Robust Design Leader

This individual will lead and manage robust design methodologies and initiatives within an engineering center. Robust Design Leaders (RDLs) are subject matter experts responsible for the deployment, execution and auditing of Engineering Quality Methods and Quality Review Board (QRB) teams. This role is expected to be a full-time role with direct reporting to the center leader. There are exceptions to this reporting structure when approved by the appropriate engineering leadership.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • As a leader / change agent supporting product teams
    • Chair or participate as necessary on QRB teams to help drive QRB success (e. g. special technical design or process reviews supporting QRB). Be an active voice to help ensure that QRB yes or no decisions are accurate and use the correct terminology.
    • Drive improvement and standardization by implementing effective processes that help product teams deliver robust products. (e. g. linking Engineering processes and tools with skills and competencies)
    • Be accountable for robust product development within the center; recommend that programs that do not meet standards for product design or quality are re-directed or stopped as appropriate.

  • As an expert, coach, consultant
    • Participate in the development, maintenance and interpretation of policies and standard work for engineering and coordinate their implementation:
      • Worldwide and local Robust Engineering policies and standards ( e. g. Global QRB Policy)
      • QRB checklist content as well as materials supporting design review and QRB templates
    • Be proficient in key areas of the Robust Design skills matrix that apply to the projects at the design center. The following are some examples:
      • Critical Parameter Management
      • FMEA
      • Requirements Management
      • Risk Management
      • Software Marciano
      • Test & Reliability
      • Modeling & Design of Experiments
    • Provide training and support development teams in applying Design ProCert standards, methods, tools and concepts

  • As a member of the Global CCS/Otis Robust Design Leadership Team
    • Provide feedback to propagate best practices and lessons learned from local projects including:
      • COPQ improvements
      • cost reductions

  • Develop, implement, and improve both Operations and Engineering metrics related to process certification and design robustness (including Engineering Effectiveness metrics and standard work)
  • Interface with Operations and champion Design for Manufacturability and Modularity for new programs.



Experience serving in a lead capacity and working cross-functionally

Additional Comments (i. e. travel, overtime, etc.)

Position will involve working directly with WHQ engineering functional leadership and Global CCS/Otis Robust Design Leadership. Position involves coordination and communication with design centers, program managers, and other interdisciplinary functions.

Education:8-10 years of experience in engineering required
Bachelor s in Engineering required

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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