Position: Chief Engineer

Plymouth, MI


We have created a leadership role for a multi-disciplined subject matter expert who knows about custom manufacturing to provide overall direction on electrical, mechanical design and software development.

You will provide technical oversight to our cross-functional engineering teams across multiple projects in Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Heavy Equipment, Electric Transportation, Renewable Energy, and more.

More about the position:

As a technical mentor for Application Engineers, Project Engineers and other project assigned resources, you will play an integral role in the overall success of our custom solutions. You will guide electrical and mechanical design as well as software development and drive design for manufacturability. You will also mentor and train engineers to foster career growth and engineering capabilities. Work with our engineering manager to improve quality, analyze risk and drive cost savings. Design process audits for project teams and champion engineering standards (DFMEA, PFMEA, Safety Risk Analysis, Process and Continuous Improvement). Support customer milestone meetings, R&D project development, and continuous improvement initiatives.

What we are looking for:

  • BS in Engineering preferably Mechanical or equivalent years of experience in a related field
  • 7+ years of engineering experience, including management
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering standards, electrical controls and mechanical engineering
  • Understanding of new manufacturing technologies and methods in the field
  • Strong leadership qualities and communication skills
  • Evidence of excellent problem-solving skills as well as keen analytical abilities
  • Outstanding record of successful projects
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize efforts based on ever-changing needs
  • Must have appropriate schedule flexibility, sense of urgency, motivation and versatility to make a substantial contribution to the organization’s success
  • Willingness to work “above and beyond” to meet company goals
  • Ability to travel approximately 15% to customer sites as required



  • What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. - Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
  • First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

    Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

    And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
    - Andy Potter - Subject Matter Expert - CE
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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