Mechanical Design Engineer (Injection Molding) - Portland - Curtiss-Wright

Publiée le: 10/20/2021

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

Williams Controls Inc., a business unit of Curtiss-Wright manufactures products such as electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic throttle controls, configurable joysticks, adjustable pedal systems, sensors, hand controls and armrest systems for use on all types of commercial vehicles. The products are the legacy of the Williams Controls company founded in 1937 and acquired by Curtiss-Wright in 2012. Find out more information and view our products here:

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Mechanical Design Engineer (Injection Molding)

The Mechanical Design Engineer leads the development work, problem resolution and design of new products and their related component technologies and processes. This position will work directly with an in-house industrial designer to generate new product ideas and concepts. Concepts can be prototyped by technicians in our onsite prototype shop with many process including, rapid prototyping, 5-axis machining, injection molding, EDM, metal forming, etc. Development work will help to expand into new areas and products in the sports and recreation, construction, agriculture, and on-highway markets. 

Location: Portland, OR

Your Challenge:

  • Effectively manages, supports, and coordinates projects, with minimal guidance from Engineering Manager and Senior/lead engineers.
  • Conceives and develops new products, material applications, and processes to meet objectives of management and customers.
  • Performs on-going conceptual and detailed design, design review, and engineering analysis in support of New Product Introduction (NPI) projects.
  • Ensures all objectives regarding aesthetics, functionality, specifications, and manufacturability are met.
  • Oversees the use of appropriate modeling and concept visualization techniques in keeping with data and client evaluations.
  • Assures that engineering support of new products meet quality, governmental, and customer specifications and is current with industry best practice.
  • Visits customers with sales or engineering management personnel on an assigned basis to ensure that products meet customer requirements.
  • Recommends design approaches and solutions to technical problems affecting customers on routine matters and obtains assistance from peers, other departments, and engineering management on critical issues.
  • Interfaces directly with customer engineering in the design of new components and assemblies.
  • Works closely with clients and internal customers to create math models of new products.
  • Assures advisement given is in keeping with internal processes, industry best practices, and meets customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for supporting all technical based processes on projects such as: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) reviews, TS 16949 and US Government Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
  • Ensures all quality reviews, tests, and prototypes are documented.
  • Prepares and delivers detailed engineering specifications and data regarding product testing and release to the Manufacturing Department, using 3D design.
  • Coordinates with the Manufacturing Department to resolve assembly, design, and measurement and/or specification issues.
  • Analyzes final pedal design with various plastics and metals for stress using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure that the product meets customer specifications, making proper adjustments or changes to refine the design when appropriate.

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Five to ten years product development or other engineering related area
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, planning, and organizational abilities are essential
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office
  • 3D CAD (Solidworks preferred)
  • Prior project management experience preferred
  • ERP/ MRP Software experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques in the automobile or commercial vehicle industry preferred
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems preferred

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.