Thursday, 3 March 2016

gcr3,Engineering Manager Jobs in Australia

Heavy Transport | Lead a team of 16!

  • Welcome to Vawdrey, Australia's largest independent trailer manufacturer | 40 years of excellence!
  • Senior Leadership position | set the engineering direction for the future.
  • Vawdrey energies [quality, innovation, dedication] | 6.5 hectare state-of-the-art manufacturing complex.
  • Excellent salary package on offer | Location: Dandenong South.
Leadership, Competitive Edge, Engineering Excellence & Change – this is an outstanding opportunity for an accom
plished engineer with a vision – here we want to raise the bar and set new industry benchmarks.
If you; 
  • Willingly take the lead and enjoy taking charge and influencing others;
  • Maintain your composure and keep your emotions in check even in difficult situations;
  • Tolerate stress well and are welcoming of and responsive to feedback;
  • Connect well with people at all levels of a business – you're a truthful and effective communicator; and,
  • Enjoy solving problems, often contribute original ideas and can see a vision of the future, the way things could be….
Welcome to Vawdrey
Established in 1974, Vawdrey is Australia's largest independent trailer manufacturer.  Based in Dandenong South, the organisation's head office is centred at their terrific 6.5-hectare state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With Service Facilities now set up across Australia, they are a true national player, with an amazing team of 280 people that are collectively proud of their 40 years of excellence in industry and dedication to quality and innovation.  "Australia challenges body builders like no other country on earth and if you take any short cuts in your building process, you'll be wanting", says owner Paul Vawdrey – and with this in mind the team expertly design and manufacture close on 100 trailers a month!
About this Position
Reporting through to the General Manager and sitting as part of the senior leadership team, the primary focus of this position is to lead the organization's engineering team and direction and ultimately strive to deliver competitive edge through the delivery of engineering that exceeds market expectations.
Leading a team of 16 engineers this is a very busy and involved role.  Together with your team, you'll be responsible for delivering on the following;
  • Reduced incidences of lost time production relating to engineering re-work.
  • Reduced incidences of warranty claims relating to engineering re-work.
  • The release of job packages to production on time to meet schedules.
  • Providing required support & information to the sales department within required timeframes.
  • Developing & maintaining an R&D program to keep Vawdrey at the forefront of trailer design.
This position has a strong change and continuous improvement focus.  Albeit, it will take time first up to find your feet!  To learn the business, it's scope of products, to get to know the people and to understanding the structures and processes that are in place and have been built across the years.  Beyond this learning period however, it is hoped that you can bring exciting change, improvements to productivity and competitive edge through increasing the value the engineering team brings to the table.
A team of 16 will keep you busy!  Inspiring, engaging and coaching this team is what it will all be about J
Key Selection Criteria
This position is suited to an accomplished engineer who has successfully led an Engineering Team in the past.  Leadership is very much in focus here, and we are seeking a leader who is honest, driven, assertive, fair, patient, innovative, adaptable & strategic.
Additional Selection Criteria includes;
  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering;
  • Standout communication skills – the ability to effectively communicate and influence all stakeholders is key in this role;
  • Exceptional Planning and Organisational skills;
  • The knack for problem solving – you'll view problems as opportunities and enjoy taking an analytical, strategic and innovative approach;
  • Strong technology skills – you'll see technology as being critical to best in class engineering practices, and;
  • Well-developed numeracy and literacy skills.
To apply
Please copy the below link into your Internet browser to complete our online application.
This will take you to our candidate hub.  Here you will find a list of currently advertised roles.  Please select 1159. Engineering Manager and proceed through the online application form.
For further enquiries please email the gcr3 team at

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