Trust Automation
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefit package; paid time off, 401k plan, profit-sharing, health insurance, onsite child care, an EAP program and much more.

Trust Automation, a fast growing company in San Luis Obispo that designs, builds and supports control and power management systems for the most demanding defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green technology and medical applications is seeking an Engineering Program Manager to join our team.


This role performs program management services for our motion control and power system products. You will work directly with the VP of Engineering and other members of the team to support the development of complex control systems. We offer a casual yet energetic work environment, competitive compensation and career growth opportunities.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Program Management of engineering activity to meet program objectives
  • Provide technical leadership and support for the design and development of custom motion control and power conversion/management systems
  • Point of contact for a program, handling customer/internal interaction and interface
  • Facilitate communication and disseminate information to project team and all pertinent stakeholders
  • Manage the cost, schedule and engineering deliverables with the customer, sales team, and manufacturing group
  • Identification, tracking and mitigations of program technical, schedule, and budget risks
  • Requirement derivation, tracking, and verification/validation for the program using Verification Tracking Matrix (VTM) approach. Ensure system engineering is being executed on the program
  • Manage assigned engineering resources based on cost, schedule, and resource loading cooperatively with the V.P. of Engineering
  • Work cooperatively with Manufacturing Engineering during product release process
  • Management of released product for sustainment or issue resolution
  • Travel to customer site as needed

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of successful experience in a senior engineering design role
  • 2+ years of strong leadership in technical project/program management
  • Technical skills: motion control system development experience (i.e. - PID), analog and digital circuit design experience, firmware/embedded systems design experience are highly desired
  • PMP certification is highly desired
  • Creative and collaborative problem solving skills, driving "fast and right" results for complex situations and problems
  • Ability to convey specific, measurable expectations for each assignment, and verify understanding and agreement on deliverables and timeframes
  • Ability to convey information with clarity and directness, ensuring the message is understood across diverse teams


Members of our team are paid well; however, what you can achieve with us will depend entirely on your experience and your ability and desire to become an indispensable part of our team.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive total benefits package including health insurance, onsite child care (infant to age 5) paid time off (PTO) , profit sharing, a 401k retirement plan, and much more.


This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder') This position requires successfully passing a background check, prior to the first day of employment Trust Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We participate in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.


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