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Product Engineer

Company: Kendrick Plastics
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary The Design Product Engineer will provide product designs for launching new model programs from concept through start of production (SOP) and leading the development of design solutions. Responsible for growing the technical engineering capabilities of the Kendrick organization.

  • On time release of drawings and CAD data to meet tooling kick-off dates.
  • Component and system designs that meet customer performance and manufacturing requirements.
  • Ongoing assessments of design to ensure that manufacturing and performance risks are addressed.
  • Identification and resolution of design related issues during development, launch and current production.
    Main Responsibilities
    • Manage day-to-day project details. Includes creating drawing schedules, identifying project tasks, and managing those tasks to a successful, timely completion. Take ownership for assigned deliverables.
    • Validate and Launch Product designs
    • Understand internal and external customer design requirements to communicate to the team.
    • Develop double ended tactical plans to communicate effectively to internal and external customers.
    • Hold design reviews with core team and customers as needed per the launch process & launch execution.
    • Root-cause and identify short and long-term countermeasures for resolution of design, engineering or manufacturing feasibility issues to manage risk mitigation.
    • Attain/maintain a working knowledge of basic Lean engineering principals and problem-solving tools including benchmarking & reverse engineering, DFMEA, 8D's, tactical planning, Kepner-Tregoe Problem Resolution, 5-Why process, etc.
    • Design product to cost targets (cost awareness) and track cost increases/decreases from award to SOP.
      Qualifications
      • BS/ME or equivalent degree in a technical field (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Science, Industrial & Operations, etc.).
      • 5+ years of experience in Product Engineering.
      • Communicate effectively by written and face-to-face dialogue with internal and external customers. Ability to clearly explain design concepts.
      • Work effectively to lead in a team environment including direct, indirect and contract resources.
      • Manage internal Engineering change process along with the customer's change process (Customer Teamcenter experience with Ford & FCA).
      • Process hand calculations, tolerance stack-ups and fully understand GD&T knowledge to identify/confirm design issues/integrity.
      • Experience with Plex.

Keywords: Kendrick Plastics, Grand Rapids , Product Engineer, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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