As a Mechanical Engineer you will design and qualify mechanical components and systems for existing globally manufactured Products to help reduce recurring material and labor, overhead costs.
Working alongside other Product Development team members and cross functional groups, identify and implement projects for design optimization which include cost reduction, quality improvements, vitality through design upgrades, design for assembly, and design for sustainability.
Provide concepts, preliminary cost and quality estimates, analysis, and evaluation plans, to align with overall project schedules.
Perform cost benefit analysis and finalize annualized savings for given project
Perform Design Tradeoff Analysis on multiple concepts. Generate sketches and other information necessary for the creation of production drawings and specifications. Work with designers to produce and approve drawings.
Design mechanical systems to be modular for efficient Manufacturability and Assembly, and ease of service.
Incorporate the proper specifications for system level performance, subsystem performance and component performance into designs affected by new projects. Conduct or update Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) on designs.
Drive the development and use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools to optimize designs prior to prototyping and evaluating to reduce project cycle times and costs.
Develop and execute test plans to validate system performance utilizing design for reliability (DFR) tools and performance sensitivity analysis.
Direct the development of prototypes used for component and systems testing. Direct laboratory technicians throughout the development of mock-ups and throughout the evaluation process.
Work with manufacturing engineers to develop labor cost impact of development projects and to provide smooth introduction to production through pre-pilot and pilot builds.
Work with Regulatory Affairs team members to acquire the required product approvals such as, U.L., FDA, C.S.A. and European product certifications.
Identify cost out opportunities by spend – pareto analysis, Should cost, competitor benchmarking, tear down etc…
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
8+ years’ experience with cost take out/VAVE project execution
Experience in material selection & design optimization
“Hands on” Experience with plastic materials, processes, and design of plastic enclosures
Experience with Design for Manufacturing and Should-Cost tools
Strong project management skills required, PMP certification is added advantage
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Knowledge on Engineering systems, Engineering change processes
Must have good communication skills to work globally and across functions
Evident enthusiasm, adaptability, initiative, creativity, ownership and problem-solving skills
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