This position is responsible for mechanical engineering and design for Formsprag Clutch. Responsibilities will include detailed design work, new product development, component design, testing and evaluation and failure analysis. There is also an emphasis on project management. The Design Engineer is also required to work closely with the commercial team, manufacturing, suppliers, and the end customer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize engineering skills to maintain and improve existing product designs as well as drive innovation and new product development, including design and analysis of new clutch solutions that expand product offerings.
Develop and perform functional and performance testing in a laboratory setting and providing comprehensive written reports, for product validation and competitive analyses.
Build and test prototypes of new designs and provide documented test procedures for design verification.
Create and maintain engineering documentation (models, drawings, specifications, etc.).
Provide technical support to other departments as required. This includes, but is not limited to: Sales, Customer Service, Product Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Quality Assurance, etc.
Determine root cause of product and process failures and provide reports in conjunction with other departments as required.
Develop and maintain the bills of materials and product configuration systems for all product lines.
Support Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and Value Engineering Value Analysis (VAVE) efforts as a technical resource/project lead.
Assist in the preparation of engineering data (performance ratings and dimensions) that will be used in product literature.
Assist in developing and implementing initiatives for improving the efficiency of Formsprag's manufacturing and business processes.
Represent the company with periodic customer or vendor site visits as required.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field
Minimum 5 or more years of practical design experience
Experience with troubleshooting and root cause analysis
This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As a result, all applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee
Design experience with mechanical power transmission, rotating equipment or other similar machinery is strongly preferred
Experience and/or training with lean manufacturing principles is preferred
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