Parker Hannifin - Irvine, CA

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Job Description:
Parker Aerospace, an operating segment of Parker
Hannifin Corporation, is one of the world’s leading
producers of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and
inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and
engine systems and components for the aerospace
industry. We design and build equipment for virtually
every aircraft and aero engine being produced in the
world today.
In addition to game-changing technology, our customers
look to us for shorter lead times, lower costs, higher
reliability, and lifetime support. All coupled with the
positive attitude and innovative thinking of a true
business partner.
Parker Aerospace provides unmatched performance for both
our customers and shareholders, built on a foundation of
core company values. As a result, our business growth is
impressive and consistent. Best of all, our team members
share in the success that results from that growth.
Project Engineer - Innovation
As part of the Winnovation team, this Project Engineer
will interface with marketing and other Parker
Divisions, along with customers in translating market
needs and trends into the development and introduction
of innovative products. This role researches new product
ideas, methods, and practices relating to company
products based on marketing and engineering directives;
initialize development or co-develop technologies with
other Parker Divisions that will have direct application
to control products; and provide technology transfer, as
needed, to Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality
Control departments.
1. Responsible for development of next
generation/breakthrough products and process technology
in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
2. Drive the Design process from conception to pilot
testing, scaleup, and commercialization.
3. Interface with Winnovation team to translate market
needs and trends into technology programs and goals.
4. Conduct coordinated discovery interviews with OEM’s
and users in selected target market segments in concert
with cross functional team. Will interface with various
customer personnel to determine both articulated and
unarticulated needs in order to develop products that
meet/exceed customer needs while maximizing value in
5. Understand the competitive landscape (product
offerings and IP) and use the information to develop
value added and differentiated products.
6. Work closely with the manufacturing team to implement
new technology. Will conduct research on new
technologies available outside of Parker.
7. Consult on technical and product quality related
issues as required.
8. Address customer product quality issues as they arise
by working closely with marketing, and manufacturing
teams and solving technical problems.
9. Leverage core competencies of Parker to provide quick
and effective solutions to customers.
10. Responsible for implementing project accountability
activities as part of all major projects. These include
maintenance of project files for assigned projects,
development and maintenance of project timetables,
formalized Design Reviews (PFS vs. Actual), Failure Mode
and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Project financial analysis
and product validation (Test).
11. Will work closely with the Marketing Manager to
develop profitability goals and will be accountable for
achieving these goals.
12. Create design layouts and detail individual parts.
13. Design and carry out experiments that scientifically
confirm performance, reliability, durability, and
14. Create prototype drawings and monitor prototype
15. Perform other duties as responsibilities
16. Estimated 25% travel will be required for this.

Job Requirements:
  • BSME/BSEE or related degree with a solid understanding
of Mechanical/Electrical Engineering principles.
  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated success in identifying and
bringing to market innovative products.
  • Hands on industry knowledge with an emphasis on motion
control systems and components. Knowledge of compact
hydraulic systems and components.
  • Track record of New Product Development success and
out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Program Management skills for new product development
(coordinate, document, track, organize, timeline
development and management.
  • Presentation Skills. Ability to interact with all
levels of people both internal and external.
  • Excellent Organizational Skills with the ability to
handle multiple functions simultaneously.
  • Excellent Communication and listening skills.
  • Research necessary to determine patentability.
  • Handle all initial patent disclosure and IP of new or
existing outside technologies. Conveying all known
patent and IP research to internal organization.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes, materials
selection and product.
  • Solid understanding of DFMEA, PFMEA, process flow
development, DCP's and AQP Process.
  • PC literate (MS Office, Lotus Notes and Solid Model
CAD experience preferred.)
Please upload resume in Word (.doc) format with your
online application at referencing job
title/code. A cover letter summarizing experience
against above qualifications is strongly recommended.
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident status required
Req. Code : 13195
Division/Department : AAG - Central Group Irvine
% of Travel Required : 20-30%
Skills : Engineering - > R & D, Project Management,
Electrical, Design
Other Skills : In addition, knowledge of composite
materials, plastics and metals considered a plus.

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