Mechanical Engineering Manager

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Bloomington, MN
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At the Toro Company's corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota we pride ourselves in being an industry leader for outdoor environment products. These markets include turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility, specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Our teams at this location take pride in being on the cutting edge of creating innovative products while partnering with world-class employees that bring passion to their everyday work. This is a location that truly values its employees with upward career mobility and advancement opportunities.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for planning, leading, coordinating and controlling the technical activities related to assigned engineering project(s) to insure that product performances, reliability, durability, cost and safety goals and manufacturing efficiencies result.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Assure project coordination with Marketing, Sales, Senior Management, Operations, Drafting, Shop, Test, Service, Finance, Legal and International.

  • Conduct project team meetings.

  • Plan and execute engineering feasibility and product development programs assuring schedules and goals reflect aggressive but obtainable objectives.

  • Recognize problems, whether schedule or resource difficulties and initiates corrective action.

  • Responsible for control of expenditures on assigned projects.

  • Conduct regular design, quality, cost, manufacturability and safety reviews with project team and support functions.

  • Perform functions as required by the Toro "Product Development System".

  • Work with legal on potential patent activity and any liability cases.

  • Assist Test department in developing and following test plans.

  • Prepare reports as required providing communication to all levels of the organization.


  • Coach and lead subordinates in their own personal development, providing resources and opportunities.

  • Supervise and lead human resources to complete approved projects in support of engineering program goals and objectives.

  • Conduct performance appraisals and salary reviews in accordance with policy.

  • Set and monitor objectives for subordinates.

  • Assist in selection, training and discipline of employees.

  • Manage assigned resources to complete approved projects in support of goals and objectives.


  • Establish product specifications, features, design objectives and schedule.

  • Conduct feasibility studies as needed to reveal idea practicality, potential problems and specific revisions.

  • Create or generate marketable ideas for new and revised products.

  • Assure quality, reliable, serviceability, safety, cost and performance objectives for the design are established and met.

  • Work with vendors to insure selection of quality components.

  • Learn and implement new technologies to improve the product development process.

  • Provide technical support to Purchasing and Operations to evaluate and select vendor partnerships.

  • Apply value analysis techniques to products and processes for improvement.

  • Keep abreast of new design, manufacturing and material developments.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead current product support activities as assigned.

  • Support company Quality Policy by working within the documented Quality System. Participate in quality initiatives and training as needed.

  • Perform miscellaneous duties as may be requested.

Job Qualifications:

  • BSME or equivalent

  • Ten to fifteen years (three plus years supervision)

  • Professional registration preferred.

Other Job-Related Components:

  • Controls one or more engineering program budgets ranging from $25,000 to $300,000 (fiscal year).

  • Directly supervises up to seven professional employees.

  • May provide "hands on" technical support on a as needed basis.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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