Engineering Project Manager


Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Joining the Stellar team means you can take ownership of your future. We are a people-focused company that values our employees and offers all the benefits of being a market leader. As an employee owner on our team, you will have opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as the chance to contribute to our ongoing success & rapid growth.


Stellar was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, and has since expanded operations to multiple U.S. locations. Stellar is a 100% employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality work trucks and trailers, as well as service truck and van accessories. Through an innovative, growing product line and an expanding distribution network, Stellar has gained an international presence and become the No. 1 productivity choice in many markets.


Our commitment to building the best equipment requires the best people. If you are passionate about creating quality products in a positive, friendly teamwork atmosphere, we want to hear from you! Apply today and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career with Stellar Industries.


The Engineering Project Manager plans and oversees projects relating to the development of new products or technologies to ensure they are completed on time and within scope, while providing timely follow-up and communication to key stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Coordinate activities regarding technical development, scheduling and resolving engineering and test problems.
  • Manage the resources required to execute a
  • Compile data and prepare reports related to research and testing of new and existing products.
  • Assist in identifying and protecting intellectual property during
  • Continuously promote and foster a culture of working
  • Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as reasonably assigned and
  • Provide guidance as requested or required towards resolving difficult
  • Promote a productive and non-disruptive work ethic within the
  • Ensure all business requirements are met prior to production launch of new
  • Assign duties or responsibilities to project
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to determine project requirements and
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve
  • Create project status presentations for delivery to customers or project
  • Develop or update project plans including information such as objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing.


General Competencies Required:

  • Knowledge of computers and electronic design techniques, tools, and principles. 
  • Operations Analysis and Critical Thinking. 
  • Complex problem solving with emphasis on active learning. 
  • Excel in interpersonal and written communication and organizational skills. 
  • Must have initiative, be willing to work independently and as part of a team, possess a strong desire to learn, enjoy computing and technical design, and be practical and creative.
  • Must be willing to adhere to company safety requirements. 

Preferred Experience:

  • Three to five years of experience in Engineering and Project Management disciplines. 
  • ERP applications experience. 
  • Familiar with the automotive industry and truck upfitting. 
  • AutoCAD and SolidWorks experience. 
  • Hydraulic, electrical, and automotive experience. 
  • PMP certification or willingness to pursue.

Skills Required:

  • Computer Proficient with the ability to work fluently with Microsoft 365 Suite. 
  • Proficiency with project management software. 
  • Knowledge of statistics is required with general numeracy, coupled with good interpersonal skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting may be Items not to exceed 50 lbs.
  • Employee may be required to work indoors in a shop environment or outside in variable weather conditions.

Additional Requirements:

  • Company sponsored continuing education may be required. 
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Posted on: 2024-04-02 07:24 PM

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