Engineer II - Portable Generators

Company Name:
WorkStaff USA Staffing Agency
As Generac continues to grow and add new products, we have an immediate need for an Engineer to help design and develop our line of Portable Generators.
The Position:
The Engineer II will provide engineering input to product development projects assigned to him/her including interfacing with the cross functional team consisting of engineering, operations (industrial engineering, production, and material procurement), sourcing, quality, service, and marketing. Core responsibilities include:
Designs, validates, and brings new products to market
Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates standard, moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for standard products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize basic designs for manufacturability.
Utilizes Pro/Engineer Creo software to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings.
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related discipline
3+ years relevant work experience in a product design environment
Solid understanding of 3D computer design is a must ProE preferred
Finite Element analysis experience / skills
Component mechanical design experience
Strong mechanical aptitude
Desired Qualifications:
Retail consumer product experience (engine and alternator experience preferred)
Design experience including sheet metal, tubular steel, injection/blow molded plastic parts, aluminum die casting, sheet metal, welded sheet metal assemblies, stamping, and extruded parts
Project management experience
More Information About the Job
Whats exciting about this opportunity?
See your ideas from concept to customer; we design, build, test & manufacture in the U.S.
Our engineers develop everything inside our machines from alternators to sensors
We can help you advance your career given the breadth of engineering disciplines we employ - Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Systems Engineer
How would you describe the team and culture?
Open & collaborative
What kinds of people succeed in your organization?
Technically competent - be creative; its required, not an option
Someone who has full new product development experience - concept to launch.
What are the top 3-4 things the person in this position will be challenged with in the first 60-90 days?
Learning systems & process
designing components
12 months from now, what would the person in this position have accomplished to be successful?
Launched a product
What are you looking for on the resume, and why?
BSME; NPD; ProE or similar; FEA, DFMEA; GD&T
These are all expected of a product design & development engineer
What are you willing to be flexible on, and how?
Power Tools experience or engine driven product preferred but will consider candidates with some of the following: Background in plastics molding, Aluminum die cast component design, sheet metal work stamping and welded sheet metal work assemblies.
Is this a replacement or a new position?
Where does the position sit in the organization and who does this position report to?
Engineering Manager
Does this position have direct reports?
Who will the person in this position interact with?
Engineers, designers, technicians, manufacturing & assembly; quality, vendors, supply chain
Is there equity?
Are we ready to hire the right candidate immediately?
Is relocation available?
Is there flexibility in hours and/or the ability to work remotely?

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