POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Design Engineer will design and manage the development of end user new products and improvements to existing products from conception to production utilizing Lean Product Development techniques. Working closely with the Marketing, Operations, and Quality teams, s/he will create ideas, concepts and designs based on customer needs and marketing input utilizing SolidWorks.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBITLIES: (Illustrative)
Develop ideas and concepts for new products and improve existing products based on customer needs and marketing input utilizing SolidWorks.
Develop product requirements and test plans and perform engineering analysis, and product testing, including FEA to ensure the product meets all the requirements.
Design all aspects of products with a primary focus on the end user, utilizing Lean Product Development Techniques.
Manages all technical aspects of projects including schedules, costs, and capital spending.
Work closely with Marketing, Operations, Global R&D, and Quality Department and suppliers.
Develop and implement project plans through technical phases of development, including design, prototyping, testing, quotation, and tooling.
Implement R&D Strategy including developing end user expertise, improve product development effectiveness and increase ability to innovate and work closely with China R&D to develop their expertise to handle innovative projects from tooling release to technical release.
Generate progress reports. Present project status at specific meetings if necessary.
Keep records and files up to date.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE: The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or strongly related engineering degree. S/He will demonstrate progressive experience designing and developing products from conception through to commercialization. Additionally, experience as part of a cross-functional (marketing, operations, quality assurance, and engineering) teams are required.
Proven ability to perform engineering analyses and tolerance analysis and solid engineering judgment is required, knowledge and experience with FEA is a plus.
Expert-level skills in 3D modeling and drawing designs are required. SolidWorks experience is preferred.
Expert-level knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes including injection molding, extrusions, roll forming, and assembly operations is required.
Ability to work in a team to perform end user research to find end user needs and develop products to meet those needs.
Demonstrated ability to create new products solves problems, generate ideas, and innovate.
Strong organizational and project management skills with the proven ability to manage multiple projects, multitasking and prioritizing workload must be demonstrated.
Use of fact based problem solving and decision making is required.
Self motivated individual. Can work with minimal supervision
Candidate must be process oriented including the ability to follow processes and create processes to improve the process.
Excellent communications skills are required including the ability to communicate with engineers and suppliers globally.
Knowledge and experience utilizing Lean Product Development techniques is preferred.
Prior experience in patent review and the patent process is preferred.
Experience utilizing a stage gate product development process is preferred.
A Master’s degree in engineering or management is a plus.
PHYSICAL & WORK ENVIRONMENT DEMANDS:
Maintain confidential company information.
Computer competency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and Project Manager) is required
Able to organize, prioritize tasks and information
Able to operate specialized equipment in R&D department.
Able to access all areas of the production area to work with manufacturing staff.
Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Occasional travel to business meetings, also overseas to work with vendors.
Unger’s roots were founded in Germany in 1964 when Henry Unger, a professional window cleaner, started designing cleaning products for professional use. Over the years, Unger has become a market leader in the professional cleaning industry.
At Unger our promise is to innovate with purpose, and that purpose is to deliver quality tools designed to make the cleaning experience cleaner, faster and safer.