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Director of R&D - Aerospace - Heat Exchanger industry

Kelly Services
Tulsa, OK 74152
Kelly has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace for more than 70 years. We are proud to offer a permanent opportunity for a Director of Research and Development for an Aerospace industry leader. We are looking for an Engineer with a solid background in R&D and several years of experience working with heat exchangers.


The Director of R&D is responsible for leading and managing the execution of the strategic initiatives in new product development. The R&D group will drive the development of new products from ideation to commercialization. They will be adept at leading others and working cross-functionally, as well as collaborating with various stakeholders and departments including Business Development, Marketing, Quality & Compliance, Operations, and Procurement. The right candidate is a master of forecasting, planning, and execution and can drive a project plan to successful completion purposefully and expeditiously.


Responsible for leading and managing development of new products and new solutions for the Aviation industry.

Responsible for ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, in accordance with the Corporate Strategic Plan

Promote the corporate vision and ensure alignment within the organization

Assure qualification testing procedures are in place and cooperate with manufacturing in the scale-up of new products in qualification processes

Promote a productive R&D culture that is motivated and accountable having a customer focus on innovation, quality, and improving the user experience

Explore new technologies and approaches, and determine their applicability, while keeping abreast of competitive products and technology advances

Represent the R&D group on a new product development process - aiding to set project priorities and responsible for R&D resource allocation


Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering or similar field of study

Several years of experience working in R&D for the Aerospace / Aviation industry

Experience in qualification process of products for the aviation industry

Experience with implementation of best practices in innovation with a customer centric approach to product development

Demonstrated project management skills, including, project planning, project budgeting and the development of project timelines

Familiarity in meeting regulatory requirements in new product development and commercialization

Experience as an effective leader, project team player, and motivator; an individual that has the ability to present ideas effectively and communicate well with all levels within a team environment, both domestically and internationally

Demonstrated ability to manage people in both formal line management and fluid matrix environments, and across formal and informal business lines

Demonstrated ability in developing staff

Ability to demonstrate creative ability in solving technology issues when developing new products

Demonstrated experience in leading and developing experts, and high qualified personnel, to achieve

state of the art development and innovation objectives by implementing best practices

Ability to bring into the final line a product starting at the initiation state and ending by a serial production product

Familiarity with production methods and processes for manufacturing Heat Exchangers

Familiarity with the variety of materials which are used to manufacture heat exchangers

Ability to communicate and negotiate with customers about technical issues

Deep knowledge in the standards which are common in the Aviation industry

**Why Kelly** **** **Engineering?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, were here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-21 Expires: 2022-10-22

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