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Product Development Engineer III

Milwaukee, WI 53219

Posted: 08/08/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 712646

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and innovative Product Development Engineer to join on of our clients. As a Product Development Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and enhancing products for a leading manufacturer of high-performance door systems. This role involves working on new product development, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing process development. You will collaborate with a team of designers and engineers to ensure timely delivery of special designs, enhancements, and modifications that meet evolving customer needs.

  • Assist in developing detailed project scope of work documents.
  • Plan and manage projects to ensure timely completion.
  • Stay updated on competitive products and technical developments, recommending product improvements when feasible.
  • Generate concepts for new product designs or improvements as required.
  • Conduct design review meetings to determine the best execution of prototyping and testing.
  • Select appropriate materials and develop material specifications.
  • Utilize FEA models and conduct internal and external testing of materials and assemblies.
  • Perform engineering calculations on material stress and performance metrics.
  • Develop control systems and parameters.
  • Hands-on prototype building, assembly, and testing.
  • Create and execute test plans.
  • Assist in manufacturing process development, including workstation development, process flow planning, line balancing, capacity planning, and quality control planning.

Required Skills/Competencies:
  • Excellent internal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong scientific mindset and proficiency in developing test protocols.
  • Skilled in hands-on prototyping and comfortable with basic fabrication techniques.
  • Good understanding of industrial electrical systems, including up to 480V three phase.
  • Experience with PLC and microprocessor control systems.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design software, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles to optimize manufacturing cost and complexity.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering documents and create/modify electrical schematics and ladder diagrams.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to make persuasive arguments on engineering topics to management.
  • Proficient in conveying ideas through nonverbal symbolism such as formulas, scientific equations, and graphs.
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