Chief Engineer-Design and Development

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United States of America
Alachua, Florida
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Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions in Alachua, FL is looking for a

Chief Engineer-Design and Development ( Rotary Drills)

We are looking for a Chief Engineer to lead our Design and Development team (Rotary Drills). A creative innovative thought leader to shape and take charge of the design and development of new products. This is a high-exposure and critical role and we are looking for a dynamic candidate who has a track record of success and can push boundaries.

About us

Rotary Drilling is a division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and is a leading supplier of technologically advanced blasthole drills for the surface mining market. Based in Alachua, Florida the division leverages the latest digital technology to develop solutions which improve our customers productivity while reducing total cost of ownership. We prioritize our people, safety, and reliability. We don’t just supply the technology that creates the most durable equipment on the market. We provide peace of mind.

Key performance areas

  • As the Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and development of new products and manage the products throughout the life cycle
  • The Chief Engineer’s ultimate responsibility is to deliver value to the customer
  • The Chief Engineer will report to the VP of design and development and liaises with system/component lead, automation team, project office, technical services and supply team
  • External contacts: Expert network group, Automation group, Boom drills’ s chief engineer

Key responsibilities include

  • Act as a technical lead for the product line
  • Maintain technical coordinator and support with the engineering staff and other departments, including, but not limited to Production, Purchasing, Sales and Customer Service
  • Execute the component/system strategy on new products
  • Implement common solutions across new product developments
  • Interact with product line and customer to define the product specification
  • Perform and approve design calculations to ensure the design meets the requirements
  • Work closely with component/system lead and ensure there is common solutions across products
  • Own the product cost structure during design phase and develop plug and play modular componentry
  • Work with R&D sourcing engineer and keep track of component’s cost from design to production
  • Ensure synergies with other Sandvik divisions for offering alignment and to reduce time to market
  • Work with Project Manager closely throughout the project to meet the project targets
  • Manage a project team, assign them tasks and mentor junior members of the project team in technical aspects of the project
  • Drive efficiency of the assembly of the product and reducing build time and resolving quality issues from the field reports
  • Cooperate with the remote resource pools and engage resources as needed
  • Visit mine sites to have deeper understanding of the application and customer needs
  • Ensure product bill of material is ready for prototype and serial production according to the project model
  • Will work in compliance with the Sandvik safety management program

About you

  • You possess a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Mech Engineering is preferred
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in the design of drill rigs and/or equipment. At least 5 years’ experience in leading NPD projects

Candidate should also possess

  • Familiarity with Sandvik products and processes
  • Expertise in one or more of the following systems is required: structure design, hydraulics, control system, power trains, electrical, machine design
  • Understanding machine steel fabrications, manufacturing techniques, and processes for mobile equipment. Application knowledge of mobile equipment, preferably in drilling equipment
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and be well organized
  • Ability to work cross functionality in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a 3D CAD design environment, NX preferred
  • Ability to write the field test report and/or machine performance report
  • Good communication ability and fluent in English, both written and verbal is required


Sandvik offers a comprehensive total compensation package including a performance bonus plan, competitive benefits package of health, dental and disability insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement savings plan. In addition, we provide opportunities for professional competence development and training, as well as opportunities for career advancement

How to apply

For immediate consideration, please apply online at the Chief Engineer - Design and Development position, Job Opening #R0032350.

Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Deadline: Not set
Job-ID: R0032350

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