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Product Design Engineer
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct technical tasks to solve engineering problems using strong analytical and experimental skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision and a focus on a robust, timely and cost-effective delivery.
  • Design products and product modifications with sound engineering principles to meet both technical specifications and necessary certification requirements.
  • Manage projects in a cross functional environment as a project manager.
  • Provide technical assistance to engineers and others for projects or product lines.
  • Create and maintain necessary technical instructions and engineering specifications.
  • Create, maintain, and verify the accuracy of product Bills of Materials.
  • Coordinate activities in a test lab environment including equipment design, test plan development, prototype builds, data collection, evaluation of hardware and data, and create technical reports to summarize findings.
  • Ability to troubleshoot Production, Quality and Technical issues.
  • Generate engineering change requests and process through to implementation.
  • Create component prints and coordinate efforts with procurement to identify qualified suppliers
  • Provide application and technical assistance when necessary.
  • Work with program management to develop new product specifications and development plans, including budgetary estimates for project completion.
  • Specify testing requirements necessary for design qualification.
  • Engineering responsibilities require on-site work. Limited remote work is available.
  • Capable of domestic and international travel to supplier and customer locations.
  • Must be a citizen United States.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited university required. Advanced Degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in a role responsible for mechanical engineering design preferred.
  • Experience with PC based software, Microsoft Office Suite literacy is mandatory (particularly Word and Excel). SolidWorks or other 3-D CAD platform experience is desirable, as is FEA and CFD experience. The ability to write computer simulations is a plus.
  • Demonstrated mechanical and dynamic equipment design capability. Experience in the application of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Material Selection is desired.
  • Experience in design and development of rotating and/or reciprocating equipment is desired.
  • Knowledge of design using a range of machining and metal casting processes a plus.
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