My client in Litchfield County is looking to bring on a dynamic and hands-on a role, leading the electro-mechanical product development efforts from concept to commercial release of new UV curing products for use in the electronics, industrial, aerospace and medical-device end markets. With a strong focus on product design, a Senior Product Development Engineer will balance expertise in analytical engineering fundamentals with creativity, innovation and proof-concept prototyping. The roles requires strong organizational and project management skills, self-motivation, thirst for knowledge, and the ability to thrive in a high paced environment.
Lead and manage small projects from start to finish independently, while also serving as a technical leader on team-based project. May be asked to develop and coach others, and apply one’s knowledge to other departments or business units.
Research and investigate appropriate technologies in optical, thermal, and electro-mechanical design of UV curing equipment. Conduct critical design analysis of complex systems and sub-systems of equipment.
Create and maintain engineering data, documentation and collateral that achieves project deliverables and supports a product Design History File (DHF), such as, component & assembly 3D models & 2D manufacturing/engineering drawings, bills of material, detailed technical specifications, product requirements documents, component and material datasheets, project schedules & tasks lists, engineering analysis reports, and design verification test plans and reports.
Perform classical engineering analysis on designs and concepts using conventional scientific methods or use of software simulations. Includes, but not limited to, study of Geometric Dimensional & Tolerance (GD&T), analysis of strength of components for material selection and properties, thermal/mass transfer, critical design analysis of mechanical or optoelectronic performance, and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).
Using scientific methods, initiate and perform hands-on laboratory testing for the benefit of product development, competitive benchmarking, analysis of field failures, and solving technical issues. When appropriate, design experiments that can be executed by internal or external test labs.
Innovate, produce and develop working proof of concepts to demonstrate new technology or win a new customer accounts that require a new or derivate product.
Serve as an internal customer advocate, coordinating team activities and schedules to drive project deliverables and ensure results, data and documentation is collect and presented and published by the team.
Be a quality champion to ensure rigor in the process of product development and adherence in engineering standards is upheld.
Drive results for the organization through the self-motived ability to collect and analyze data, then draw meaningful conclusions that can presented to management. Communicate orally or by publishing written findings in a professional and expert manner.
Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from an accredited university required. Masters of Science in Engineering or higher preferred, and experience with photonics or optoelectronic devices is a plus.
Minimum seven to ten years of experience, preferably in an industry dealing with the manufacturing, assembly and development of electro-mechanical products. Prior knowledge of UV curing systems or products is a plus.
Proven ability to work throughout the entire product life cycle from concept to commercialization. Must be able to effectively manage and split time between design engineering (~40%), analytical engineering (~40%), and project engineering (~20%) activities and responsibilities. Past experience with a stage-gate or formal new product introduction process a plus.
Strong knowledge of 3D CAD software, preferably SolidWorks, and experience with working with proper Product Data Management protocols and environments.
Past achievements of self-teaching new skills and technology, using strong analytical background and demonstrated use of solid engineering fundamentals.
Working knowledge of manufacturing processes such as sheet-metal fabrication, stampings, machined components, plastic injection molding, cabling and wire harness construction, and printed circuits boards fabrication. Understands and can implement proper techniques for design for manufacturability and design for assembly.
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