Sifco Industries, Inc.

Director of Engineering - Cleveland, SIFCO Forge

Director of Engineering


SIFCO Industries, Inc., a premier publicly held supplier to the aerospace industry located in Cleveland, OH, seeks a qualified professional to join our Forge Division team as Director of Engineering. This is a senior staff position, reporting directly to the General Manager of the Company's largest business unit. This position is responsible for all the activities of the Engineering department. Activities include Design Engineering, Product/Process Development, cost estimation and cost reduction/cost of poor quality improvement projects. The qualified candidate is also responsible for engineering support of manufacturing departments and customers.


•Responsible for NPI (New Product Introduction) Program to support annual and long-range business plans

•Manage DIAMOND (Design Intent and Methods of New Dies) Process

•Manage Tooling and Process Design functions included 3-D CAD Die Design and Forging Simulation

•Manage Cost Estimation Process with responsibility for quote accuracy and turnaround time

•Engage in and manage Customer Technical relations

•Responsible for Engineering Contract Review

•Ownership of process redesign on production programs to reduce cost of poor quality and overall product costs and support annual business plans


Directly supervises employees in the Engineering Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


•BS in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent required

•5+ years’ experience in Engineering Management

•Significant Metals Processing industry and tooling design experience required

•Forging industry experience desired but not required

•Forging simulation experience strongly preferred

•Facilities Engineering experience preferred


•Familiarity with 3D CAD and tooling design required; prefer CATIA V5 or Creo (Pro-Engineer)

•Familiarity with Forging simulation preferred (DEFORM 2D/3D)

•Familiarity with SAP

•Good communication skills with all levels of organization

•Proven leadership ability as a change agent

•Strong program management ability

SIFCO Forge has a very competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) plan with an exceptional company match. SIFCO Forge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D. If you have questions about the position, contact Tania Zaripheh at However, applications e-mailed to this address cannot be accepted.

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