Ditch Witch is looking for a Design Engineer Manager - Ditch Witch

    Who Are We?    

    At Ditch Witch in Perry, Oklahoma we pride ourselves on being the leading manufacturer in the underground pipe and cable market. Our plant in Perry stands out because it's a place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because our plant is our community, we see our teammates not only as co-workers but as neighbors and family members. All of our locations build… the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world. We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.

    The Design Team Manager leads and manages a team of technical resources responsible for the development of the electronic equipment for Subsite® Electronics. This includes the electrical schematic & system design, selection of sensors & control devices, investigation of new technologies, and support of products during their life cycle. The Design Team Manager contributes to the development of overall product line strategy and in particular the electrical and control technology utilization to support the product line vision and performs other duties as assigned.

    What Will You Do? 

    In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for: 

    • Lead the definition, planning, and execution of new product development projects to ensure that the scope is clearly defined, risks are appropriately identified, and plans are put in place to carry the project through to completion.
    • Develops an annual budget and audit/manage cost performance accordingly for the design team.
    • Manages design team staffing to ensure functional capability and capacity aligns with business plans and objectives and distributes workload among team personnel to properly support projects and objectives.
    • Develops and implements individual, project, and team level measurements to encourage continuous improvement in the growth of individuals for future opportunities and the overall performance of the project and design teams.
    • Directs the development for assigned product line. Ensures that systems are developed with common approaches within product line, use appropriate technologies for construction equipment, and are compliant with industry & regulatory standards. Works to foster information exchange required between mechanical, electronic hardware, and software design.
    • Develops and/or adapts new technologies to support the design of innovative, differentiated and profitable products for current and future Subsite® customer applications.
    • Ensures that company and department processes and practices are followed by personnel on the design team and within the projects being worked on which includes overall project documentation and information as well as the design output documentation and information. Recommends changes to processes and practices where improvements can be made.
    • Identifies and documents ideas and designs for intellectual property where appropriate.

    What Do You Need? 

    To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline from an ABET accredited institution; advanced technical degree preferred.
    • Five years recent experience working in a product design function with electrical systems, previous experience in managing a technical group preferred.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent leadership, teamwork and people-management skills.
    • Results-driven and action-oriented; positive and energetic.
    • High degree of personal and professional integrity.
    • High level of problem-analysis and resolution skills.
    • Good cost management skills.
    • Strong process orientation and drive for continuous improvement.

    What Can We Give You?    

    At Ditch Witch, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits – Ditch Witch offers employees at our Perry, OK location a variety of perks, including: 

    Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, office-plant blended environment.

    Wellness - In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health, financial health, and other types of resources to every full-time employee.

    Growth Opportunities – TTC prides itself on giving our employees the chance to grow their careers. Tuition reimbursement, opportunities to move into new areas of interest, and promotion opportunities are a few examples.

    Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the annual pay range is between ​$116000​ - ​$160000. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package. If you need to, you can access your pay early with the Even app.


    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees