Senior Product Engineer

Job Location: 
St. Joseph, MI

The Senior Product Engineer is responsible for managing the technical and documentation release aspects of the product development and overall life cycle for an assigned category of products. This position is considered the technical subject-matter expert for a given product category, responsible for new product development and improvement of existing products in the category.  The job requires close coordination between Sales, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, Product Management, and the customer to meet the customer’s expectations in terms of new product development, technical support, ongoing product improvement, and sales support.  The position reports to the US Director of Engineering, and is supported by a staff of Product Engineers and CAD Designers as required.  The successful candidate must be able to function well in a matrix organization and have the ability to participate and communicate across all departments effectively.  Must also have the ability to present pertinent and audience-focused information to customers, suppliers, and Company management.  

 

PRIMARY Responsibilities   

Work with customers to determine requirements and partner with other functions in the development of new products or changed products
Aid in the creation of product proposals to the customer and Company management (Analysis, Drawings, Concepts, Costing, etc.)
Manage customer NPI development programs and product improvement projects.

Coordinate Design/Drawing/Analysis reviews
Monitor program status and report back to Company management relative to technical progress and risk items
Work cross functionally with Sales, Operations, Supply Chain, Product Management, and Quality to meet customer expectations

Execute design and analysis tasks associated with product development (DFMEA’s, FEA, design reviews, etc.)
Develop test plans, assist in testing when required, analyze and summarize results, take appropriate action on results
Guide and direct Product Engineers and CAD Designers to create finished models, drawings, and specifications
Respond to customer and supplier questions via phone, email, on-site reviews

Hands-on support of engineering and concept builds (including fabricating/assembly/testing/etc. as needed)

Prepare and present highly professional Engineering reports, presentations, proposals to current and potential customers, suppliers, and Company management

Play a key role in managing the Engineering Change Request / Engineering Change Notification process including estimating required resources and associated resource planning

Mentor and develop others

Actively participate as a member of the “Product Engineering Leadership Team” to advance the capability and effectiveness of Company Product Engineering

Create, Maintain, Implement, and adhere to Product Engineering standards

 

Recruiter Name: 
Steve Torosian
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 230
Category: 
Manufacturing & Engineering

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