Work Location : Portland, OR
Functional Area : Engineering
Number of Openings : 1
Current Openings : 1.00
If you thrive on new challenges, a fast pace environment, and creating innovative products while being part of a product design engineering team…
If you want to join a global industry leader...
If you like developing complex designs for cutting edge lawn and garden products while finding opportunities for improve existing products and identifying new testing processes…
We are seeking a Product Design Engineer for our Lawn and Garden division to join our team in Portland, Oregon.
About Blount International
Founded in 1947 in Portland, Oregon, Blount International has grown from a small family-run saw chain operation to an international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of precision cutting tools, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals in more than 110 countries. Thanks to our pioneering spirit, we have transformed the cutting industry and played a key role in championing and establishing safety regulations for the industry.
At Blount, we are driven by a mission to help pros power through the toughest jobs, and we hold fast to our core values of innovation, humble leadership, global stewardship and accountability. These values inspire us to keep growing, learning and working hard to shape the landscapes in our communities in positive ways. Together, we seek to make the world a better place by offering the best brands and products for professional-grade precision cutting tools and equipment for global-end business segments.
What we’re looking for:
3+ years of mechanical engineering experience using Solidworks or similar CAD program
Ability to develop moderately to highly complex design concepts with creative ideas and approaches
Working knowledge of creating advanced/fully detailed ground-up drawings, models and multi-user assemblies; create multiple complex prototypes, with proficiency in creating 3D and 2D models, designs, and drawings
Ability to understand the manufacturing processes required to create a design robust to manufacturing that complies with Blount’s quality system
Comfortability leading informal and formal projects while meeting project deliverables and deadlines
Experience with product testing methods and ability to plan and develop new test parameters and methods
Strong communicator who can adapt to communication differences among globally dispersed teams, suppliers and organizations
Willingness to be on-site as needed to coordinate with lab and prototype departments
What you’ll do:
Create complex lawn and garden equipment designs and component selection as well as improve and maintain existing products, focused on lawnmower blades and trimmer line. Lead designs, as well as create new products and processes, and supports technical research and concept development. Communicate with other engineers, team members, project leaders and management and provide solutions for cost efficiency, manufacturing robustness, and increased reliability.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering required; mechanical engineering discipline strongly preferred
3+ years’ experience using Solidworks or similar CAD program with demonstrated proficiency; must be able to create 3D models of designs and create 2D drawings to acceptable drafting practices
Experienced in a product design role is highly preferred
Experience with design for manufacturability is highly preferred
Demonstrated skills in developing design concepts and assemblies
Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or metal forming technologies are a plus
More about Blount International, Inc.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and
profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members. To learn more about our products please visit our website at Oregonproducts.com.
It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work.
During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.