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Director of R&D – Thermal Management

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TAT Company:
Director of R&D
January 28, 2021
TAT Limco
Tulsa, Tulsa

Job Description

The Director of R&D is responsible for leading and managing the execution of the strategic initiatives in new product development for TAT Technologies, Inc. They 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Responsible for leading and managing development of new products and new solutions in the field of Thermal Management (Heat Exchangers and Thermal Systems) 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
• 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
• 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 scientific technologies and approaches, and determine their applicability, while keeping abreast of competitive products and technology advances
• Represent R&D on the new product team and the product development process – aiding to set project priorities and responsible for R&D resource allocation

Requirements & Qualifications

• Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering or similar field of study
• Minimum of 10+ years’ experience as a manufacturing R&D Director in the Aerospace / Aviation industry
• Minimum of 10+ years’ experience developing Thermal Management Solutions / Heat Exchangers for the Aerospace / Aviation industry
• Experience in the manufacturing qualification process
• Experience with implementation of best practices in innovation with a customer centric approach to product development
• Demonstrated project management skills, including forecasting skills, project planning 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; the ability to present ideas effectively and communicate well with all levels within a team environment, both domestically and internationally
• The 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

Personality Profile:
• A high degree of personal motivation, a desire to make an immediate contribution and a sense of urgency and excitement
• Charisma
• Entrepreneurial behavior and creativity
• Problem solver with a “can do” / “change the world” attitude
• Out of the box thinking
• Accountability for results – failure is not an option


• Experience in filing invention disclosures and working with patent attorneys
• Multi-lingual in English, Hebrew and/or Mandarin


Job Description

Job ID
Director of R&D
Job Name
Director of R&D – Thermal Management
TAT Company
TAT Limco
Tulsa Tulsa




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