Product Design Engineer
Quanex Building Products - Kent, WA

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Provide design, engineering and technical support in the development and maintaining of Mikron products.

  • Perform the advanced level design activities based on the design parameters of a product development project and the current industry technology.
  • Research of structural, thermal, and sound transmittance performance for Mikron products.
  • Perform structural analysis using engineering calculations and Finite Element Analysis techniques.
  • Define the fabrication processes for manufacturing a Mikron product.
  • Generate 3D models of Mikron products for animations, brochures, proposals and create rapid prototypes.
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical knowledge to Mikron and its customers regarding the design, function, performance and fabrication of Mikron products.
  • Travel to customers and other events representing the Mikron PD&E department and provide technical knowledge on Mikron products and extrusions.
  • Coordinate with customers and Mikron Regional Sales Managers to define the design parameters of a product development project.
  • Plan the milestones for a product development project, and manage the technical information among the customers, Mikron Regional Sales Managers, Mikron Tooling, Testing, Production, Quality Assurance, equipment fabricators, hardware suppliers, and test laboratories.
  • Evaluate new hardware and software applications and implement into the Mikron PD&E department.
  • Participate as required in evaluating the patentability of parts.

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or architecture is preferred.
  • Fenestration (plastic) industry experience preferred, but not required.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to manage products.

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