Engineering Manager Share:

Kawak Aviation Technologies
Employment Type
Bend, OR 97702
$120,000.00 - $150,000.00 Annually
Medical, Dental, Retirement Savings


Company Overview: We are a growing utility aviation engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to providing innovative solutions for the aviation industry. Our focus lies in developing cutting-edge technologies and products to enhance utility aircraft performance, safety, and reliability. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Engineering Manager to join our team and lead our engineering department to new heights.

Position Overview: As the Engineering Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing all engineering activities within our organization. You will guide a team of talented engineers and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive the successful development and delivery of our aviation products. The ideal candidate will possess a background in aerospace engineering with an ability to lead a team to achieve higher efficiency and productivity.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive health and dental plans
  • Retirement savings plan (401K) with employer match
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment with a focus on innovation and excellence


  • Prioritize projects, resources and tasks
  • Hold Engineering Team accountable to budget, timeline and quality standards
  • Ensure projects are aligned with company objectives and goals
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and learning
  • Provide accurate Forecasting for the Engineering Department
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to develop SOPs
  • Hold Engineering team accountable to SOPs
  • Understand and ensure regulatory compliance related to FAA projects
  • Work through customer feedback for product improvements or innovations
  • Work within ERP system or Smartsheets (utilize dashboard for projects)
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with engineering projects, implementing appropriate measures to minimize potential impact
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations for engineering team members, providing feedback and identifying opportunities for professional growth and development


  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in aerospace engineering or similar field, with at least 2 years in a leadership or managerial role
  • Strong technical expertise in aviation engineering principles and practices
  • Proven track record of successfully leading engineering teams and delivering complex projects on time and within budget
  • Familiarity with relevant industry regulations and standards, such as FAA regulations, is highly desirable
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities

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