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Product Design Engineer

Sterling Engineering Bend, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Product Design Engineer

Product Design Engineer to develop and support product concepts that can be utilized for multiple finished product formulations for customers around the world. Will be responsible for translating product functional requirements into detailed component and material specifications, developing product performance tests and managing suppliers that provide outsourced components.

This role will extend from product design into product manufacturing, where the Product Design Engineer will support the specification of equipment and will lead new product launches with supplier qualification and production line trials .This role provides a unique opportunity to take a product concept all the way from a sketch to a high-volume commercial product on sale in multiple markets.

This person will interface closely with both customer-facing teams and internal departments, including Marketing, Sales, Field Service, Regulatory, Sourcing, and Manufacturing.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Apply DFSS (DOE, QFD / CPM, robust design, mathematical modeling, reliability analysis) and FEA to provide recommendations and characterize processes, designs and product solutions.
  • Early partnership with marketing and customer facing teams to identify design elements that are new, unique or difficult and enable their realization through all engineering verification and validation cycles.
  • Drive activities in the product development cycle to meet or exceed product targets (ex. Manufacturability, scale, quality, reliability, safety, cost).
  • Drive clarity among peers and senior management by distilling complex technical challenges, outlining options, and providing recommendations.
  • Translating product functional requirements into quantified product, component and material specifications to evaluate product designs.
  • Developing test criteria for evaluating the quality of products at the end of the manufacturing process.
  • Identifying candidate suppliers for materials and components.
  • Assessing supplier technical capabilities for sourcing decisions.
  • Supporting the qualification of new suppliers with on-site visits and quality control assessments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external vendors to identify, characterize and deliver manufacturing processes that enable the commercialization of unique and emerging technologies in new product categories.
  • Devising trials for demonstration of production process capability pertaining to new products.
  • Analyzing trial data to identify issues and propose improvements.
  • Defining material specification, SOP, and process parameter requirements that are compatible with our goals for safety, quality, delivery and cost in mass production.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • Three or more years of experience in an engineering role involving product development or manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems while mitigating risks to resources and deadlines.
  • Concurrent engineering experience with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software required, SolidWorks or Autodesk Fusion 360 preferred.
  • Experience with analytical tools for assessing design performance, like Finite Element Analysis.
  • Understanding of and experience with tools for characterizing and validating processes, including Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments, including tools like JMP and Minitab.
  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork at multiple levels and across multiple functions of the organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication skill
  • Travel to domestic and overseas vendors and factory

Sterling Engineering

Sterling Engineering provides high-quality technical recruitment, information technology solutions, and engineering project services to hundreds of clients throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee regions. Sterling Engineering is known for an exceptional ability to deliver: Technical Engineering - With over a 40 year singular focus on technical, engineering and technician disciplines has given Sterling the in-depth knowledge, industry expertise and robust employee pipeline it takes to rapidly deliver ideal candidates for even the most difficult-to-fill requirements. Sterling’s extensive recruitment methodology allows us to engage the most talented employees in the marketplace. Information Technology Services - Our team, bringing with them over 35 years of IT talent acquisition expertise and specializing in the Microsoft Technology Stack, has established a track record of consistency and success placing seasoned professionals in applications development, infrastructure engineering, and project management. Engineering Project Services - Managed engineering teams consisting of multi-disciplined professionals that will support your project from the initial concept phase through the implementation phase. Our engineering teams – consisting of multi-disciplined engineers, designers and detailers – are experts at supporting projects from initial concept through implementation phase.


Bend, OR