The Senior Design Engineer is responsible for designing, testing, validating, and releasing to production all new products as well as product enhancements and design related cost reduction efforts. This position reports to the Senior Product Development Engineering Manager and works closely with the entire cross functional team from the concept phase through production.
Manage all technical aspects of multiple internal or external projects through the engineering lifecycle including project plans, project budgets, resources, and delivery of outcomes.
Develop and maintain detailed project schedules. Track and report performance of these schedules.
Work closely with the cross functional team to define product specifications.
Hold regular cross-functional project meetings to review and update project status, logistics, resources, schedule and objectives. Assure early problem identification and implementation of corrective action.
Develop detailed product specification, utilizing a cross functional collaborative approach to meld technical capability, market opportunities, and the voice of the customer.
Create new and modify existing designs using 2D and 3D CAD drafting tools (Solid Works).
Create technical data packages including drawings, BOMS, and test plans for new products and new configurations of existing products.
Establishes and maintains a manual and electronic library for all technical drawings.
Assembles prototypes to ensure original and new parts have the proper form, fit and function.
Test fires prototypes for functionality and endurance and document non-conformances
Responsible for evaluating and recommending and implementing new technologies to support new and existing product lines.
Immediately resolves and documents all product integrity issues throughout the life of the project.
Utilize GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance) to review assembly, component designs and details to verify manufacturing feasibility.
Perform product dynamic testing utilizing various test equipment including but not limited to accelerometers, transducers, strain gages.
The projects require developing the design of the assembly, the working mechanisms and the corresponding detail components for the product as well as their material selection. Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a plus.
The ability to work in a team environment with the various other departments needed to bring a new product to launch.
Develops the test plans, tests and evaluates functions and performance of product prototypes.
Develops and executes project plans/schedules.
Review project proposals and plans to determine technical practicality, timeframe, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, resource requirements and apportion available resources to project objectives.
Perform ongoing internal project reviews and technical coordination meetings providing technical input as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or the equivalent is necessary. An advanced degree is a plus.
Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in new product development in a manufacturing environment.
Extensive knowledge of CAD (Solidworks preferred) with FEA and functional expertise in the application of GD&T.
Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances (ANSI Y14.5) is necessary.
Ability to manage projects and teams that deliver products on schedule and within budget constraints.
Extensive experience in various manufacturing processes including but not limited to: castings, metal injection molding, plastic injection molding, machining, forgings, and additive manufacturing.
The ability to multi-task and to manage several projects simultaneously is a must.
Experience working on highly-concurrent, collaborative, multi-disciplinary programs across multiple broad business disciplines (Sales to Engineering)
Born over 50 years ago with our roots in the surplus business, Century Arms has an extensive history of providing unique and affordable products to the American Collector, Hunter, and Target Shooter. We carry on that tradition today, with our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in the U.S.A, and continue to offer unique, innovative, and quality products to the U.S. Consumer.
Today, as America's AK Manufacturer, Century Arms has over 150 hardworking employees that are committed to providing you the best value in a firearm with exceptional service support.
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