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Design Engineer II

Southworth Products Falmouth ,ME
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

Southworth Products Corp. located in Falmouth, Maine is the leading manufacturer of vertical work positioning products designed to make work faster, safer and easier.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engineer and design new products and/or modifications to existing products from a set of written specifications and following established professional practices and procedures for design engineering.
  • Establish and maintain company mechanical and hydraulic design standards and policies.
  • Control product costs through design considerations for lowest cost materials and DFM approaches.
  • Perform complex design calculations to insure proper function and safety of specialized machinery.
  • Assist Sales by providing technical expertise, including direct customer contact, as required.
  • Provide Quality and customer service support, as applicable; including site visits to evaluate and resolve problems.
  • Support Manufacturing with issues on the floor during assembly and timely completion of ECRs.
  • Support Purchasing with issues regarding part obsolescence and annual cost reduction initiatives.
  • Perform inspection and testing on manufactured machines as part of product development or analysis, as well as failure analysis.
  • Ensure design compliance to applicable specifications, codes, and established safety requirements.
  • Able to optimize use of CAD to minimize errors and interferences in design, and to control costs.
  • Provide consulting support to others within the design engineering group to ensure efficient utilization of the existing design base.
  • Participate regularly in process improvement projects.
  • Perform other duties and complete other projects as may be assigned or requested.

Necessary Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of 3D CADD/modeling, Solidworks preferred.
  • Experience drafting parts and assemblies using industry standard techniques and GD&T.
  • Thorough understanding of Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, and Machine design.
  • Thorough knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of fabricated steel weldments.
  • Experience using FEA to evaluate design integrity.
  • Able to work effectively and accurately against deadlines and time constraints.
  • Ability to describe technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Ability to communicate openly and effectively with different personality types.
  • Creative problem solving skills with regards to machine design.
  • Continuous process improvement (Lean Six Sigma).
  • Ability to manage and balance time effectively amongst design and process improvement projects.

Desired Skills:

  • Windows and CAD management system (EPDM) proficiency.
  • Experience with electrical controls and power.
  • Ability to read electrical wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Design for Manufacturability experience.

Competencies:

  • Accurate, analytical, adaptable, self-confident, written communication, multi-tasking, and relationship building.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit or stand and focus for large periods of time.

Travel Requirements:

  • Yes – occasional travel to our factories or to customer’s sites may be required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

  • Exempt. >40 hours. The business is cyclical and working hours are expected to fluctuate based on demand.

We offer a dynamic workplace, competitive wages and benefits package with opportunities for career growth. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Southworth Products

Address

11 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME
USA

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