A: Purpose and Scope

The Director of R & D is responsible for the Research & Development activities within the company. The Director of R & D is also responsible for ensuring the R & D Department's conformance to the company quality system in accordance with customer and company requirements.

B. Responsibilities

Provide leadership and management for company wide research and development programs and activities. Obtain R&D contracts and funding. Develop test capabilities to support R&D and production test requirements. Provide R&D efforts to enhance current products and develop new technologies and products. Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of R & D activities.

Directly responsible for implementation and maintenance of the company R & D procedures, reporting on the performance and initiating improvements for R & D. The Director of R & D also has responsibility to act as liaison with external parties on matters relating to the procurement of services and materials for NVE research and development activities.

C. Organization Relationships

The Director of R & D reports directly to the president of the company and has a support responsibility to all functional directors and managers.


A. Education and Training

The Director of R & D should have an advanced technical degree, preferably in a field that offers an opportunity to gain a well rounded background. Additional class work in management type courses and problem-solving techniques (i.e. Research & Development Techniques, Physics, etc.) is desired.

B. Technical Requirements

Ten or more years of broad technical experience, of which at least two to three years should be in product R & D.

C. Managerial Experience

Five or more years experience in managing technical personnel and complex activities. These experiences should be gained in areas of R & D and should include a minimum of two years in R & D management.


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Human Resources Department: ____________________________________ Date: _________

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