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Program Manager

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

smart people.

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective:
Responsible for leadership and management of assigned projects. Plan, drive and implement projects that will enable MTS Test to accomplish its business mission and objectives.


Major Areas of Accountability:
1) Develop a sound organizational plan for each assigned project.
a. Develop realistic but challenging project plans, schedules and budgets for each assigned project.
b. Responsible for the production of project deliverables within schedule and budget requirements.
c. Monitors work in progress to ensure quality and engineering standards are met and that designs are effective through the entire process; approves changes to designs or schedules as necessary.
d. Tracks technical problems to identify trends and determine cost-effective ways to eliminate root causes.
e. Ensure that engineering team members are informed of the progress.
2) Participate as a leader and team member, inspiring and guiding others, supporting and encouraging co-workers toward common goals. Work to maintain a positive environment within the group and with other functional support groups. Communicate proactively and work to resolve minor conflicts before they become major conflicts. Distinguish issues from personalities. Value and integrate the ideas of others. Understand and respect others’ abilities and make decisions with the best interests of the team in mind.
3) Ensures that the company’s needs and interests are met by the project-related contracts into which it enters. Manages day-to-day activities. Facilitates technical problem solving by ensuring processes and methods are in place to identify technical problems before they become crises and determine appropriate action to solve technical problems.
4) Respond in a timely manner, meet commitments. Work with engineering leadership to provide solutions. Build relationships with process owners, project sponsors, architects, or other team members.
5) Provides regular reporting to Operations Manager in preparation of P&L and Balance sheet forecast including revenue, shipped margin, warranty, WIP, receivables and advances for area of responsibility. Monitors performance against plan, and acts to minimize deviations.
6) Performs other duties as assigned.



•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent; MS preferred.
•Minimum 10 years of progressively demanding project management experience
•Previous experience successfully managing multiple projects within a similar sized volume/revenue, including developing project schedules, financial tracking and reporting, and allocating/directing resources for various phases of projects.
•SAP experience is preferred
•Must have demonstrated the ability to drive change and continuous improvement across a broad level/scope.
•Ability to build relationships, lead cross-functional teams, and build consensus among a large group.
•Proven ability to successfully solve complex business and technical problems.
•Working knowledge of industry engineering standards, practices, and regulations.




MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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