Product Development Engineer
ThyssenKrupp Presta USA, LLC. - Indianapolis, IN

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SUMMARY: Designs and develops new products and product improvements by performing the following duties

Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for all design related activities on specific projects including print dimensions/specification, product testing/validation, define new testing equipment needs
  • Support new design development and packaging study with Product Engineer, conduct design feasibility/manufacturability investigation with the supplier base.
  • Conduct product benchmark analysis.
  • Responsible for following Presta Product Life Cycle process & maintain PLM database at the released level.
  • Organize BOM for prototype build, supervise RFQ process, and conduct (or supervise) prototype build.
  • Develop test plan to validate new design ideas, conduct testing and Design Of Experiment.
  • Define the test equipment requirements and generate test work instructions
  • Summarize tests/FEA/Stack-up/etc results into presentation and present the overview to the project team, propose and define next development steps.
  • Understand warranty issues and the impact the design has on them. Gather history of design changes & supplier issues (DMR-QR) and complete risk assessments.
  • Column interface study, review/generate tolerance stack-up.
  • Responsible to cascade project timing to purchasing, STA, Process Engineering to ensure on time project completion.
  • Report out project status to the Product Engineer
  • Problem solving


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field
  • At least 5 years experience in the automotive industry or similar industry.
  • Advanced Engineering Degree is a plus.
  • Experience using DOE, FEA, Statistics, problem solving tools, APQP, FMEA, Poka Yoke Design/Design for manufacturability, and AIAG automotive standards