Engineering Program Manager

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Trust Automation
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States
Job Description



Please take notice that Trust Automation and Trust Children’s Center(“Company”) collects certain personal information about you. This Notice describes the categories of personal information the Company collects and the purposes for which they are used in accordance with the California’s California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”).

The law provides California applicants and employees with certain rights with respect to the personal information collected from them, including the right:

  • To delete personal information.

  • To correct inaccurate personal information.

  • To access personal information.

  • To know what personal information is sold or shared and to whom.

  • To opt out of selling or sharing of personal information.

  • To limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal information.

  • Not to be discriminated or retaliated against for exercising rights under the law.

The Personal Information That We Are Collecting. We are collecting the following personal information:

  • Identifiers, such as name, government-issued identifier (e.g., Social Security number), and unique identifiers (e.g., employee ID);

  • Personal information, such as real name, signature, SSN, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, passport number, federal identification authorizing work in the United States, access and/or passcodes, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information;

  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as age, marital status, gender, sex, race, color, disability, citizenship, primary language, immigration status, military/veteran status, disability, request for leave, and medical conditions;

  • Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history (e.g., in connection with travel or other reimbursements or purchases from Company);

  • Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our online systems and websites;

  • Geolocation data, such as device location from usage of the Company’s devices;

  • Biometric information related to access to the Company’s secured access points;

  • Audio, electronic, visual, and similar information;

  • Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer;

  • Non-public education information;

  • Inferences drawn from any of the personal and sensitive personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.

  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:

    • health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;

    • personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

The Company does not currently employ, or anticipate employing, anyone under 16 years of age, the Company does not collect any personal information related to anyone under 16 years of age.

 Where We Get Your Information From. The Company collects information about you from the following sources:

  • You;

  • Prior employers, references, recruiters, job-related social media platforms;

  • Third-party sources of demographic information;

  • Third-party companies, such as background check companies, drug testing facilities, licensing and credentialing organizations;

  • Claim administrators and investigators.

Depending on Company’s interactions with you, the Company may or may not collect all of the information identified about you.

 How Your Personal Information is Used. We may use personal information for the following purposes:

  • Recruiting and retaining employees.

  • Collecting and processing employment applications, including confirming eligibility for employment, background and related checks, and onboarding.

  • Employee benefit plan and program administration.

  • Leave of absence administration.

  • Compensation administration and compliance, including payroll, bonuses, reimbursements, etc.

  • Maintaining personnel records and complying with record retention requirements.

  • Communicating with employees and/or employees’ emergency contacts and plan beneficiaries.

  • Facilitating and administering the use of Company’s property and resources, including Company’s information systems, electronic devices, network, and data, and preventing unauthorized access of such.

  • Workplace health and safety compliance.

  • Ensuring employee productivity and adherence to the policies.

  • Investigating complaints, grievances, and suspected violations of policy.

  • Complying with applicable state and federal laws, including labor, employment, tax, benefits, workers compensation, disability, equal employment opportunity, workplace safety and related laws.

  • Exercising and defending legal claims.

  • Any other purposes authorized by the California Privacy Protection Agency, California law, or federal law.

The Company may or may not have used personal information about you for each of the above purposes.

The Company will retain your personal information no longer than is reasonably necessary to comply with the business or commercial purposes stated above or as required by law.

Sharing of Personal Information.  The Company may share personal information with third parties in connection with the performance of our services and business operations, as permitted or required by applicable law. For example, we work with third parties that provide services to us and partner with third parties to develop, operate, deliver, maintain, improve, enhance, and protect our services and in connection with other operations. Those parties can include, but are not limited to:

  • Website hosting or information technology consulting service providers;

  • Data analysis service providers;

  • Legal service providers;

  • Accounting service providers;

  • Administrative service providers;

  • Security service providers;

  • Application service providers;

  • Benefits providers;

  • Occupational health providers;

  • Insurance providers;

  • Travel service providers;

  • Payroll service providers;

  • Telecommunications and messaging services.

We may also disclose your personal information for other purposes permitted by law such as to:

  • Comply with applicable laws;

  • Respond to governmental inquiries or requests;

  • Comply with valid legal or administrative processes.

The Company does not sell any personal information the third parties. 

Employee Rights Related to Personal Information.  The CCPA and CPRA provides consumers with specific rights related to their personal information collected by a business. This section describes those rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Access and Data Portability Rights.  You have the right to request that the Company disclose certain information about its collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once the Company receive and confirms a verifiable consumer request, the Company will disclose:

  • The categories of personal information collected about you.

  • The categories of sources for the personal information collected about you.

  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information.

  • The categories of third parties with whom we shared your personal information.

  • The specific items of personal information collected about you.

