This position is a professional engineering job with responsibilities in the area of product development and sales and manufacturing support. Entry Level to 5 years experience.
With general guidance from engineering management, supports both new and existing product design and development with engineering expertise. Also works on designs to improve components and products and to develop concepts for new products that achieve the desired quality at the most favorable cost. Provides technical support to sales and manufacturing. Plans, designs, and develops the more routine products or components. Participates in planning and in the preparation of specifications.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Designs new products.
1.1. Visits customer locations at project initiation to develop an understanding of the customer’s needs.
1.2. Under the guidance of engineering management, directs the modeling/drafting of concepts into designs that can be modeled and tested.
1.3. Tests materials and concepts, working closely with the Test and Research staff to design tests and document results.
- Supports the on-going improvement of existing product designs.
2.1. Develops test designs to measure the function and quality of products and to test new ideas or modifications of existing products.
2.2. Provides technical expertise in support of improvements to existing product designs.
2.3. Provides engineering support to the process of modification of existing products to meet customer requirements, while retaining product function and quality.
- Provides design related support to the sales and management functions, assisting sales staff to respond to customer requests.
3.1. Attends sales and marketing planning meetings to discuss design needs and brainstorm for ideas regarding ways to meet specific customer or general market requirements.
Uses a computer terminal, network software, CAD system, and general office equipment.