- The Toro Company
- Bloomington, MN
- Closing date
- Feb 17, 2022
- 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.
We invite you to become part of our team!
Develops and maintains The Toro Company (TTC) Engineering Standards and standard engineering tools. Works with design groups across the enterprise to ensure uniform use of TTC Engineering Standards. Works with TTC legal department to stay abreast of and communicate regulatory compliance issues as they relate to products for all of TTC’s brands.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Establish engineering and technical limitations and applications for items, materials, processes, methods, designs, and engineering practices for use by designers of machines and equipment, such as turf maintenance machinery, construction equipment, consumer goods, and irrigation equipment.
Communicate with management of TTC divisions to maintain knowledge of current and proposed projects in order to develop appropriate internal TTC standards for design and production of new items.
Evaluate data in scientific journals, suppliers' catalogs, government or external industry standards, and other sources of information on materials, processes, and parts to update knowledge of available resources.
Prepare specification sheets and standard drawings designating parts and materials acceptable for specific uses, using knowledge of primary engineering discipline and related disciplines.
Examine all factors involved to confirm that internal standards and previously released materials will result in most economic use of material and labor consistent with safety and durability of final product.
Collaborate with other departmental specialists to assure consistency with new or existing internal standards and those in other specialized disciplines.
Communicate with and present to user personnel to confirm knowledge of internal standards and cooperation of various project groups.
Serve as point of contact for classified parts regarding technical issues and issues common to multiple product groups or divisions.
Follow established procedures for retention of data developed to assure optimum storage and retrieval by manual or automated methods.
Consult and collaborate with legal personnel to determine applicability of laws, regulations, and directives as they apply to company products.
Collaborate with division personnel and legal department to determine technical strategies for compliance to legal and safety requirements (markings, machinery modification) to be met by engineering to sell TTC products in all applicable global markets.
Prepare and disseminate regulatory information to TTC engineering personnel to maintain compliance to national and international requirements.
Communicate/coordinate with IT technical support, CAEPS and other internal or external groups to choose, develop, and/or utilize software tools for use in regulatory compliance, customer requirements and/or engineering design tasks.
Work with interdisciplinary groups or specialization teams to develop expert knowledge base and provide consulting expertise as needed to design personnel when appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Software, or Agricultural Engineering required.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in internal standards development, regulatory-compliant product design, auditing, or compliance in a manufacturing environment.
Ability to investigate and define strategies to ensure cost-effective, efficient, low-risk project execution.
Excellent communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of personnel internally and externally, as well as with various groups, business functions and governmental agencies. Able to effectively convey proposed strategies and legal requirements to senior-level management.
Previous experience supervising the work of consultants or contract personnel is desirable.
Lean Enterprise or Six Sigma knowledge is desirable.
International experience and experience in international standards writing capacity is a plus.
Other Job-Related Components: (e.g., Physical demands, working conditions, travel)
Minimal travel expected. Current passport required.
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.
The Toro Company has a pioneering spirit. The company began as Toro Motor Co., an engine supplier for Bull Tractor Co., and survived the tumultuous years of World War I by building steam engines to support the war effort. Toro shifted gears in 1920, changing its name to Toro Manufacturing Co. and refocusing on farming equipment.
In 1921, Toro created the first mechanical golf course maintenance equipment by mounting five lawn mowers behind a Toro tractor to mow the fairways at Minikahda Country Club in Minnesota. As the company expanded further, it established a network of distributors that still exists today. These distributors enhance the professionalism and knowledge associated with the Toro brand.
Toro entered the international marketplace in 1928, shipping golf course and grounds maintenance products worldwide. Throughout the 1900s, Toro developed innovative products to serve homeowners and professionals alike, a growth that continues in the new millennium.
Toro has a vision for the future and the wisdom of the past. Since 1914 Toro has created innovative, high-quality products that are the best in the turf and landscape market. For us, success is measured not just in numbers but also by the satisfaction of our customers, the preservation and beauty of the environment, and the growth of our employees.
Toro's products are as diverse as our customers. From landscapers and golf course managers to homeowners, grounds and sports field managers and beyond, our equipment is built to satisfy the needs of our customers.
In addition, Toro also gives back to the industry and the communities it serves. Through The Toro Foundation, a portion of every Toro purchase is returned to communities and the turf industry. And The Toro Scholars Program awards scholarships to tomorrow's outdoor landscape industry leaders.
Toro's mission is to be the leading worldwide provider of outdoor landscaping products, support services and integrated systems. We also explore new opportunities that build revenue growth and sustainability using our core competencies to gain a leading market position.
Toro is a company with its eyes focused on a future of innovation and growth, yet firmly rooted in its rich heritage. Toro is its people and the commitment that each employee brings to their job. Toro knows that our company's best chance for success is to unleash the potential of our best resource - our people. It's their efforts that have built our company, and that will carry us into the next century.
The Toro Company offers a well-balanced benefits program designed to provide a basic level of retirement security and protection against the risks of illness, accident, disability and death. Several of the plans offer the employee flexibility to purchase additional coverage protection at group rates, depending on their individual and family needs. A brief selection of benefits include:
- Medical Plan
- Dental Plan
- Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
- Disability Coverage
- Business Travel Accident Coverage
- Toro 401(k) Employee Investment Savings and Toro Matching Plan
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
- Product Purchase Programs
- Employee Assistance Program
- Credit Union
- Free Parking
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