Mechanical Design Engineer Senior
Johnson Outdoors Inc.,
Mankato, MN
Due to tremendous growth, Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics Inc. has a position open on our Engineering Team for a Mechanical Design Engineer Senior. Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in fishing products. We are the home of Minn Kota Electric Trolling Motors, Cannon Downriggers, Talon Shallow Water Anchors, Minn Kota Marine Accessories and Humminbird Fish Finders. This position is located in our Mankato, MN facility.

Summary: Independently, performs innovative complex mechanical design and development for new products from conception through production release and designs improvements for existing products. Responsible for successful completion of the design, testing, specification, documentation and qualification of products throughout the project lifecycle. Establishes and meets targeted project, timeline, cost and quality objectives.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Independently, creates innovative new product designs in response to new product concepts through development and initial production efficiently and effectively based on thorough knowledge of company strategy and needs and advanced design skills. Constructs and maintains new product timelines, which include required external resources. Additionally designs and develops improvements to existing products.
Recommends manufacturing (MFG) and design fabrication/construction applicable to best practice. Troubleshoots design obstructions and provides cost effective solutions.
Performs prototype design experimentation, rapid prototype and conventional prototype fabrication. Evaluates prototype design(s) for performance and reliability.
Writes products specifications and provides prints documentation and testing verification methods to source and inspect the product. Ensures the product meets specifications and publishes testing results.
Conducts and documents technical feasibility evaluations, qualifications field and competitive testing to verify the design. Formulates development, unit and tooling cost estimates.
Performs advanced troubleshooting of mechanical design issues during development after the production start. Collaborates with various internal teams to resolve issues and ensure the development of a quality product that supports company and consumer needs.
Produces project documentation that includes prints, engineering files, supplier communications and Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s).
Assists operations and outside suppliers through new product development stages of new products with tooling, process methods, assembly plans and forecasting capacity requirements.
Manages a variety of moderately complex to complex projects from concept, design, and through completion. Develops timelines and ensure project success by maintaining timeline targets, budget responsibilities and quality requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Engineering Technology (BSET) or equivalent.

Experience: Typically requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience (prefer 7 – 10 years) in mechanical design engineering within consumer product design.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Advanced proficiency in 3D CAD systems with productive skill sets to meet all facets of design.
Advanced knowledge of material science with primary disciplines in plastic injection molding, die-casting and sheet metal fabrication and processes.
Skills and ability to visualize the company’s strategy expectations and align the development team to meet goals.
Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with a variety of internal teams as well as external contacts.
Advanced understands product development from concept through production which includes a core understanding of the new product process, financial modeling (EVA) and timeline management.
Advanced skills in generating, designing and executing concepts into manufacturable designs.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to manage more complex projects from concept to completion.
We offer a competitive compensation program, excellent benefit package, and a challenging and rewarding work environment. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
1531 Madison Avenue, PO Box 8129
Mankato, MN 56002-8129
Fax (507) 345-4936

Johnson Outdoors Inc. is a global company focusing on turning ideas into adventure with innovative, market-leading outdoor recreational products.

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