Innovation Engineer
HUFCOR, INC.
Janesville, WI
Position Summary:
The Innovation Engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of product development for new and existing technologies to drive increased profitability. They are also responsible to perform product research, design, evaluation and prototyping.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop innovative products
  • Assist in building prototypes and feasibility studies
  • Assist in testing of prototypes
  • Research new materials and technologies
  • Seek out new technology suppliers and build relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain high degree of confidentiality
  • Apply critical thinking in analysis and evaluation
  • Create detail and assembly drawings with full understanding of stack-ups and tolerances
  • Work with Project Design Engineers to transition projects to the Optimization and Launch Stage Gate
  • Generate Bill of Materials (BOM), when necessary
  • All other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient in 3D design software such as Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo
  • Knowledge of mechanical / manufacturing design and processes
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with interruptions
  • Willing to be flexible to work on varying tasks
  • Ability to interact and influence others in a positive manner
  • Ability to work with power tools and equipment
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time Flexible to continue skill development
Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of five years of product engineering experience.
  • Four year engineering degree or educational equivalent
  • Knowledge of six sigma as it relates to design a plus
  • Mechanical engineering calculation knowledge a plus