Product Engineer
Holland Company - Crete, IL

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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


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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