Product Design Engineer

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Job ID#: 10847

Need Contract Product Design Engineer for production plant
Katy area – 77494

Job Summary Statement:

  1. position will create and manage designs for new consumer products from initial concept to high volume manufacturing. Collaborate with Industrial Design, Operations, and Program Managers to deliver cost effective mechanical design solutions and detailed engineering drawings. Develop custom fixtures and associated manufacturing equipment. Modify designs of existing products for improved quality, more efficient manufacturing, and reduced unit costs.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design injection and blow molded parts for high volume manufacturing
  • Work from concept sketches and rough designs produced by Industrial Design and Manufacturing Operations
  • Design products for manufacturing and assembly (DFM), considering specifications for fit, form, and function
  • Analyze, thoroughly check, and detail all designs to ensure accurate fabrication of molds, tooling, and dies
  • Resolve problems in new and existing designs with innovative and cost-effective solutions
  • Independently identify cost reduction opportunities in products already in production
  • Represent Product Engineering as an active team member in the New Product Development meetings and process
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to take ownership of project; ability to get the job done with minimal supervision
  • Manage international suppliers
  • Leads and mentors less experienced engineers
  • Some travel to vendor sites may occasionally be required
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical engineering or product design and development
  • 3+ years CAD experience. Creo (Pro/Engineer), Solidworks and/or other 3D CAD software
  • English language skills: Able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
  • Math skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide required along with an understanding of tolerance analysis
  • Physical Demands: General office environment with some direct exposure to the manufacturing floor
  • Work environment: Manufacturing floor is hot and humid in summer months and cold in winter months
  • Detail oriented, innovative, and possesses good verbal communication skills
  • Computer Skills: Experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience designing injection molded parts
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude and creativity
  • Experience with injection mold tooling, forming tools, thermoforming, and fixture design
  • Experience using Windchill or other PDM software
  • Experience using Creo Simulate or FEA software


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