Southeast Region - Lyman, SC

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IG Office - Industrial Gears Project Manager (1st shift) - Lyman, SC

Manage project orders and provide project engineering support, to achieve company performance standards and high customer satisfaction.

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Project Management or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of Project Management Experience.

Actual Tasks

  • 1.1- Project Management:
  • Actively work with internal personnel and customers to maintain order flow from entry to shipment to meet project targets.
  • Develop project schedules, monitor and communicate order status and delays to project stakeholders.
  • Review order specifications, including technical and commercial terms to ensure compliance or notify management of undesirable conditions.
  • Perform project order reviews and coordinate order changes.
  • Review dimension drawings for approval prior to submittal to customers.
  • Review Order Acknowledgements prior to submittal to customers.
  • Perform internal and external (suppliers) coordination with early material sourcing.
  • Support commercial negotiations with project suppliers.
  • Perform product technical acceptance witness inspections at supplier factories when needed.
  • Perform internal and external kickoff meetings at the start of project orders to define project scope, milestones and deliverables.
  • Perform closeout meetings at the end of projects to review successes, failures, and challenges to identify lessons learned to implement in future projects.
  • Manage and coordinate documentation transmittals to customers. Technical, quality and commercial documentation required for project orders, including customer data sheets and support documentation.
  • Coordinate project order handling with SEW-Eurodrive international manufacturing plants as well as with component suppliers.
  • Support logistical aspects for shipment and export documentation when needed.
  • Develop positive relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Monitor and elaborate cost for margin reports.
  • Develop and implement Project Management policies and procedures within the Quality Management System.
  • Define and maintain the definition of projects within the Industrial Gear division.
  • Coordinate accounting activities along with billing plans.
  • Manage and coordinate customer visits or inspections before shipping.
  • Meet U.S. sales requirements as established by management and grow the market for Industrial Gear products.
  • 1.2 - Project Engineering Support:
  • Supporting sales support activities: Creating quotations, gear unit selections, quotation revisions, order configurations and preliminary drawings as required for timely completion for project award.
  • Supporting Logistics: Pre-sales coordination with inquiries to suppliers
  • Supporting Sales: Activities with customer visits when required.
  • Supporting after sales (Service) with coordination and possible customer visits for activities related to start-up commissioning and customer trainings.
  • 1.3 - Internal Project Support:
  • Support coordination of internal improvement projects defined by Management.
  • 1.4 - Additional Tasks:
  • Maintain and develop technical product knowledge of SEW-Eurodrive Industrial Gear Products, including X, MC, M, ML, P.
  • Maintain and develop technical product knowledge of SEW-Eurodrive Industrial Gear accessories, couplings, and lubrication systems.
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge and understanding of applications and industries that SEW-Eurodrive Industrial Gear products are sold into.
  • Maintain and develop a working knowledge of SEW–Eurodrive’s entire product line and other Industrial Gear products.
  • Travel up to 25% on Company business to any required destination domestically as well as overseas with overnight stay for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally conduct business in the evenings, weekends, and holidays and outside of normal business hours.
  • Follow all customer safety rules, including the passing of any required drug screens.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and driving record satisfactory to SEW-EURODRIVE or otherwise be able to transport yourself to and from various locations, including customer facilities, to engage in diverse business activities.
  • Must comply with all current ISO Quality and Work Instructions for job, all Company Safety rules, and all other Company rules, policies and procedures.
  • Assess each situation and do not perform any tasks which s/he feels is unsafe, on which s/he has not received training, or engage in any unsafe work practices. Report any unsafe condition to his/her manager.
  • Read and understand supporting documentation for the work area.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Skills and Abilities

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Project Management or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of Project Management Experience.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License and maintain a driving record satisfactory to SEW-Eurodrive.
  • Ability to read and understand parts lists, catalogs, price books, general factory instructions and other technical documents.
  • Ability to perform all tasks listed above to the Company’s expectations.
  • Must be currently eligible and authorized to work in the United States on an ongoing indefinite basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with continuous interruptions.
  • Good oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow instruction, written and verbal.
  • Ability to organize workload for timely accomplishment of work.
  • Ability to communicate with all Company employees in a businesslike and professional manner.
  • Ability to appropriately handle stress and interact with others.
  • Possess strong overall office skills, including use of computers, their applications, and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to occasionally sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, push and pull, bend, twist, stoop, and kneel.
  • Always be businesslike and professional to fellow employees, customers, suppliers, or people who work on behalf of the Company. If you decide to make complaints or criticism, avoid making statements that reasonably could be viewed as malicious, obscene, profane, threatening or intimidating, or disparaging to customers, employees or suppliers, or people who work on behalf of the Company, or that might constitute harassment or bullying. Examples of such conduct might include offensive comments meant to intentionally harm someone’s reputation or comments that could contribute to a hostile work environment on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law or Company policy. Do not be insubordinate to Company supervisors or managers.
  • All of the above standards and requirements are based on today’s sales and service needs, the company’s current methods and technologies, and will change from time to time at the Company’s discretion.


  • Work within SEW-EURODRIVE office environment with ability to operate equipment including telephones, computers, and fax machines.
  • Ability to work within SEW-Eurodrive production and office environment with exposure to all kinds of oils, and various chemicals (complete list available upon request).
  • Work in SEW IG Wellford office.
  • Remain continuously within the normal work area.
  • Position requires regular and punctual attendance and ability to work overtime as required, including weekends.
  • Normal work hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with 1 hour for lunch.
  • Ability to travel in various modes of transportation for extended periods of time including but not limited to an automobile or airplane.
  • Wear OSHA approved personal protective equipment (PPE) where required by Company policy or where necessary as dictated by safe practice.


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SEW-Eurodrive is a global leader in the power transimission and industrial motion technology. From airport logistics to industrial processes: we keep the world moving. We offer great opportunities and an excellent 100% paid group health plan for our employees.

Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • Medical Insurance

    Includes Dental Plan, Vision Care, Audio Benefits and Prescription Drug Card
  • Life Insurance

    Includes Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefit.
  • Disability

    Includes both Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability.
  • Paid Vacation

    Includes 2-weeks vacation per year, which increases after 5 years and 10 years of service
  • Holiday Pay

    Includes 12 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement Benefits

    Includes 401(k) with Contribution Matching and Profit Sharing

Additional job requirements and responsibilities would be discussed during the interview process.

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