Entry Level Product Design Engineer [1st shift]

Department: Operations

Reports to: Design Engineer

Job Summary:

The Product Design Engineer is responsible for creating a product design that fulfills a company or customer’s strategic goals while integrating the needs of both sales and manufacturing, while also maintaining communication with the entire team to ensure a product’s success throughout the entire life cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, evolve, and maintain product design and integrity throughout entire product lifecycle.
  • Draft new designs and complete detailed 3D modeling/drawings of parts, molds, and fixtures using direction from management, sales, and engineering departments to design for manufacturability and fit/form/function.
  • Support the Sales Team with 3rd party customers in design for manufacturability, design reviews and give feedback of design improvements for efficiency and/or higher quality parts.
  • Participate in first article production and first article approval meetings to confirm a part meets fit/form/function spec as the original design plan requested.
  • Work with R & D to test parts and validate the part’s capabilities.
  • Create/maintain the file infrastructure for proprietary models and prints on the network so they are organized and easily recalled.
  • Create and route ECO paperwork to issue new part numbers and create BOMs for all IQMS needs including but not limited to molding, secondary operations, assembly, outsourced, and customer supplied.
  • Maintain open and extensive communication with manufacturing, sales, R & D, and all affected departments to ensure a project stays on time and has a smooth go-to-market timeline.
  • Use problem solving and communication skills to work with manufacturing and quality to troubleshoot issues.
  • Assist with 3D printing and managing the company 3D printers.
  • Support manufacturing with technical questions and problem solving as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Proficient with CAD software, Solidworks preferred
  • Experience with MS Office applications preferred
  • Experience with building and maintaining file infrastructures
  • Experience with purchasing, expediting, MRP/ERP systems, quality/continuous improvement initiatives, and/or manufacturing safety practices.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated. Ability to complete tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
  • “Can Do” attitude.
  • Regular, predictable attendance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and move about the facility. Exposure to shop elements such as noise, dust, fumes and odors.

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