Mechanical Engineering Group Leader

The Shyft Group
Mason, Michigan
Apr 23, 2024
Apr 24, 2024
Engineering, Mechanical
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Mechanical Engineering Group Leader
The Shyft Group (SV) Charlotte, MI (SV)

Regular Employee Salary Non-Exempt

Who we are

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver, and as the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis brings people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands Utilimaster , Blue Arc EV Solutions, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag , Magnum , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis, Red Diamond , and Builtmore . Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, and every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road - for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward - leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

What you'll do

As the Mechanical Engineering Group Leader for Spartan RV Chassis (A Shyft Group Brand) based at our brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Charlotte, MI, you will be instrumental in shaping the design and evolution of Spartan's range of on-road, heavy-duty truck, and specialized vehicle offerings.

Your day-to-day will involve designing and developing new and existing products and identifying and completing engineering activities assigned to your group. You will also be expected to oversee resource planning and talent development initiatives under the direction of the Engineering Director.

Additionally, you will be accountable for offering engineering assistance to production in addressing build and quality concerns, validating design modifications and releases, and establishing workload prioritization for your team.

You will also:
  • Design, develop, and re-design new and existing products (50%)
  • Function as the primary liaison for the Application Engineers regarding task allocation and prioritization
  • Utilize engineering calculations and layouts to determine, interpret, and set specifications
  • Provide technical guidance, coaching, and direction to your team
  • Complete engineering tasks for production design, product development, and process improvements
  • Complete periodic job performance assessments and provide input to annual performance reviews
  • Maintain the engineering department's resource planning tools
  • Determine engineering requirements and adjust based on current and forecasted workload
  • Deliver training to new associates regarding the scope of their day-to-day
  • Provide support in the areas of hiring, performance, management, transfers, and promotions
  • Motivate, coach, reward, and discipline associates being supervised when necessary
  • Maintain a high degree of visibility and access to associates and resolve personnel issues
  • Stay informed regarding the activities of the team and take corrective actions as necessary
  • Partner cross-functionally to resolve issues and ensure goals are met
  • Provide support to colleagues in the areas of supplier management and customer support

Learn more about The Shyft Group, Spartan , and living in Charlotte, MI by exploring the Learn More section below.

What you need to be successful
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Five or more (5+) years of engineering expertise related to the design and development of on-highway, heavy truck, specialty, or automotive vehicles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • CDL license, or willing to obtain (Preferred)

Learn More

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The Shyft Group

Employee Testimonials

Our Story

Sustainability Report

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LinkedIn Page

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Spartan RV Chassis

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Why The Shyft Group?
We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

Stay Healthy:

Medical and Rx Plan

Health Savings Account

Dental and Vision Plan

Healthcare Flexible Spending

Wellness Plan

Financial Security:

401 (k) Retirement Savings

Short and Long Term Disability

Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Work/Life Balance:

Educational Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Dependent Care FSA

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at .

The Shyft Group is an E-Verify Employer

Shyft uses E-Verify, which is an online system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility and validate social security numbers. Through participation in the E-Verify program, information entered on Form I-9 will be provided and compared to information available at both of these agencies. See posters for more details. E-Verify Notice U.S. Right to Work Notice.