Senior Manager, Hardware Validation

| Northwest Suburbs

An empty treadmill isn’t compelling, but once someone steps on it, the stories are limitless. Our goal is to connect people emotionally to their fitness journey. We are a global team coming from different cultures and backgrounds with a shared passion to achieve and live our mission of inspiring healthier lives.

 

Inspire. Innovate. Make an impact and join our team!

 

The Sr. Manager, Hardware Validation guides the overall effort for the company in matters related to testing and validation of all types of hardware in diversified products.  This position manages validation activities for all hardware (mechanical and electrical) designed and produced for Life Fitness.

 

In this role, you will develop or modify objectives for the position as well as guiding the establishment of objectives for the validation group. You will continually consider, analyze, and evaluate the impact of scientific or engineering advances on company programs and activities, and breaks through frontier areas to establish new knowledge and/or approaches to validate proposed designs.  

 

This Sr. Manager, Hardware Validation will report to the VP, Engineering.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guides the overall effort for the company in matters related to testing and validation of all types of hardware in diversified products. 

  • Provides expert guidance to upper management and other functional groups.

  • Effectively and clearly communicates to the team, colleagues and upper management the results of tests, studies, projects, or programs in terms key learnings derived from those activities and makes recommendations on how to address any design or manufacturing issues identified in the course of these activities.  

  • Maintains liaison with individuals and units within or outside the organization to enhance and improve internal operations or capabilities.  Initiates or responds with accepted counsel on subjects outside own direct responsibility.

  • Assumes full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments of all personnel in the group.

  • Supervises, trains, coaches and mentors engineering teams and individuals within the group on reliability techniques and methods with the goal of overall improvement of the testing and validation capabilities of the company.   

  • Participates and contributes to product design reviews.  Acts as a sounding board for design issues.  Indirectly/directly drives design practice consistency.  Drives the use of FMEA’s and other predictive tools.  Drives common platform utilization and re-use

  • Guides the development of:

    • Efficient test methods, processes, and fixtures that reduce the test time, have defined acceleration factors, and produce results that are representative of actual field reliability results.

    • Formulation and recommends specific division and major program goals (within the framework or established division objectives) to achieve confidence in the viability of the product design prior to production. 

    • Decisions or authoritative recommendations on all technical matters necessary to assure validation goals are met. Practices independent leadership and action. 

  • Is recognized as an expert and is a resource for resolving key issues relating to validation questions or methodologies. 

  • Promotes the use analytical methods and computer simulations to continually improve the efficiency and effectivity of the group.  

  • Provides engineering services to all production launch teams.

  • Selects and promotes the use of analytical and software tools for failure root cause determination and other reliability related metrics.

  • Leads development of accurate warranty cost prediction methods based on test and service performance data.

  • Supports Legal department with failure and data analysis.

  • Provides product performance or competitive analysis to Marketing and upper management

  • Reviews and/or performs validation testing on designs produced for LF by outside partners.

  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution within the validation group and between the validation group and other functions.

  • Evaluates the effect of various cleaning agents or other environment factors on finishes, product labeling, and hardware. 

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum 10 years leadership, analytical and/or hands-on experience in related engineering field. 

  • Knowledge of commercially available analysis software is desired.  

  • Extensive knowledge of engineering design and manufacturing theory, principles and procedures required. 

  • Have solid track record of successful Innovation, product development and technical management.

  • Ability to work in motivated team environment.  

 

EDUCATION:

  • BS in Engineering, Math, or Related Science, M.S. preferred.

 

 

Want to take the next step in your career?

 

Life Fitness takes pride in our talented employees and believe in providing opportunities for further growth and advancement. We encourage you to test your strengths, push your limits and unleash your potential.

 

If you feel the open position you see is right for you, we invite you to apply.

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Location

10601 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131

An Insider's view of Life Fitness

What projects are you most excited about?

Life Fitness On Demand is a digital library of instructor-led classes streamed on our app and cardio equipment. Collaborating with the brightest minds at Life Fitness, I've led and seen it grow from conceptualization to product launch. I am excited as we continue to enhance the in-workout user experience and integrate new technologies.

Arturo

Director, Product Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’m proud to say that my career has shown consistent progression over the last two decades. In college, I began my journey as a part-time office admin and am now one of our IT leaders. I held various analyst roles within the business and IT. My growth has been truly influenced by some amazing leaders who saw my potential and supported me.

Deanna

Director, Business Solutions

What are Life Fitness Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Fitness employees have access to an FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Fitness' health insurance policy covers some out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Life Fitness offers team fitness initiatives including in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life Fitness provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes summer hours, flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home and the ability to work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Life Fitness sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, a pool table, foosball, shuffle board, and darts.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Free onsite gym at all office locations.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Life Fitness hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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