Engineering Manager Employment | Engineering Management Recruiters in Illinois

Kappa Search Inc. is a technical search firm that offers recruitment services for engineering, manufacturing, operations and supply chain professionals. One of our clients, an international leader in the CNC machine tool industry, seeks an Engineering Manager as outlined below.


  • Will be responsible for the everyday management of engineers, designers and contract engineers/consultants.
  • Work with management to develop product and technical strategy for target markets and key customers.
  • Provide manpower forecasts for upcoming projects.
  • Hire, train and mentor new talent as necessary
  • Develop and manage department budget.
  • Provide technical expertise in design reviews.
  • Review proposals, design concepts and calculations according to customer requirements.
  • Track ongoing projects from a budget and schedule/delivery standpoint.


  • Several years engineering experience, preferably in the machine tool or machine control industry.
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, electrical or mechanical preferred
  • Hands-on technical skills with control engineering and logic, CNC and industrial drives.
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must possess strong engineering and problem solving skills
  • Must be capable of leading and motivating technical personnel.
  • Excellent communication skills are necessary
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts in simple terms to customers
  • An ability to work in a team environment is desired
  • Must be able to travel to customer facilities when necessary
  • A strong knowledge of machine tools and machining processes
  • Strong knowledge of information system tools and networks.
  • MS – Office Professional expertise