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Product Design Engineer

Wellsburg, WV 26070

Posted: 06/24/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Design Engineers Job Number: 82240

  • Performs design functions to develop new or redesign existing company products, including custom designs for each value stream.
  • Under broad direction, works from requirements or instructions to design and develop complex new components or redesign existing components to improve company products. 
  • Determines and establishes specifications through engineering calculations and layouts. 
  • Oversees the assembly and tests of engineering prototypes. 
  • Own MUV (Material Usage Variance) projects assigned.




Research and Development
  • Prepares R & D requests and justifications.  Responsible for R & D of new product lines.
  • Competencies: Creativity, Functional / Technical Skills.   


Product Redesign: 
  • Works with marketing to develop specifications for new or redesigned products including innovation, chemical compatibility, ergonomics, look and feel, etc.
  • Competencies:  Creativity, Adaptability, Functional / Technical Skills.       


Product Planning Management: 
  • Oversees preparations of drawings, procedures, sketches, Etc., necessary for the development of new products or redesign of existing products.
  • Competencies:  Working Relationships, Work Effectiveness, Problem Solving.


Document Management: 
  • Ability to write and edit technical instructions.
  • Competencies:  Work Effectiveness, Functional / Technical Skills.


Continuous Development: 
  • Conducts a continuous search of new materials, processes, and procedures for new products to enhance and improve existing products with the following considerations: Chemical compatibility, FM and UL requirements, and manufacturing processes; i.e. fabrication, welding, powder coat, etc.
  • Competencies:  Adaptability, Creativity, Working Relationships, Work Effectiveness.          


Engineering Inventory Management: 
  • Responsible for the care of a broad variety of materials and experimental products.
  • Competencies:  Work Effectiveness, Functional / Technical Skills.


Marketing Support: 
  • Assists Marketing Department in Sales presentations, catalogs, and general advertising literature.
  • Competencies:  Working Relationships, Adaptability, Creativity.    




  • Taking on new and additional tasks with comfort and ease and responding to unexpected requirements inherent in such circumstances. Handling and managing new assignments readily.
  • Behaviors: Response to Change, Decisiveness, Self-Responsibility


  • The ability to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated issues, and to generate solutions. The ability to think, produce and implement new ideas.    
  • Behaviors: Commitment, Ego (Self-Confidence), Initiative



Working Relationships: 
  • Relating to other people in an appropriate and informative manner, drawing out their commitment and cooperation. Working as a productive team.   
  • Behaviors: Communication, Instructiveness, Listening


Problem Solving: 
  • Correctly defining complex problems and developing viable work processes as solutions. Fixing work processes.      
  • Behaviors: Learning, Creativeness, Planning


Functional/Technical Skills: 
  • Managing technical/specialized project work methodically and efficiently. Meeting technical/specialized work demands.           
  • Behaviors: Detail Orientation, Concentration, Closure


Work Effectiveness: 
  • Executing work processes to meet volume and quality requirements. Meeting routine work demands.          
  • Behaviors: Schedule Orientation, Structure, Task Completion




Analytic: (REQUIRED)
  • Proven experience working with Lean Manufacturing principles.     


Communication: (REQUIRED)
  • Experience working in a team environment preferably with a small to medium size company.                      


Computer Skills: (PREFERRED)
  • Experience with Solid Works or similar 3D CAD and ERP software.  INFOR XA is a plus.               


Management Experience: (PREFERRED)
  • Proven experience implementing new product and processes with demonstrated leadership in project management.             


Mathematic Logic: (REQUIRED)
  • Proven experience in idea generation to reduce costs and improve quality. 


Physical Demands: (REQUIRED)
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of automated forming equipment, automated welding, blanking lines, roll forming, and other fabrication processes, including programming and troubleshooting such processes.         


Qualifications: (PREFERRED)
  • A minimum of five to eight years of Manufacturing and related Engineering experience required in various Manufacturing Engineering functions in the sheet metal/metal working industry to acquire sufficient background and technique in the fabrication area to assume responsibilities.
  • College graduate with degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Engineering discipline required. Courses in Production and Process Engineering are a plus. 
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