Product Engineer
Holland Company - Crete, IL

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Product Engineer

Reports to: Director of Engineering Department/Location: Crete

Revision Level: 0 Division: HoTT


Utilize engineering “best practices” to provide all aspects of product design and development from concept, design verification, prototype testing, production, and leading up to the release of product. In addition, provide technical support to existing product lines for the division.


Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide sound designs, which meet the requirements of the customer and/or specifications
  • Generate cost effective designs based on defined project “deliverables”
  • Maintain complete engineering documentation of projects
  • Provide project engineering labor estimates
  • Generate project Bills of Material and Drawings for release through the IFS production system
  • Perform design calculations, as required by spec, or to verify design integrity
  • Utilize Failure Mode Effects Analysis to optimize designs
  • Provide technical assistance to customers, as required
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers, and other Holland employees during all phases of a project
  • Support the quality system by investigating and addressing Non-Conformance Reports as directed
  • Work with vendors to improve product quality, delivery and to continuously reduce cost
  • Attend various railroad related meetings and conventions
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to climb bi and tri auto racks
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including ground and air travel
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots) as required
  • Office/cubicle environment
  • Shop & customer environment including welding, overhead cranes, rail yard and fork trucks
  • Field on-track environment in all weather conditions
  • BSME or Equivalent
  • 2-4 yrs of work experience in manufacturing as mechanical and/or product design engineer
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be committed to customer service
  • Able to work to demanding deadlines
  • Work effectively as team member or leader
  • Ability to facilitate and make decisions
  • Work with a sense of urgency
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, 3D modeling, AutoCAD 2005 or higher
  • Knowledge of FMEA, Lean practices, Six Sigma and Value Engineering
  • FEA experience is a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Railcar experience of 1 or more years a plus
  • Must maintain a valid passport
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment

Wage Type: Salaried Exempt

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