The Design Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and improving new or existing products and directs the building and testing of prototypes to meet customer and internal requirements.
Engineer Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates new business opportunity for the company by researching similar product designs or applications.
Originates and/or develops designs for products relating to defined customer needs or as possible proprietary items; including the adaptation of existing designs to new-customer applications.
Develops new material, composite material formulations and qualifies and recommends materials according to cost and functional adequacy.
Conducts engineering investigations to current manufacturing technologies to improve the design or engineering capabilities of existing products.
Instrumental in developing new processing techniques to enable a product to be manufactured, where previously it was not possible or too expensive to manufacture.
Plans and directs testing requirements if not previously specified by the customer; develops and directs the testing of new product types and prototypes to verify product reliability.
Ensures and coordinates the timely solicitation and collection of supplier-provided technical information, samples and prototypes.
Verifies engineering project plans, activities, objectives and tactics are recorded.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Assists operations team in regard to product redesign to resolve product or production difficulties.
Supports business quality assurance objectives through problem solving, data collection and analysis.
Engineer Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Product Design Technology, or related field or equivalent experience
3 – 5 years Engineering experience
Experience with 3D CAD/CAE and simulation techniques
Experience in Agriculture Business a plus
Experience working in welding, hydraulics or injection molding environments preferred but not required
Engineer Other Essential Skills and Abilities:
Project Management - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work.
Design and Engineering principle aptitude.
Analytical and Diagnostic Skills- methodical in solving problems.
Value Engineering and Materials Flow Analysis application.
Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve products; responds to requests for service, improvements and assistance.
Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens and gets clarification.
Proficient in computer usage and knowledge.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.