Our R&D group is looking for a Product Development Engineer to join our Advanced Design Team in the Metalwoods Group. This role uses engineering skills to design, analyze, prototype, test, and launch our next generation of breakthrough products. This position will require a high level of proficiency in 3-D CAD modeling, including advanced surfacing, with Creo/ProE, as well as additional aptitude in analysis, critical thinking, testing, manufacturing processes, documentation control, and time management in a fast-paced environment.
Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:
Utilize advanced CAD skills (Creo/ProE) to conduct a wide variety of complex tasks in the creation and development of new designs and prototypes.
Use Hypermesh and ABAQUS to conduct advanced FEA
Lead and collaborate on new designs
Create accurate and controlled files, engineering drawings, and specifications. Effectively communicate details with Asia-based vendors.
Engage in product testing in lab and outside test environments. Conduct research-oriented studies to further knowledge and understanding of performance and product usage.
Participate in component measurement and product evaluation to ensure design features, part assembly, or manufacture of components is within desired specs. Conduct lab testing independently, handle and check parts.
Support activity related to patent filing or patent researching. Supply the legal team with design view renderings, mockups, and other information as needed for draft patents or patent infringement evaluation.
Participate regularly in process improvement within areas of responsibility. Continually develop better and faster ways of designing clubs using technology.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Advanced knowledge of CAD design (Creo/ProE), with focus on complex shapes using advanced surfacing.
Experience with FEA tools (i.e. Hypermesh & ABAQUS) preferred
Experience in critical data analysis and statistical thinking (Hypothesis testing, Design of Experiments approaches (DOE), Reliability)
Strong knowledge of materials (carbon & stainless steels, titanium & aluminum alloys, polymers, and composites)
Strong knowledge of manufacturing methods (investment casting, forging, machining, etching, welding, coating, injection molding, etc.)
Strong communication skills and collaboration mentality: must be fluent in English (written and oral), have excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization (e.g. marketing, sales, engineering, production, Tour reps, technicians, etc.)
Various analytical skills and software experience a plus (Matlab, Minitab, Life Data Analysis)
Knowledge of golf principles and associated terminology preferred
Education, Work Experience, and Professional Certifications:
BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (Masters preferred).
6+ years in CAD design & engineering experience directly related to above responsibilities
Experience in setting up and designing tests, testing equipment and fixtures with a “hands-on” mentality
Work Environment / Physical Requirements:
Primarily office environment
Ability to work extended hours as necessary
Occasional domestic and international travel required.
Light physical effort equal to frequent lifting or moving of lightweight materials
TaylorMade Golf Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.