Senior Project Engineer - New Product Development
Tennant Company - Holland, MI

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Leads a team of engineers and designers to develop one or more modular subsystems for mobile, commercial cleaning products:
  • Creates new concepts to achieve functions of assigned mechanical and electro-mechanical subsystems.
  • Establishes subsystem performance targets and plans for evolution of these targets over time.
  • Plans and executing research/development activities to establish and achieve technical evolution of assigned systems.
  • Identifies and investigates technology developments relevant to assigned subsystems.
  • Leverages laboratory and field test data to understand and manage design trade-offs.
  • Collaborates closely with other subsystems teams and machine teams to achieve subsystem and machine program goals.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, government regulations, and customer contract requirements.
  • Develops project plans and schedules. Tracks and reports progress to Senior Engineering Manager and Program Management.
  • Works with internal and external suppliers to develop subsystem designs that achieve performance targets.
  • Plans and executes prototype builds at the subsystem level.
  • Supports prototype builds at the machine level.
  • Plans and executes subsystem verification and validation testing.
  • Supports production implementation of assigned subsystems.
  • Documents subsystems design knowledge to ensure future value to the organization.
  • Applies principles of engineering and science to achieve product designs at the subsystems level that deliver lasting competitive advantage.
  • Plans and manages project spending to achieve goals within allocated funding.
  • Creates engineering standards relevant to assigned subsystems.
Required Skills
  • Creative / innovative problem solving.
  • Self starter, able to successfully manage ambiguous design tasks.
  • Broad technical knowledge in the design and development of mechanical and computer controlled electromechanical systems.
  • Data based decision making / statistical analysis with a preference for sigma science training and/or experience.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to model and predict system performance based on engineering principles.
  • Ability to coach and mentor engineering team members.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information to a variety of internal and external groups.
  • Proficiency in CAD required with a preference for SolidWorks
  • Ability to develop engineering standards.
Required Experience
  • BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited four-year college or university (MS in Engineering a plus).
  • Minimum of five years of mechanical design engineering experience
  • Formal and/or Informal team or project leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Mobile equipment experience strongly preferred.
  • Human factors experience preferred.
  • Six Sigma experience a plus, Black Belt preferred.

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Tennant Company (Tennant) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that create a cleaner, safer world. The...