Product Engineers design new products, develop components for application to new or existing products, and cost reduce existing designs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop new products and components.
Analyze the requirements, capabilities and performance of new and existing products.
Communicate orally and in writing with personnel at all levels regarding the technical details of new and existing products. Such communication may include, but is not limited to:
Analysis of products, assemblies and components
Drawings and sketches that conform to Hydro-Gear drawing standards.
Memorandums regarding Hydro-Gear Product Engineering issues
Monthly risk assessments
Research potential new product developments, new processes.
Design, develop, and lead tests to qualify new products and to support changes to existing products.
Lead the activities of a product development team.
Use CAD programs to develop concepts and designs.
Procure components and services for development of prototype hardware.
Assemble and evaluate the performance of prototype hardware.
Review and act on supplier non-conformance’s.
Be instrumental in cost avoidance and cost reduction activities.
Process customer and in-house engineering sample requests.
Assist with the on-going short term reliability test program.
Provide the Engineering Manager with the technical information for the monthly Engineering Report.
Obligations or commitments to or with either suppliers or customers may be made only with the written consent of Hydro-Gear’s Director of Sales and Engineering, Engineering Manager, or Buyer as appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education And/Or Experience
B.A./B.S. Technical degree from a 4-year college or university and 5 years minimum work experience in a related field and/or equivalent combination or education and experience.
Experience in drive train design and development.
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.
Hydro-Gear is one of the world's preeminent designers and manufacturers of hydrostatic transmissions.