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Manager, Reliability Engineering

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Product Engineering (PRDENG)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Position Summary:

As a Manager, Reliability Engineering you'll be the owner of building and leading a team of multidisciplinary technical experts. You'll have oversight of product design analysis and product validation testing, ensuring new and existing products and components meet all industry, customer, and corporate reliability requirements for the life of the product. If you have experience performing failure investigations leading to root cause and corrective action - we're looking for you!

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Build and lead a team responsible for Product Design Analysis (CAE, FEA, etc.), Product Reliability, and Product Testing.  Drive a culture of team work, technical excellence, ownership, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Transform the Exemplis test facility into a world-class component and product testing facility.  Provide direction for planning, selecting, purchasing, and forecasting testing equipment related to new equipment.  Provide recommendations for equipment replacements, upgrades, and evaluate applicable new technology.
  • Lead the creation of departmental KPI’s (ex: OEE, MTTF, etc.) & best practices, providing regular status reports to Senior Management
  • Monitor all testing and evaluations for completeness and accuracy, advise internal customers of any performance related risk, and develop mitigations for any substantial risk.
  • Participate with the design team to develop a "Design for Reliability" plan, to be executed concurrently with development to achieve zero defect new product launches.
  • Oversee analysis of product performance, analytical characterization, and CAE model outcomes via technical assessment to develop strategy and propose changes to fulfill reliability targets of new and existing products.
  • Drive reliability via scientific and statistical approaches (FMEA, DOE, etc.) to achieve product quality that can perform targeted functions at acceptable quality levels under user environments for the targeted product life. 
  • Review historical data early in the design process to identify potential reliability issues.  Analyze and simulate designs to assure adequate margin to achieve desired reliability and effective risk margin.
  • Develop a prioritized list of value-based projects with key milestones and completion dates and provide regular status reports and assessment of project deliverables completed versus plan.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with Product Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, and Customer Care  to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and existing products.  Manage potential conflicts and achieve compromise in ensuring product reliability while making good decisions regarding design materials, manufacturing, quality, cost, and timing requirements.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in a design and manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.  
  • Experience supervising/managing a Quality or Reliability Engineering team.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional attainment of Certificate of Reliability or Quality Engineering (CRE or CQE).

About Us:

Exemplis is the fastest-growing office furniture and e-commerce company in the industry! We’re an entrepreneurial company offering infinite possibilities. Being a one-stop-shop means our customers can have everything they need to create exactly what they want. Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us the industry leader for over 25 years. Our SitOnIt Seating brand was created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, textile, and design can help everyone—from medical offices to Fortune 500 companies to home offices across North America—get more out of their day.

People are at the core of our business, and on our team, everyone makes an impact. We absolutely owe our success to our incredible group of talented employees who bring equal parts skill, passion, drive – and of course, fun -- to the table each and every day. We have created a workplace that is inclusive and diverse -- where everyone can be their authentic self, and where that authenticity is celebrated. By creating an environment where people from every background can thrive, Exemplis becomes a better and more successful company.

We’re proud to be a company that gives back to the very communities that our team members live and work in. Our giving ethos focuses on three buckets of impact: sustainability, community outreach and transparent operations. From donating lobby seating to medical clinics in low-income neighborhoods—to our yearly giving week and toy drive for Toys for Tots – we believe collaboration, kindness and authenticity are essential to our humanity.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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