Supervisor, Engineering Operations

Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries
Santa Ana, California
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 24, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Supervisor
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Company Overview:
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases is a leading provider of cryogenic pumps, heat exchangers, process systems, turboexpanders, services, and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied hydrogen (LH2), and industrial gases industries. Applications include fueling stations, marine engines, peak shaving, power generation, virtual pipelines, carbon capture, geothermal power and well stimulation. We are a subsidiary of Nikkiso Company Ltd, a leading industrial manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with $1.5 B USD in annual revenue, 8000 + employees worldwide, and publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Job Overview:
Nikkiso ACD is an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in machinery designed to operate at cryogenic temperatures as low as - 420 degrees Fahrenheit, the boiling point of Liquid hydrogen. For over 50 years, Nikkiso ACD has specialized in centrifugal and reciprocating pumps as well as turbines for air separation. Nikkiso ACD has the most diversified product line in the industry covering nearly every application requiring pumps or turboexpanders.

This position is based at Nikkiso ACD located in Santa Ana, CA.


The Engineering Supervisor at ACD is responsible for providing technical leadership and making critical technical design decisions related to the product design standards, product development, and day to day activities needed to complete engineer to order projects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ensure project requirements are clearly defined, understood and effectively communicated to the team members of the design.

Identify and address project risks and issues, implementing corrective actions as necessary to avoid design delays.

Collaborate with project engineers and project managers to ensure effective design completion.

Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement within the design engineering team.

Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members, supporting their professional development.

Develop, monitor and maintain projects/department KPIs as required.

Stay updated on industry trends and best design practices to drive technical innovation.

Conduct performance evaluations; provide feedback to team members on their technical capabilities, project contributions, and performance of the team.

Collaborate with stakeholders to identify project design goals and objectives, to ensure projection completion in a timely manner.

Communicate prompt responses to internal customer comments and inquiries.

Ensure the design team adheres to best practices in engineering design and manufacturing best practices.

Review/approve and support team members with time card entry, work order assignments and PTO requests.

Participate in employee disciplinary meetings and investigations.

Promote compliance with applicable standards, regulations and company policies.

Supervisory Responsibility

The position supervises design engineers within their team as assigned by the management team.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.

This role works onsite, no hybrid schedule is preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is a must.

Experience managing teams of 10+ engineers, more than 5 years is preferred.

Extensive experience in engineering mechanical design.

CAD design experience intermediate level to expert level is a must.

Ability to read and understand drawings and technical specifications.

Experience with ASME Y14.5 standard is a must.

Strong technical background and expertise in the relevant engineering discipline(s), cryogenic industry is preferred.

Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Experience working in a high paced manufacturing environment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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