Product Engineer II - Commercial Shading Engineer

Reference Number: rbbprodeng
Location: Madison, WI

Company Summary: 

Want to work for an established company, where there is opportunity for upward mobility, friendly work environment, and make a positive impact?  A manufacturing company in Madison, WI is looking to add a very qualified Product Engineer II to assist the team complete new projects.  This is a great opportunity to work for an industry leading company.


Qualified Candidates Should Have:       

• Prefer experience in Commercial Shading industry (roller shades, clutches, motors, system automation)

• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Design

• 5-10 years design engineering experience in commercial products related industry

• Familiarity with the design of injection molded plastic parts, die cast and die stamped metal parts, aluminum extrusions, and textiles.

• Professional Engineering certification highly preferred

• Relevant experience with new product development and product design role


External Description:    

Design Development (50%):

• Coordinates and prioritizes design and product engineering activities as established by NPD and product management and in accordance with the companies business strategies and goals.

• Designs products and components with safety, durability, reliability, value, and assembly as priorities.

• Develops and plans short and long term goals in accordance with The companies strategies and goals.

• Establish design specifications, material selection, and potential suppliers with regards to product design.

• Estimates project and product costs, assists with project justification, and recommends required materials and tooling.

• Facilitates design reviews to discuss concepts and proposed product designs, engaging other functional areas of the business, to gain input regarding product manufacturability and incorporating those inputs into final design.

• Interface with purchasing and suppliers to resolve supplier quality issues.

• Leverage supplier relationships and collaborate on product development, testing, and intellectual property.

• Quality - (Required for all SWF job descriptions) - Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work. (Applies to all job duties 100%)


Concept Development (30%):

• Involved in identifying consumer and market needs, translating customer needs into product requirements using process (QFD) and product requirements into design specifications.

• Develops working prototypes of multiple concepts, which can be used for functional evaluation.

• Involved in competitive benchmarking and product testing.

• Involved with consumer focus groups to gather market data and on-site visits to understand applications and installation process.

• Involved in reducing concept to commercially viable product.

• Creates mechanical drawings and 3-D models using drafting software.

• Investigates concept patentability and infringement issues related to concepts to assess legal liability protect intellectual property.


Administrative (20%):

• Prepares and issues required reports, summaries, and presentations related to engineering activities.

• Maintains and controls engineering files, records, and documentation for part and process specifications, drawings, and patents.

• Collaborates with New Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and Application Engineering teams to introduce and develop new product concepts and existing product enhancements.

• Support efforts to maintain and follow the New Product Development (stage gate) process.

• Reviews related patents and assesses potential patent risks

• Engaged in continuous improvement initiatives, recognizing process improvement methods to identify root cause, develop solutions, and implement solutions.

• Maintain and organize lab area following 5S principles.

• Represent the company in industrial organizations.



• 401K matching

• Health Care


• Federal Holidays