Product Design Engineer I

Reference ID: tac-1-f12ce-eaa9eefbf4

Location: Corporate Centre

Job purpose

The Product Design Engineer I will be responsible for improvements to existing products and support VA/VE product initiatives. Ensures production procedures efficiently utilize materials and personnel. Tests finished product for quality purposes and recommends changes to product specifications and/or design as necessary. Researches and evaluates products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Coordinates with other engineering staff to complete projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design
    • Creates 3d geometry and complete specifications for new machines and components
    • Creates 2d drawings of new and existing parts and assemblies
    • Creates prototypes during the various stages of the development process
    • Contributes to creation of engineering discipline documents (DFMEA, DVP&R, XBOM).
  • Concept
    • Identifies improvements to existing products to maximize the value to the customer
  • Certify
    • In collaboration with the certification manager, certifies new and existing products to various national & international standards ex. UL and CE
    • Gathers supporting documentation regarding the certification of components
  • ECO
    • Manages & executes engineering change requests for existing & new products
    • Creates new parts & methods of manufacturing in ERP system
    • Ensures all appropriate departments are updated with product changes & new product requests
  • Support
    • Answers technical questions asked by other departments
    • Partners with manufacturing to identify & implement process improvements
    • Prepares cost estimates & feasibility analysis for new product ideas
    • Supports engineering team with creation of drawings, BOMs or other engineering tasks
    • Assists Production/Quality/ME with drawing changes and/or updates as required




Qualifications include:

  • Education
    • BS in mechanical or electrical engineering (or related field)
  • Specific knowledge & skills
    • Basic understanding of product design principles for various manufacturing processes including: rotational molding, injection molding, general machining practices, stamping etc.
    • 3d/2d modeling skills (ProE Creo or SolidWorks preferred)
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Powerpoint.

  • Other characteristics such as personal characteristics
    • Ability to understand, analyze and troubleshoot product designs
    • Proven ability to plan, schedule, coordinate & prioritize multiple tasks effectively
    • Ability to fully comprehend the spoken and written English language required, ability to speak Spanish and/or Mandarin a plus
  • Experience
    • Minimum of 0-2 years of experience in product design & development


Working conditions

  • Normal office environment  

  • Some travel may be required  

  • May require overtime

Physical requirements

The position may require but is not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs periodically, bending, stooping, twisting, stretching, walking, reaching and lifting over the head.

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