  • If the Company disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

Deletion Request Rights.  You have the right to request that the Company delete any of your personal information that Company has collected and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once the Company receives and confirms a verifiable consumer request, Company will delete your personal information from its records, unless an exception applies.

Specifically, we may be unable to delete personal information if retaining the information is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.

  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.

  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).

  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.

  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.

  • Comply with a legal obligation.

  • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights.  To exercise your access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to the Company by one of the following methods:


Mail:          Trust Automation Human Resources

                  125 Venture Drive, Suite 110

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. A parent or guardian may make a verifiable consumer request related to a minor’s personal information.

Non-Discrimination.  The Company will not discriminate against an Employee for exercising any of their CCPA or CPRA rights.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Mail:          Trust Automation Human Resources

                  125 Venture Drive, Suite 110

                  San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Trust Automation

Trust Automation has 30 years of experience in custom motors, linear drives, digital drives, and systems which meet the unique needs of its customers. Its product line includes motors, linear drives, digital drives, custom assemblies, and products to fit unique applications and ground-up system design and manufacturing solutions.  We design, build and support control and power management systems for the most demanding defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, and medical applications.

 Trust Automation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining a skilled, productive, and diverse workforce, personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.  Every employee has an “at-will” relationship with Trust Automation.  This means that employment with Trust Automation is at the mutual consent of the employer and the employee and is subject to termination by either party at will, with or without cause or advance notice.

 Job Summary

Responsible for the management of design and development projects covering of a variety of products and systems.  These development projects can include motion control applications, power conversion and control, and cyber security systems.  Projects often cover full product life cycle, including requirement derivation, conceptual design, detailed design, prototyping, integration and test, transition into MFG, and product sustainment.  Program managers are responsible for resource management to achieve the milestones and deliverables of assigned programs, interfacing with customers, engineers, operations, and various stakeholders.

 Duties and Responsibilities


·         Program Management of engineering activity to meet program objectives.

·         Provides technical leadership and support for the design and development of custom products for motion control systems, power conversion systems, and defense and cyber security systems.

·         Primary point of contact for a development program, handling customer and internal interaction.

·         Facilitates communication and disseminates information to project team and all pertinent stakeholders.

·         Manages the cost, schedule and engineering deliverables with the customer, vendors, sales team, and manufacturing group.

·         Tasks and manages assigned engineering resources based on cost, schedule, and resource loading cooperatively with the V.P. of Engineering to accomplish project goals.

·         Coordinates generation of high level specifications, and facilitates program design reviews and design review documentation.

·         Effectively documents meetings and reviews, and tracks resulting issues and actions affecting the requirements, goals or execution of tasks for the program.

·         Identification, tracking and mitigation of program risks: technical, schedule, and budget.

·         Requirement derivation, tracking, and verification/validation for the program using Verification Tracking Matrix (VTM) approach.  Ensure that system engineering is being executed on the program.

·         Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.

·         Work cooperatively with Manufacturing Engineering during the product release process to deliver customer satisfaction.

·         Management of a released product for sustainment or issue resolution as needed.

·         Assist in the execution of the AS9100 Engineering Design and Development process and continual improvement.

·         Assist in forecasting resource requirements for Design and Development engineering.

·         Assist in proposal writing and quoting of new and follow-on engineering efforts as needed.

·         Travel to customer site when needed for program management, customer reviews, or problem resolution.

·         Participate in Trust’s philosophy to provide quality products, excellent customer service and satisfaction, and engineering innovation, while maintaining a desirable employee work environment.

 Position Requirements

·         BS degree in engineering, 5+ years of successful experience in an engineering design position, and 2+ years of technical and/or program management.

·         Demonstrable ability to contribute to development with hands-on engineering skills.

·         Strong arithmetic and logic ability.

·         Experience in management of personnel to inspire and motivate them to produce reliable, quality driven products and systems, within scheduled deadlines.

·         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.

·         PMP certification is preferred.

·         Knowledge of motion and motor control experience is preferred.

·         Control system development experience (i.e. - PID) is preferred.

·         Familiarity with agile project management (i.e. – SCRUM) is preferred.

·         Willingness to work a flexible schedule from both a time and logistics basis.

 Physical Requirements

·         Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person, on the telephone or virtually.

·         Dexterity of hands, fingers, and wrist to operate a computer keyboard, calculator, or assemble/manufacture intricate items.

·         Seeing to read a variety of materials.

·         Sitting or standing for extended period of time.

·         Physical agility to lift up to 50 pounds to shoulder height. Any items that weigh more than 50 pounds will require two or more people or a lifting device to move.

·         Physical agility to lift, carry, push, or pull objects.

Pay/Salary Information

Pay scale for this position - $79,990.00- $119,984.00 annually 




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United States