Product Design Engineer

Job Requisition: 6741.2

Product Design Engineer (Direct Hire)Mayodan, NCJob Requisition: 6741.1

Description for Product Design Engineer: 

The Product Design Engineer is expected to work collaboratively with leadership, operations, employees, and other functional areas, to promote a productive and amicable work environment.  This position provides design efforts from inception through production for both new product development and existing products. The right candidate must be ambitious and self-reliant with a problem solving focus, and be able to function autonomously with a “cradle to grave process ownership” focus.  

Responsibilities for Product Design Engineer:

  • Use CAD (SolidWorks) to create and/or modify designs with Lean Manufacturing Principles, Design for manufacturability and customer satisfaction in mind.
  • Utilize design analysis methods such as failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), design for manufacturability and assembly (DFMA), stress analysis (both FEA & hand calculations), kinematic & dynamic analysis of mechanisms, fatigue analysis, etc. 
  • Develop predictive mathematical models for simulating various aspects of mechanism motion.
  • Select proper materials for use in new product designs or to improve existing designs.
  • Prepare complete technical data packages that clearly state design intent utilizing GD&T and proper drafting techniques per ANSI/ASME Y14.5M.
  • Conduct tolerance analysis studies to assure parts fit and function properly.
  • Lead and participate in design and process reviews as required. 
  • Work with production personnel to dissect and solve design issues as well as implement cost reduction ideas with regard to company products. 
  • Prepare technical documents such as test procedures, technical reports, component manuals, etc. 
  • Present product proposals to marketing, sales and management as required. 
  • Interact with vendors concerning parts they supply or propose to supply to the company. 
  • Coordinate internally with marketing, sales, purchasing, quality control, production and etc. as required. 
  • Use metrology equipment to inspect parts and assure design intent is met.
  • Conduct/oversee product testing.
  • Identify and apply emerging technologies to new and existing products.
  • Use PDM system for new product design and design changes.

 Requirements for Product Design Engineer:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Five or more years of experience in mechanical design, preferably with emphasis on mechanism, cam, and linkage synthesis & analysis
  • Proficient in CAD modeling, preferably using Solidworks
  • Proficient in GD&T & creation of detail/assembly product drawings
  • Deep analytical thinking at the engineering theory level
  • Excellent Problem Solving/Analysis skills
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Good Project Management Skills, able to drive assignments to completion
  • Ability to collaborate with others and communicate clearly and efficiently
  • Self-motivated, multitasking and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Good judgement/decision making skills 

Responsibilities for Product Design Engineer:

  • Lean manufacturing and Lean product development experience
  • Solid understanding of steel metallurgy & processing
  • Solid understanding of various manufacturing processes such as machining, polymer injection molding, MIM, stamping, investment casting, etc.
  • Spring design experience
  • High-speed video analysis 

*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.




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