2018-07-11

Product Design Engineer
Job Opportunity at KB Search Team, LLC

Posted on Jul 11

http://www.kbsearchteam.com    +1 (260) 489-3350

Location: Auburn, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4163478

Are you a Product Design Engineer with experience designing injection molded products that contain many small parts?  Are you a Product Design Engineer who has experience in the consumer products industry?  Are you a Product Design Engineer who wants to play an integral role in the growth of well established publicly held company?  If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you should consider this opportunity.

As Product Design Engineer, in a very "hands-on role" a summary of your overall role will be:
  • Responsible for undertaking a full range of engineering activities in line with all relevant process, quality and other requirements, supplying specialist advice and support across projects and to other functions as appropriate. 
  • Responsible for Product development from concept to design across a number of projects at any one time from existing product improvement to new product development ensuring customer satisfaction at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring projects in on time and to budget ensuring they meet customer requirements managing resources to achieve the desired output.
  • Responsible for working with sales and customers to identify Voice of the Customer requirements, and present concepts and design reviews to ensure Critical to Quality aspects are identified early in the project.
Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Responsible for generation and delivery of concept and manufacturing design definitions, based on technical specifications, requirements and other constraints
  • Preparation and deliver of progress reports against project plans
  • Managing the conceptual development for new product development using 3D CAD (Preferably Pro-E or Solid Works)
  • Making Proto Typing & Testing for validations.
  • Make Design Detailing; Analyze Designs, Identify Risks & Prepare Mitigation Plans.
  • Ability to Analyze Simulations, Basic Engineering Assessments.
  • Cost Estimates, Make Plans to meet Target Costs.
  • Quality & Reliability Improvements by Design.
  • Participate in developing and maintain relevant engineering processes and procedures
  • Support the identification of business opportunities
  • Apply/Demonstrate Engineering Capabilities in Design Detailing and problem solving on existing products and product improvement
  • Liaising with internal and external suppliers for tooling/part quotations
  • Keep up to date in relevant technical areas; develop skills and capabilities and supply support and expertise to others as required (including supporting the development of the design engineer as required)
  • Expertise in Mainly Plastics (injection molding), Sheet metal, Packaging Materials
  • Support tool design signoff
  • Tolerance Stack-up
  • Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations.
  • Preparation of full DVP&R Testing (Design Verification Plan and Report)
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability.
  • Problem solving
  • Customer Complaints Deep dive
Your background must include:
  • BSME of BSMET or related technical degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of product design experience in the design of injection molded components
  • Multi-part assembly experience
  • Experience working in a consumer products industry such as food and beverage, electronics, or health and beauty products required
  • The ability to work on 5-10 projects simultaneously
  • 3D CAD (Pro-E or Solid Works) experience, with a willingess to spend 40-50% of your time doing 3D modeling
  • Experience with MS Project
  • Knowledge of FMEA/QFD/DVP &R
  • Experience in part conceptualization to implementation
  • Knowledge of VA VE tools
  • Root cause analysis experience and problem solving skills
  • Green Belt 6 Sigma preferred
  • Experience with statistical tools (minitab, DRMEAs, etc) preferred
  • Simulation tool experience (finite element analysis) preferred; experience with statistical tools preferred
  • Ability to work under own initiative in a small team
  • Innovative
  • Detail conscious
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to plan and organize workload and prioritize
  • Strong team player
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
Open to relocation:  IN, OH, MI, IL
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