Principal Engineer Manager

Therma-Tru Doors

Therma-Tru Doors

Maumee, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Company Description

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to fulfill dreams of home by aligning around common goals, being agile in the face of change, holding ourselves accountable, and acting with integrity and transparency. We succeed when everyone belongs and strive to build a Home for All where all associates can be their true, authentic selves at work. Learn more about our culture here.

Job Description

Engineering Leader with company-wide impact that directly manages a technical team and guides product development excellence using specialized skill sets and advanced analytical tools. Role will build a technical community around advanced analytics and methods. The scope of work will include all business units of Fortune Brands Innovation including Water, Outdoors and Security.

Lead the organization to technical excellence through:

  • Using and continuously improving tools, processes, and higher-level technical thought.
  • Providing subject matter expertise for simulation, problem solving and product design.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to make recommendations for project direction and technical decisions.
  • Understanding Product Development risks and guiding teams toward mitigation plans.
  • Driving resolution of critical early decisions in product design
  • Analytically / numerically modeling complex mechanical and fluidic systems.
  • Applying top level system engineering resulting in creative solutions.
  • Implementing quality measures and checks to ensure accuracy of simulation results.

Mentor engineers throughout the company in simulation, problem solving and system level design, including:

  • Direct management of high-level technical team.
  • Being accessible to engineers throughout Fortune Brands for technical questions and guidance.
  • Championing consistency in application of technologies, design methodology and testing among all product development teams.
  • Guiding engineers to the selection of the right simulation tools and methods for design efforts.

Build a technical community throughout Fortune Brands around advanced analysis and methods.

Deliver critical oversight and knowledge through review of product designs by:

  • Assuming role of a technical gate keeper for organization.
  • Evaluating the technology readiness of complex projects using simulation and specialized skill sets.

Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences, including:

  • Connecting subject matter experts, project teams and engineers to deliver robust solutions.
  • Providing updates to Senior Leadership on status of programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of a wide range of experiences in mechanical or electromechanical product development design
  • Successfully launched technically complex products (consumer, high volume products preferred).
  • Subject matter expertise in analytical/numerical simulation of systems (structural, fluid, electromechanical, etc.) and additional relevant product development activities, such as:
    • Design for manufacturing and assembly (including injection molding, casting, metal manufacturing)
    • Complex dimensioning and tolerance stack-ups
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Material science / selection
    • Valve design and analysis
    • System level engineering
    • Sensor technology and application
    • Problem solving techniques including fault tree, root cause analysis and TRIZ methodology.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills with technically challenging subject matter
  • Capability to make sense of complex sets of data and convert to useful information for stakeholders.
  • High proficiency in dealing with ambiguity, especially early in projects.
  • Demonstrated ability of collaborating with all levels and functions of an organization.

Additional Information

Fortune Brands' Water Innovations (WINN) is a multi-brand plumbing business that is inspiring people by designing beautiful experiences with water. WINN's trusted brands include Moen and the House of Rohl portfolio. We welcome you to visit the and websites to learn more about us and why we are a top workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Fortune Brands' WINN is an equal opportunity employer. WINN evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

Fortune Brands' WINN is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.