Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Principle Engineer - Indianapolis headquartered manufacturer

As manufacturing inventories bottomed out in the Spring, this manufacturer has seen a slight increase in new orders and is planning for the future. We are initiating a search assignment for a Principle Engineer. The job description is below:

POSITION TITLE: Principle Mechanical Design Engineer

REPORTS TO: Engineering Manger

Designs and develops new products, or enhancements to existing products, that meet the design requirement via solid modeling and engineering calculations. Invents concepts to solve design requirements. Displays talent in solving difficult problems. Demonstrates skill in FEA and CFD analysis. Evaluates competitive products prior, to design to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Works closely with Eng Manager and customers to identify unmet needs and define product requirements. Includes manufacturing, purchasing, fabrication, quality, and vendors in design process, to insure ease of assembly, reliability, sales and profit objectives are met. Solicits and leverages the ideas of others, in order to develop the best solution.

1. Create Mechanism/Platform/New Product concepts based on design requirements
2. Design new mechanisms/platforms/New Products via solid modeling.
3. Apply FEA and CFD and Engineering calculations as required.
4. Refine concept designs into feasible products.
5. Invents and designs electronic components of product as well.
6. Troubleshoot engineering issues, develop design solutions.
7. Facilitate input from all stakeholders
8. Work collaboratively in assembling Design Requirements.
9. Complete component drawings, insuring proper fit and no interference.

• Works closely with Eng Manager, sales, and customers to:
o Understand field issues, unmet needs.
o Target product cost/price.

• Creates concept of how to solve problems, then designs mechanisms, modules and or products.

• Performs design calculations, max stress calculations, free body diagrams, etc.

• Proficient in solid modeling, FEA, and CFD.

• Develops expertise in industry including applications and competitive products.

• Establishes project time line with Eng manager.

• Manages projects from inception through launch- including prototyping, first article inspection, installation, and testing.

• Lays all designs out in Solid models, and details components.

• Assembles models to determine fit and function, redlines drawings for revisions.

• Determines most effective process and material for each component in the design.

• Assembles costed BOM’s when necessary.

• Works with manufacturing, inventory, production, and sales to ensure product is successfully introduced.

• Provides engineering expertise and support as necessary to sales, manufacturing, customers, and vendors.

• Focused on solutions which are “better” than Competitors. “Better” is defined as “works better”, “looks better”, “lasts longer”, “operates easier”, and “operates safer”.

• Troubleshoots and resolves problems.

• BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
• Broad Engineering new product design experience.
• Broad knowledge of various mechanisms/systems.
• Experienced in Hydraulics and pneumatics,
• Team Player
• Creative and innovative.
• Mechanical aptitude and skills.
• Hands on
• Advanced solid modeling skills
• Experienced in wide variety of manufacturing processes
• Experienced in the application of a broad variety of Materials.
• FEA and CFD experience.
• Mech. Engineering fundamentals
o Mech. Of Materials
o Machine design
o Material science
o Fluid Dynamics
• Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
• Strong internal and external customer orientation.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Commitment to company values.
• Completes assignment in timely manner.
• Experienced in Electrical components (motors, relays, etc) and electronics.

If you or someone that you know has an interest in this opportunity, please forward a link to this posting or reply to:

Career Solutions Group, Inc.
55 Monument Circle, Ste. 1000
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 466-9740

Career Solutions Group Inc. has been a retained Indianapolis search firm and Indianapolis executive recruiting firm since 1995, providing national corporate recruiting, exectutive search Indianapolis, corporate recruiting strategy, custom recruiting services, talent recruitment, talent acquisition strategy, talent selection, talent recruitment, talent strategy, custom recruiting solutions, and executive recruiting primarily to Indiana headquartered companies with up to 500 employees.

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