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Research & Development Lab Manager

Miner Enterprises, Inc.
Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

R&D Lab Manager


For 125 years, Miner Enterprises has been a leader in the supply of freight-car components to the railroad industry. We provide cutting edge, high quality products such as draft gears, side bearings, unloading systems, brake beams and hatch covers to all Class I and II railroads worldwide, freight car builders, private-car companies, leasing companies and contract freight car repair shops.

We are looking for a team oriented leader to join our team in Geneva, IL.  The R&D Engineering Lab Manager is responsible for the general supervision and coordination of the department’s testing functions. Our Research and Development Lab is responsible for providing testing and support to Miner and its subsidiaries in the form of product development and validation, quality assurance, sales and customer assistance as well as supply chain growth.



  • Provide overall department management and direct the Research & Development Staff, including AFE’s, administration of annual reviews, and updating and abiding by the R&D Department Manual.
  • Establish and monitor project priorities based upon input from all departments for which Research & Development provides services.
  • Responsible for fiscal year budget preparation, departmental expenditure, performance and tracking.
  • Responsible for directing Research & Developments data acquisition/reduction, engineering and related electronic personnel in complex programs and projects, such as all impact test track programs including outside contract testing and field tests.
  • Support internal lab projects requiring Research & Development engineering, electronics, data reduction/analysis, report writing and/or computer resources.
  • Provide project management, quoting, and report writing for contract testing.
  • Ensure that the department’s photographic capabilities including video editing and cataloging photographic records are up to date and maintained.
  • Support the Lab Coordinator in the design and maintenance of the Information Retrieval System (database) for all lab functions.
  • Manage the efforts of our Data Acquisition/Reduction Group (which includes our Test Engineer, Data Analyst and Electronics Group) in pursuit of their goals, enhance and expand our tools and capabilities.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent field such as metallurgical engineering or electronics engineering.
  • Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a mechanical testing environment, preferably working with products involving forgings, castings and metal fabricated products.
  • Previous supervisory/managerial experience will be viewed favorably.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle competing requests and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in computer application such as Excel, Word, Outlook and database programs.


We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package with our insurance available to employees on their first day of employment. If you’re interested in joining the Miner family, email resume with salary expectations to jobs@minerent.com, or send to 1200 E. State Street, Geneva, IL 60134. www.minerent.com.


Posted: 2020-01-21 Expires: 2020-02-20

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