Los Angeles CA
United States
Date Posted

Product Design Engineer - SR

The Opportunity

The Purpose of the Product Design Engineer - Thermoform is to support the company’s expanding portfolio of thermoformed products by leading the product design and new product development by understanding customer requirements and effective project management.

What You'll Work On

  • New Product Design thermoformed plastic packaging, create designs/drawings for new Products and prototypes, oversee mold designs, and serve as a liaison between customers and suppliers.
  • Evaluate Existing Product line capabilities and re design Engineer cost effective solutions to Meet capability and OEE expectations.
  • Receive and review process and product requirements, work with customers and suppliers to obtain information and quotes, and generate functional specifications based on customer needs and process capabilities.
  • Provides Sales with technical support and drawings for quotation purposes.
  • Meets with customers to review product requirements including product design and function.
  • Evaluate and recommend product improvements and engineering changes based on review of products both before and during production.
  • Establish project timelines with key milestones and manage new product development projects to be on time and within budget.
  • Documents all project information for the successful completion of each job. Maintains engineering files containing customer criteria and specifications, drawings, and internal machining and forming standards.
  • Reviews test samples against drawing and customer specification. Documents all necessary modifications.
  • Lead product review meetings. Provide feedback pertaining to product design. Follow systematic, stage gate product development process.
  • Confers with manufacturing group to ensure designs meet the company's capabilities.
  • Participate in troubleshooting, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and documentation of engineering solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in New Product Development Project management, Supporting Sales and Engineering on delivering product lines on time.
  • Experience building cost models for the value streams allied to a strong financial/business acumen to establish an effective pricing strategy for the product lines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Proficient in Autocad/Solidworks

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or its equivalent and requisite professional experience in thermoform product design and engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of PET sheet and PET thermoform product development experience.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of experience with project management, including risk assessments, contingency plans and budgeting.

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