UniCarriers Americas Corporation
  • 310 - Product Engineering
  • Marengo, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K)

Manager, Electrical Components

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Job Responsibilities

Develops and enhances product modifications, model changes, and new product implementation, while driving cost reduction activities throughout related departments. Manages and provides technical support to Engineering staff to complete projects in a timely manner.  


  • Development products with NML following Nissan Forklift Commercialization Process. Prepare or direct preparation of documents for Nissan Forklift Commercialization Process.
  • Work effectively with Test and Engineering Services to keep development on schedule.  
  • Work with Purchasing to reduce costs and enhance Engineering cost reductions. Drives cost reduction activities with related departments.
  • Manages and implements model changes.
  • Reduce Warranty costs by identifying root cause of the issue and providing technical solutions when necessary.  
  • Manages and supports direct reports to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates with other departments to have a smooth transition of product model modifications.
  • Completion of timely review, analyses and appropriate dispositions of all assigned Suggestions.
  • Work to utilize the "Nissan Way" in daily operations.
  • Utilize the " V-UP" program to cross functionally improved processes with the company.
  • Coordinates and conducts staff performance reviews; approves individual staff goals & objectives and establishes training objectives.
  • Responsible for Departmental Financial Plan including expense and capital budgets, and continually monitors for adherence to the KPI.
  • Always acts in a professional and courteous manner, representing NFC's highest standards of business conduct; exhibits a positive attitude, sharing information with co-workers as appropriate and works to promote a cooperative, productive teamwork environment.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Design, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum seven years in engineering design, modification, and administration, with at least five years of supervisory experience preferably in a forklift or related industry including automotive or heavy industrial equipment manufacturing environment.
  • Must possess the ability to handle difficult and demanding situations and multiple priorities. Requires good verbal and written communications skills along with a demonstrated teamwork attitude. 

Technical Skills:

  • Minimum Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • MAC PAC and Engineering software experience.


Company Overview

UCA's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Marengo, IL which is about 30 miles east of Rockford and approx. 30 miles west of Schaumburg. 

While the UniCarriers name has only been around a short while, the story of our company is, in reality, the history of three companies that span more than 100 years.

  • Barrett Industrial Trucks was founded in 1914, and was a pioneer in bringing a new generation of electric powered equipment to the material handling market.
  • TCM founded the forklift manufacturing industry in Japan, producing the first ever Japan-made forklift in 1949.
  • Nissan Forklift began operations in 1957. With its acquisition of Barrett in 1988, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of all five classes of material handling equipment in the U.S.

Today, UniCarriers provides forklifts throughout the world. The UniCarriers Americas facility in Marengo, Illinois, sets the standard for forklift manufacturing. And we continue to push the envelope, bringing new technology and innovation to our equipment...and the material handling industry.

UniCarriers employs over 4,400 employees worldwide. UCA offers its employees and their families a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package. Benefits that are offered to employees and their families include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Savings Plan (Including company match)
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending /Dependent Care Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays


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