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Product Engineer-Advanced Development Group

Itasca, Illinois 60143 | Direct Placement

Post Date: 02/15/2018 Job ID: 75016 Category: Mechanical Engineers
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Job Description

Focusing extensively on the conceptualization and development phase, you will carry out a variety of engineering functions including design and development, prototyping, structural validation, code compliance, manufacturability, and cost objectives. You will work in conjunction with various other disciplines with designs or adaptations requiring specialized experience.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions):
  • Product Design and Development:
  • Design products to meet desired specifications for new products, cost improvements, channel initiatives, and other corporate objectives
  • Use various tools to develop concepts for review/discussion with other departments, specifically marketing and manufacturing
  • Play a key role in brain-storming new designs leveraging end user insights, competitive analysis, and use of manufacturing and customer care data
  • Provide design and development support to the other engineers, analysts, and designers
  • Participate in the creation and evaluation of intellectual property and patents
  • Work in conjunction with tooling, equipment and manufacturing technology engineers to develop cost effective/manufacturable solutions
  • Develop testing plans to ensure product design meets all government and internal safety and quality standards
  • When developing new products, use the product development process to ensure all aspects of the project are considered
  • Prepare necessary updates on projects to inform other members of the organization
  • Understand and follow company Quality Management System

Experience & Education:

  • BSME or equivalent required; MSME preferred
  • 3-5 years of new and sustaining product development design and independent project management, with significant “hands on” expertise
  • Experience with metal and plastic materials, structural analysis, extrusion, fabrication and joining for high volume production
  • Expertise in contemporary design and modeling/analysis tools; SolidWorks preferred

Computer Skills:

Advanced skills using MS Office products including Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Word

Key Competencies:
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, organization, and execution skills with a degree of independent judgment in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to focus on personal accountability and motivate team accountability, demonstrating attributes of team playing
  • Ability to seek out solutions across functional departments and remote sites
  • Raises issues and opportunities to improve project status and procedures proactively to allow risk mitigation and prompt problem resolution
  • Ability to comply with procedural requirements and understand and apply specifications, where needed, with an eye for simultaneous process improvement
  • Design knowledge in multiple manufacturing processes including sheet metal, extrusions, finishing operations, joining, welding, machining, fixtures, and injection molded plastic

Special Requirements
  • Willingness to travel to domestic and international engineering centers, manufacturing sites, and suppliers

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