Indianapolis IN
United States of America
Injection Molding
Date Posted

Product Development Engineer

Our client is looking for a product development engineer to join the new product development (NPD) engineering team. NPD is part of the company's Research and Development organization. NPD works closely with the other teams in R&D – Technology, Materials, and our internal machining shop
The individual will have the responsibility of improving legacy products already in the market as well as creating new products. In this role, one will get experience working closely with multi-disciplinary teams, including customers, the technology & materials group, manufacturing, and our processing and performance testing laboratory technicians. The candidate will be responsible to develop ~ 2 products per year. The candidate will lead the technical activities (design, manufacturing, testing, problem solving, etc) within stage 2 of our value creation process. This individual will be tasked to understand the underlying physics and principles that dictate the performance of the closure in order to develop a product that satisfies all project requirements listed on a technical scorecard. The successful candidate will interact with individuals with varying levels of expertise as well as individuals within different geographic regions.

A product engineer’s responsibilities include:
• Confirm all requirements are defined to achieve a successful product.
• Understand what is valued by the customer and what unmet needs are present in key markets
• Develop the technical strategy and tactics to execute the plan to meet and exceed the requirements listed on the technical scorecard
• Generate the initial design concepts using engineering tools
• Select the best concepts for prototyping and evaluating its feasibility and robustness
• Conduct product testing internally and at customer locations
• Use of a systematic, innovative methodology for problem solving
• Define effective experiments, and make data based decisions using statistics
• Work with manufacturing and regional team for the deployment of the product.
• Accountability for the results of their work


• B.S. or an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline with 3 to 10 years mechanical design and/or engineering experience.
• Fluent in 3D modeling (Creo is a plus)
• Knowledge of injection molding is a plus
• Hands-on and creative approach to problem-solving
• Ability to understand underlying physics and create cause and effect model
• Intellectual curiosity, innovative outlook, and ability to develop new design concepts
• Knowledge and use of design for six sigma / statistical data analysis with respect to R&D
• Knowledge of Design of Experiments, Concept of Robustness and Optimization a plus
• Time management skills with proven track record of successfully leading projects from concept to deployment.
• Experience with FEA is a plus
• Ability to use strength of material hand calculations to create base design
• Ability to see the ‘Big Picture’ and organize and focus activities around diverse project needs
• Good interpersonal communication skills for working within a matrix team environment

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