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Product Development Engineer

Location: Springfield, MA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00
Date: 9/21/2017
Job ID: 02524634
Job Description
This is a career position with outstanding benefits for an experienced product development engineer.

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Are you a US Citizen or Green Card Holder?
Do you have a BS Degree in Engineering?
Do you have at least 5 years' experience in new product development for a manufacturer making repetitive high volume products?
Do you have experience with project management in product development?
Do you have experience with Six Sigma?
Do you have experience with Kaizen?
Do you have experience with DFMEA and or PFMEA?
Do you have working with Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain. partners?
Do you have any experience with CAD (CREO CAD preferred)?
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The Product Engineer will be responsible for new product development (NPD) projects for both new and existing products, while working within a cross-functional team. This position will participate in the engineering efforts for NPD projects from conception through production launch. You will ensure the product meets or exceeds expectations from a cost, timing, and specification standpoint while working with Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain.

Responsibilities:
· Develops the analysis of how sub-assembly level decisions impact the overall business strategy to facilitate design-for-cost and uses results to influence product design.
· Assists in developing detailed project plans including cost, timing, and resource requirements.
· Recommends and presents solutions and opportunities in forums to encourage ideation and technical sharing.
· Reviews relevant competitive products and patents to provide benchmarking and analysis of technical specifications.
· Applies Six Sigma and other statistical methodologies throughout the product development process to influence product design.
· Partners with quality to ensure ongoing quality conformance for new products.
· Leads DFMEA and/or PFMEA activities, and resolves high risk items prior to execution
· Creates test methods based on risks identified in the DFMEA, and analyzes test results to inform design decisions
· Leads Design for Assembly, root cause analysis, lean process, and Kaizen activities
· Writes and maintains technical specifications and documentation for the development and implementation of new products
· Recommends tools and techniques for automating, simplifying, and enhancing product testing
· Utilizes understanding of diverse types of manufacturing equipment to influence product development
· Supports material and component selection based on target requirements. Identifies key issues involved with different types of manufacturing materials
· Recommends and presents solutions and opportunities in forums to encourage ideation and technical sharing.
· Supports supplier development and selection to ensure technical capabilities to support innovation funnel
· Summarizes complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience to gain alignment.
· Applies understanding of product specifications, material selection, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, regulatory and legal landscape (intellectual property) to drive high quality, sustainable, and efficient NPD.
· Recommends architecture of products and is accountable for a subset of the system to ensure robust end product designs.
· Some travel may be required.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Material, Engineering required
• 2-5 years of product development experience preferred
• Strong knowledge of problem solving techniques and methodologies
• Previous hands on prototyping/design validation model building knowledge preferred
• Demonstrates Strong Static/Dynamic analytical skills
• Previous CAD modeling experience (Pro Engineer Creo preferred) a plus
• Candidate must be able to work as a team player and have demonstrated leadership ability.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills. Excellent presentation skills required, along with superior organization and attention to detail.




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