Senior Design Engineer
Summary of Responsibilities:
The purpose of this job is to participate in the design and development of new product concepts and complex engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability.
Summary of Duties:
•Conceives and provides practical product design applications using complex technical principles. Emphasis of this position is on creating concepts and directing the design and development of complex engineering projects.
•Prepares concept, design, development, and feasibility studies of complex engineering projects.
•Delegates portions of the project to other engineers and leads and coordinates the design, analysis and computer simulation efforts.
•Prepares development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates.
•Acts as the development team leader by interacting with Plant locations and General Office departments.
•Conducts technical evaluation of major systems on competitive products.
•Coordinates product tests on current and prototype build designs.
•Provides guidance to other engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met.
•Evaluates, defines and resolves design and manufacturing problems.
•Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to play the leadership role in the problem resolution process when interfacing with Test, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers, and consultants.
•Works with manufacturability teams resolving problems with manufacturing and statistical process controls.
•Keeps abreast of latest technological advancements and prepares design concepts and develops unique product design features the Company often patents to gain competitive advantage.
•Travels worldwide to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites and field test locations related to the development of engineering projects and problem resolution.
•Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering from a 4 year accredited school
•2-4 years experience as Design Engineer in agricultural or off-highway equipment industry is preferred.
•Requires good written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
•Must have a good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts.
•Experience with Pro/Engineer preferred.
•Proficiency using Excel, Outlook, and Word is required.
•Ability to work in a team setting and demonstrate a positive work attitude.
Special Job Dimensions:
•Minimal travel may be required on an as-needed basis (Less than 10% predicted).
Relocation Assistance: Yes
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