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Product Development Engineer

April 16, 2021

Position:        Product Development Engineer                                                     


Department:  Actuator Engineering


Reports To:   Actuator Product Development Manager


Grade:            Full Time


Position Summary: (Why does this position exist in the organization?)

This position will design and develop projects within actuator engineering. This consists of but not limited to defining the project scope, creating project plans, developing conceptual layouts for new or revised pneumatic and hydraulic rotary actuators and unique machine designs which use rotary actuators.  The position is expected to perform engineering design calculations, perform 3D design and 2D detailing, create BOM’s, identify testing protocols, perform R&D testing, complete product analysis, and documents all results.  Additionally, this position will also support customer service and work directly with customers to provide technical guidance, solve problems and develop quotes for RFQ’s on new or modified designs.  This position works directly with the engineering manager, sales & marketing, external customers, and all functions within the Operations team to complete projects that meet or exceed Quality, Cost and Delivery targets.


Essential Job Functions (fundamental job duties):

  • Creates designs thru 3D layouts, detail drawings and bills of material in the ERP system for new/modified rotary actuators and specialized machines / devices.
  • Performs structural and performance analysis of hydraulic and pneumatic actuator designs.
  • Selects materials and components for optimum performance, manufacturability and cost.
  • Creates and maintains detail drawings of standard and modified actuator components.
  • Has direct interface with sales, customers and suppliers to assure component quality and application performance.
  • Establishes R&D testing protocol for effective product evaluations.
  • Travels to customer sites as necessary with or without sales to evaluate application requirements.
  • Supports manufacturing as necessary.
  • Develops quotes for customer service and sales.
  • Develops and maintains project plans with detailed timelines to meet Quality, Cost and Delivery targets.
  • Motivated to succeed, able to plan, prioritize and manage daily work tasks independently.


Marginal Job Functions (non-fundamental job duties):

  • Performs other departmental duties as assigned.
  • Direct and check the work of others.
  • Assists in the development and revision of engineering standards and processes.
  • Work with the manufacturing and quality department.


Education (What is the minimum education level necessary to complete the essential functions of the position?)

  • S. in ME, MET, or equivalent experience


Experience (What are the minimum years of experience necessary to complete the essential functions of the position?)

  • Minimum of 6 years of direct experience in a manufacturing and product design environment performing an engineering design/development role is required for this position.


Mandatory Qualification Requirements (What are the mandatory qualification requirements for the position?)

  • Must have computer competency and proficient with 3D design software (Inventor is preferred but not required)
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must have a working knowledge of cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods, geometric tolerancing, machining, basic stress, and performance calculations
  • Blueprint reading and interpretation
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Must have a positive attitude and work well with others


Non-mandatory Qualification (Not absolutely required but will enhance applicant/employee chances for success.)

  • Knowledgeable of hydraulic and pneumatic systems is a plus
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and MS Project software
  • Knowledge of 2D software (AutoCAD)
  • Knowledge of electrical testing equipment and data acquisition hardware
  • Training in time management and technical writing
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 requirements, Quality System requirements and NFPA standards is a plus
  • Knowledge of rotary actuator design and function

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