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Design Engineer

Palatine, IL

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Summary

Provides design engineering support for assigned product development projects within in the Research and Development department at Weber-Stephen Products. This role is best suited for engineers who think critically and creatively, while driving a project through development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Generates and refines design solutions to identified product requirements, formalize designs with the use of CAD tools.
  • Creates complex models and drawings to established guidelines and standards.
  • 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.
  • Supports non-NPD initiatives including the resolution of quality issues and productivity initiatives.
  • Performs basic IP searches.
  • Provides design support across projects and product categories.
  • Supports creation of needed prototypes and models to validate designs, hands on at times.
  • Designs and runs testing plans related to project work.
  • Supports deployment of new products through manufacturing start.
  • Creates and maintains specifications and project documentation as needed.
  • Requisitions performance testing as needed.

Education and or Experience

  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience is typical for this role.
  • Demonstrated design and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with 3D modeling required, SolidWorks preferred
  • Degreed engineer, BSME,BSEE, BSIE preferred

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