Design Engineer 12164
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Design Engineer is responsible for developing new as well as initiating legacy product improvements. Responsibilities also include exercising sound engineering judgment, presenting analysis summaries that support design decisions, and coaching R&D staff. This senior position in the R&D department is generally intended for mechanical engineers with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and significant relevant work experience. The Design Engineer works both independently and in a team environment with Designers, Design Engineers, Project Managers, and Test Technicians. A Design Engineer frequently initiates collaboration with other departments including product management and operations.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Actively contribute to and provide technical leadership in the development of innovative firearm and/or accessory products which meet product requirements and cost targets.
*Generate and check drawings, ensuring a functional dimensioning scheme, appropriate GD&T, and ASME Y14.5 compliance.
*Determine required tolerance stack analyses for product designs and ensure final design results showing acceptability are documented.
*Responsible for QAP identification with consideration for tolerance stack contributions and Quality Function/FMECA characteristics.
*Proactively and independently complete complex, accurate analyses using two or more of the following tools: FEA, Motion, CFD, heat transfer, or other software.
*Process all levels of change orders through the PLM system.
*Responsible for the accuracy of assemblies and BOMs.
*Coordinate Test Technician activity assisting as necessary.
*Responsible for DFM of complete products, coordinating activities with manufacturing engineers and vendors.
*Track product cost rolls against targets and implements design changes as necessary to meet plans.
*Evaluate part inspection data and determine the acceptability of non-conformances, providing feedback to suppliers.
*Develop and manage Intellectual Property through patent searches, patent applications, and trade studies.
*Provide technical assistance to other departments within as needed.
*Lead the continuous improvement of technical information, analytical methods, design practices, and other R&D activities.
*Lead and sustain 5S activities.
*Must follow all required Safety and ISO procedures.
*Must be able to travel infrequently.
Education and/or Experience:
*Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
*6+ years of engineering experience working in an R&D environment.
*Must be proficient in using CAD software to create parametric solid models and associated drawings (SolidWorks highly preferred).
*Must be experienced using a PLM system for complete product lines (Agile preferred).
*Must be capable of performing highly complex analyses such as FEA, kinematic and dynamic motion, CFD, and/or heat transfer.
*Must be able to generate clear, fully dimensioned, ASME Y14.5 compliant drawings of complex parts using logical datum structures and functional dimensioning schemes.
*Must be familiar with GD&T symbology and standard inspection methods.
*Must be capable of completing complex tolerance stack analyses using the software.
*Must have a fundamental understanding of manufacturing methods including machining, metal injection molding, plastic injection molding, stamping/fine blanking, extrusion, forging, and casting as well as knowledge in material selection, heat treatment, and coatings.
*Must have practical experience with mechanical assembly.
*Must be able to independently define and resolve complex problems by collecting and analyzing data, establishing facts, drawing valid conclusions, and executing viable solutions.
*Must be able to convey ideas and information clearly, concisely, and accurately to others, both verbally and in written form.
*Proficiency using Microsoft Project is preferred.
*An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
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