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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Engineering Technical Supervisor
SAT : Engineering
Plano, Texas

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

•   Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management
•   Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports
•   Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
•   Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders
•   Leads development of strategic tasks or small projects by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
•   Provides technical input to Project or Engineering Management in linking task-related strategy to achieve business goals
•   Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the task assigned and can relate them to the technical needs of the overall large project or organization
•   Plans and executes small projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projects
•   Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or small projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
•   Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering tasks or small projects within area of assigned responsibility
•   Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
•   Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies as they relate to the assigned task Participates in the development of executable project plans on proposals
•   Participates in the proposal process
•   Participates in continuous process improvement efforts
•   Provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
•   Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
•   Communicates regularly with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal management
•   Deals regularly with support functions outside project within the division
•   Regular contact with project manager, section manager and program manager
•   Occasional contact with Business Development
•   Travel may be required

-Bachelors of Science in Engineering
-Minimum 5 years of relevant experience


•   Background in Systems Engineering, RF, satellite communications, or other related industries.
•   Background in Printed Circuit Board development, qualification, and failure analysis.
•   Highly proficient understanding of project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
•   Demonstrates self-directed/ self-starting ability and can lead experienced engineers and technicians
•   Skilled at executing complex tasks
•   Highly proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
•   Communicates well with managers and teammates
•   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
•   Highly proficient written and verbal communications skills
•   Ability to think creatively

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.