Director of Engineering

12001 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA Req #2202
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Working at Watlow

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a great living and be part of a thriving cross functional community? Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader who provides world class engineering expertise through innovative thermal products and systems, enabling our customers to thrive. We are making a positive impact every day as our solutions enrich the lives of people everywhere. We have been providing breakthrough thermal solutions for nearly a century. Our corporate values guide us uncompromisingly to always do the right thing, continually learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility.

About the Role

In this role you will provide the leadership for a highly motivated and experienced technical organization. You will manage the activities to expand the skills and capabilities of technical team members required to produce innovative products, systems, and services to meet both customer and business needs. You will interface with senior management and global functional leaders to develop strategies to achieve complex goals. You will play a crucial role as the champion for fostering robust engineering processes and standardization in product development across the whole organization.


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support the enterprise vision and transformation of the technical organization to better support the customer and the business
  • Participate in overall business planning and budgeting to determine long-term department strategy in support of business plans
  • Establishes and improves product development engineering processes including leading the change control process at the enterprise level
  • Continuously advances the methods for engineering design and product development through Lean Product Development, Agile, industry benchmarking, advanced research or other innovative methods
  • Champions standardization in product development
  • Provide the organization with technical and financial information and assist the organization in making the appropriate prioritization and portfolio decisions
  • Build and foster a constructive and cohesive team environment


Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Engineering degree (MS/PhD) or Bachelor’s Engineering degree and 10 or more years of related experience
  • Experience establishing robust engineering business processes
  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional teams
  • Project/Program Management Experience
  • Experience in product development


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to create/foster a leadership environment that is conducive to teamwork and supports a fast-paced, highly visual, and collaborative work environment
  • Experience working with a globally distributed workforce
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLCM) process
  • Understanding of smart thermal systems

Benefits: The Watlow Total Compensation Plan

The health, well-being and financial stability of you and your family is a high priority to us.  The Watlow Total Rewards Plan includes competitive compensation and a full range of life and career enhancing benefits:

  • Annual Achievement Award
  • 401(k) plan that includes a company match on your contribution and an annual company contribution that is tied to company performance
  • Onsite wellness clinic
  • Wellness incentives
  • Employee Personal Assistance Program
  • Dental, medical, vision and short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid holidays, personal time, and vacation
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement


Diversity & Inclusion

We proactively embrace diversity in all its dimensions across our company and cultivate a culture of inclusion and forward thinking that respects and reflects each team member’s individual strengths, views, and experiences. Watlow takes pride in being an inclusive equal opportunity employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Please let us know confidentially if you need or require any special accommodations to participate in our recruiting process by emailing us at

Other details

  • Job Family Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 12001 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA