Product Engineer

Job Title
Product Engineer

Dayton TN

Min Salary

Min Years Experience


Responsible for leading the design and development of all products and accessories. Creates, or directs the creation with CAD Designers, CAD models, layouts, assemblies, drawings and is responsible for maintaining engineering documentation. Leads and contributes to cross functional teams and manages projects to meet customer or business needs. Provides mechanical leadership to ensure integration of form, function and manufacturability. Directs and supports the qualification testing and transition to production. Mentors peers and team members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties

Designs and engineers products, in a team effort with suppliers, manufacturing, quality, service, marketing and finance to meet or exceed customer expectations for features, performance, quality, reliability and cost.


Leads failure analysis efforts to identify root cause, establishes contingency plans to support short-term production, quality and customer requirements and works with other functional groups to define, develop and implement corrective action in a timely manner.


Creates electronic CAD models, layouts, assemblies and drawings as required.


Prepares and processes engineering change documentation.


Manages engineering projects that either create new, improve or modify a product to meet a specific customer or business need. Develops schedules, cost estimates and provides regular project updates to management.


Proactively identifies opportunities for product, process and operational improvements within the Engineering Group.


Works closely with Manufacturing during pre-production builds to minimize cost, improve DFM and improve total product quality.


Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Fulfills the financial control and risk management responsibilities inherent in the position.
  • Behaves in accordance with the Company code of ethics policy at all times.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no direct reports, however this position requires the ability to influence others and provide leadership direction.


Education and Experience
  • BS Engineering or related scientific degree with an emphasis in mechanical engineering, mechanical design.
  • 10 years minimum experience in designing Mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies with proven ability to take a design from concept through production.
  • 10 or more years experience with CAD, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Ability to lead a cross functional team in the development of new products, lead the team thru a phase-gate system, and develop and maintain the program Gantt chart.
  • Strong product development experience, including design, prototype, test, product launch and support.
  • Strong understanding and experience in product life cycle management utilizing an automated change management system.
  • Strong working knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes (i.e. sheet metal, injection molding, blow molding, stamping, forming, welding, etc.).
  • In depth knowledge of mechanism design, life testing and production support, including assembly fixturing and gauging.
  • Ability to work within detailed procedures but able to make decisions based on organizational policy and/or precedent.
  • Skilled at following daily set priorities; however expected to evaluate and respond to new situations requiring immediate attention.
  • Knowledge of inspection equipment and processes including, surface plates, height stands, optical comparators, CMM, etc.
  • Experience working with Quality and Materials functions to improve supplier part quality and process capability.
  • Understanding of regulatory agency requirements, including AGA, UL, ETL, CSA, etc.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office software.

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