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Project Engineer

Palatine, IL

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Provides engineering support for assigned product development projects. The project engineer will work in the Gas Train Systems team, within the Research and Development Department at Weber-Stephen Products, LLC. The Gas Train Systems team is responsible for the development and product design maintenance of all gas train components, including burner system components, gas valves, hoses, connections, and ignition components.

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.
  • Duties as assigned.

Education and or Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience is typical for this role.
  • Degreed engineer, BSME,BSEE, BSIE required
  • Exposure to design/manufacturing of injection molding and or casting and or sheet metal fabrication is required.

Additional Qualifications: 
  • Proficiency with 3D modeling is required; SolidWorks experience is preferred.


  • Sigma Science, or Six Sigma, or other experimental & statistics experience and/or certification is a benefit.

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