Senior Project Engineer

Palatine, IL

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Provides design engineering support for assigned product development projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generates and refines design solutions to identified product requirements, formalize designs with the use of CAD tools.
  • Supports the creation of project definition and execution of all project phases in accordance with the defined stage gate process
  • Facilitates team meetings and communication
  • Identifies and communicates technical risks and proposes mitigation plans
  • Structures and conducts required testing and model creation with the support of internal and external resources in order to validate designs.
  • Ensures that products are designed to meet all performance specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Uses formal tools such as Six Sigma, DFMEA, PFMEA and FEA to anticipate and solve design and manufacturing problems and to optimize the design for cost and quality.
  • Coordinates deployment with material supplies and manufacturing to insure a robust and achievable manufacturing plan.
  • Requisitions and manages funding for assigned projects.
  • Prepares and presents project updates as part of the product development process.
  • Supports non-NPD initiatives including the resolution of quality issues and productivity initiatives.
  • Researches and review IP related to competitive landscape and NPD initiatives.

Education and or Experience

  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience is typical for this role.
  • Degreed engineer, BSME,BSEE, BSIE required
  • Experience in design/manufacturing of injection molding and or casting and or sheet metal fabrication is required. Moderate competence in at least one area is required

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Strong teamwork and motivational skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Solidworks is a plus
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process


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