and designers assigned to this group and assigns tasks and provides direction within the constraints of the project.

  • Administers personnel functions including goal setting, performance evaluations, hiring, and salary adjustments.

  • Communicates and coordinates with suppliers where engineering input is required to develop specifications for products and/or components. Evaluate machine performance vs. customer expectations and incorporate this input into future design(s) as necessary.

  • Follow and comply with all safety and personal protective equipment requirements.

  • Flexibility to perform other duties and assignments as required. 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in related engineering discipline from an accredited university.  Master’s Degree or at least 10 years of industry related experience in lieu of an advanced degree, a plus.

  • Eight years of engineering experience required.

  • Previous direct supervisory experience is highly desired.

  • Provide direct project direction and focus to subordinates;

  • Communicate technical information and project status, both verbally and in writing;

  • Positively influence customers, suppliers, peers and superiors in alignment with business goals/objectives;

  • Develop (directly or through others) innovative technical concepts and solve problems; gain cooperation of others.

  • Possesses strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Thorough understanding of the appropriate 3D CAD software and other tool sets as required by the specific position or function;.

  • Experience in the key activities and responsibilities of the position attributes as required by the specific position or function (i.e. complex mechanisms, assemblies, acoustic, optical and welded structures.)

Benefits of Employment

In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: annual bonus potential, insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) with matching contributions and tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.