Advanced Product Development Engineer
Michigan, Battle Creek
Our client, a manufacturing company in the Battle Creek, MI area, is currently looking for a Product Development Engineer to join their team.
Provides project leadership, mentoring, and training for new or junior-level employees on design and development processes, software, procedures, specifications, etc.
Reviews and reports on engineering metrics and/or test results through engineering reports and written correspondence to ensure timely and effective communication with supervisors and peers.
Keeps informed of state-of-the-art technology, designs and develops new products and processes and improves existing products and processes.
Supports the implementation of design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization through analysis of designs and problem solving techniques.
Directly interacts with the customer to communicate the project status and adjust based on customer feedback.
Understands design, development, and failure analysis through the use of DFMEA, customer returns, or specific development projects.
Applies fundamental engineering practices and decision making for problem solving.
Available to travel to the customer within-the-hour should the need arise whether related to an product or to aid in the troubleshooting process for the related system.
Provides guidance to engineering personnel throughout the division in a specific field of technology and makes presentations to internal and external customers on programs or products as required.
Provides technical expertise that may include supporting field failure analysis, developing recommended corrective actions, and providing necessary reports as well as training in areas of expertise. Has experience with change management, Supply chain processes.
Actively pursues knowledge in the process for design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization through analysis of designs and problem solving techniques.
Suggests alternative methodologies or techniques to achieving desired results.
Understands the engineering methodologies within the division as well as other departments and their relationship to engineering.
Participates in providing the creation, implementation and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and work instructions in order to build and promote a team environment for product introduction, development and support activities.
Conceives and writes patent disclosures to substantiate patent applications and accumulates the necessary documentation.
Complies with requirements of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering
5+ years of experience of product development experience.
Automotive industry experience is required.
Strong analytical skills with system modeling/simulation experience.
Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills.
Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence and impact others decision making.
Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions.
Ability to manage multiple programs, set priorities and achieve results.