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Engineering Manager at Persona, Inc in Watertown, SD Print |
Employer: Anza
Location: Watertown, SD 57201
Employment Type: Full Time

Engineering/Technical Services Manager

Department: Reports to:




Watertown, South Dakota

Personality Profile

Persona is searching for a confident, independent self-starter who has a strong interest in the development of people and the organization.  As a leader, we need competitive drive, initiative, a sense of urgency, decisiveness and the ability to undertake risks and assume responsibility for a team of talented technical folks.               

Job Summary

Plans, organizes and directs technical staff to meet company objectives for design, assisting in new product development and improvement of existing product lines by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis. Plans documentation system.

  • Selects, develops, trains and supervises staff.

  • Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.

  • Reviews and analyzes proposals submitted to determine if benefits derived and possible applications justify expenditures.

  • Approves and submits proposals considered feasible to ownership for consideration and allocation of funds or allocates funds from department budget.

  • Working with the Manufacturing, Operations and Quality Manager; reviews and monitors quality and process improvements and new product development.

  • Budgets for technical departments; including staff utilization, technology, facility and equipment requirements or improvements.

  • Manages and directs Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Cost estimators, Graphics Artists.

  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of departments.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsible for employee issues such as safety, planning, assigning, and directing work; interviewing, training, appraising performance for employees; rewarding/disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent manufacturing work experience preferred.

  • 3+ years of Leadership/Management experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Lean Principles

  • Knowledge with Engineering preferred

  • Knowledge with CAD drafting programs such as Creo/ProE preferred

  • Communication Skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Oral and Written Communications Skills

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical Days and hours worked are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Demands

This position will require an employee to be able to be sedentary for long periods of time in an environment with the noise level of an average office.


Contact Information

700 21st Street SW
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605-882-2244

Other Information

Category(s): Engineering, Design, Other
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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