Product Design Engineer - Mechanical
H.O. Bostrom Company, Inc.
Waukesha, WI
Specialized - Innovative - Global.

H.O. Bostrom Company, Inc. - a recent recipient of the Governor’s Export Award - is an established leader in the manufacture of work-specific vehicle seating products, in business for more than 70 years. At H.O. Bostrom Company, you will be part of a team that is dedicated to providing the best experience for the vehicle operator.

We provide both original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with the most advanced seating in the industry. Our product design team uses SolidWorks and Pro-Engineer CAD systems to create designs with optimal versatility, comfort and quality.This is an outstanding opportunity to become a high-visibility player within a very employee-oriented, dynamic, and growing organization. You will have an opportunity to make a significant impact!

We are looking for an experienced design engineer who thrives in an environment that allows for the individual to take on full product design and project management responsibilities - from design conception through final production. Direct the work of our CAD staff during your project as well. In addition, provide technical support to the fabricators, welders and assemblers. Assure final product quality through a commitment to high quality and accurate designs, bills of materials, work instructions, timely support and finished product audits.

Essential Duties:
Plan and execute all activities required for new product development with minimal supervision.
Work closely with customers and sales team to define new product requirements.
Collaborate with manufacturing and suppliers to ensure designs are robust and cost effective.
Lead design team in the development of new products that meet customer specifications.
Use Solidworks 3D CAD to generate models and drawings of new components and assemblies.
Ensure all design activities follow procedures that are part of the H. O. Bostrom Quality System.
Keep organized documentation of all new and existing products.
Develop test plans and document testing in accordance with recognized standards.
Develop quality standards for new components and assemblies.
Create bill of materials & routings for entry into ERP System.
Facilitate pilot runs and assess need for design changes after product release.
Execute changes using change order process.
Implement cost reduction initiatives to save material and labor costs.
Attend technical meetings to report on project status.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Assist purchasing with supplier selection and new supplier evaluation.
Assist industrial engineering with making additional manufacturing aids.
Provide manufacturing support for existing products.
Provide application support to sales people.
Review bills of material for completeness and accuracy.
Process costing requests for new products.
Represent the department at Quality System Audits.
Facilitate weekly staff meeting on rotating basis.

Required Education, Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum of 3 years of project management experience within a manufacturing environment.
3D CAD proficiency, Solidworks preferred.
Experience working within cross functional teams.
Working knowledge of lean manufacturing practices.
Design experience with sheet-metal, tubing, welded assemblies, and molded plastics.
Experience with Microsoft Office applications and ERP/MRP software.
Experience working in a company with certified quality system is preferred.
A background in the design of seating products would be a definite plus.
Strong mechanical aptitude.
Ability to communicate fluently in English - verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
Sit, stand and look at computer screen for prolonged periods of time.
Lift 40 pounds from floor to waist occasionally.
Carry 30 pounds, 3 feet, occasionally.
Push 50 pounds on a wheeled cart for 40 feet occasionally.
Pull 60 pounds on a wheeled cart for 50 feet occasionally.
Communicate in noisy environment occasionally.
Perform tasks that require good hand/finger dexterity.
Reach above shoulders, crouch, and bend at the waist.

H.O. Bostrom Company’s continued success is driven by a knowledgeable, dedicated group of employees who are committed to innovative approaches, technical excellence and first class customer service. We provide a competitive salary and benefits program including:
Quality, cost effective health care
Wellness incentive programs
Disability and life insurance to protect your financial security
Flexible spending programs
401k savings plan with employer match
Tuition reimbursement
Paid vacations and holidays
Corporate bonus programs

H.O. Bostrom Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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