Design Engineer

Company Name:
WorkStaff USA Staffing Agency
Work with the leader in the power industry! Our Power Tools team based in Jefferson, WI is seeking an Design Engineer. The Design Engineer is responsible for providing engineering project management, input to the 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). This position reports to the Engineering Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides project management oversite.
Provides inputs regarding designs, validation, and brings new products to market.
Provide new product development in the Power Tools product area including; Creating and maintaining CAD models, drawings, and BOMs, Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs), Interfacing with internal company personnel, Provide technical support for assigned projects.
Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates 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 a variety of 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 more complex designs for manufacturability.
Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings.
Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
Develops less experienced engineers
Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
3 5 years of relevant work experience;
Applies engineering knowledge to improve products or services;
Able to solve moderate to complex engineering problems;
Good decision-making skills;
Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (ProE or SolidWorks);
MS Excel, MS Word;
Proficient oral and written communication;
Experience with machine design.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.
More Information About the Job
Whats exciting about this opportunity?
Growing company & product line. Adding additional new product development engineers to support the team.
Opportunitey to shepard development from design, through testing & manufacturing - all under one roof.
How would you describe the team and culture?
Fast paced, independent and innovative.
What kinds of people succeed in your organization?
People able to act quickly in a changing company and a growing product line.
What are the top 3-4 things the person in this position will be challenged with in the first 60-90 days?
Get up to speed with our tools and processes.
Education in power generaction, small engines and power tools.
12 months from now, what would the person in this position have accomplished to be successful?
Launched a new product
What are you looking for on the resume, and why?
proect management & design through full lifecycle development of a new product
What are you willing to be flexible on, and how?
ProE or CREO preferred but we beleive someone with Solidworks & modeling expereince on another tool can be successful.
Is this a replacement or a new position?
Addional headcount after acquisition
Where does the position sit in the organization and who does this position report to?
Reports to Engineering Manager who reports to Director of Engine Power Tools Engineering team
Does this position have direct reports?
Who will the person in this position interact with?
Engineers, Test Technician, Manufacturing Engineers as well as marketing
Whats the bonus percentage?
Quarterly bonus program based on company performance. Pays out up to $1,050 per quarter
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?
No - requires regular interation with test lab & occasional work with manufacturing

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