Engineering Supervisor

The Shyft Group
Middlebury, Indiana
May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Supervisor
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description
Engineering Supervisor
Utilimaster Bristol, IN (Main)

Regular Employee Salary 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 Engineering Supervisor for Utilimaster (A Shyft Group Brand) based at our manufacturing facility in Bristol, IN, you will be a critical member of our engineering management team and you will be accountable for developing and managing the execution of engineering workflows and owning its success from cradle to grave.

You will also be expected to guide and direct a team of highly skilled engineers and associates who are motivated to deliver the most well-designed and reliable fleet vehicles and vehicle upfit solutions in the industry. You will have several direct reports and oversee others indirectly in conjunction with their functional managers.

In addition, you will enjoy spending time defining product line requirements, goals, scope, tasks, and timelines, and creating design solutions that utilize commonality.

Please note that while this role requires onsite presence, we offer flexible work hours to accommodate your schedule.

You will also:
  • Shape the strategic direction of engineering activities for Utilimaster's Upfit product line
  • Deliver engineering solutions and revisions to other teams within The Shyft Group
  • Spearhead design solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Cultivate a team mindset of outstanding responsiveness and impeccable quality and service
  • Organize, direct, and assign projects to engineers and designers
  • Sharpen our competitive edge by guiding the development of robust design standards
  • Oversee cost-cutting and complexity reduction initiatives
  • Supervise engineering design reviews and facilitate cross-functional communications
  • Offer your technical expertise to colleagues within Customer Service, Warranty, and Quality
  • Serve as the ambassador for Utilimaster Engineering during customer site visits and pilot reviews
Relocation assistance to the Bristol area is available for non-local candidates.

Learn more about The Shyft Group, Utilimaster , and Bristol, IN by exploring the Learn More section below.

What you need to be successful
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related discipline
  • Five or more (5+) years of new product development expertise
  • Three or more (3+) years of experience with engineering project management
  • A robust understanding of working within a design environment
  • Working knowledge of SOLIDWORKS
  • Proficient in Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA), FMEA, and FEA
  • Versed in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Learn More

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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.