Product Engineer IL or IN

Product Engineer IL or IN

FLSA Status: Exempt Location: Sullivan IL or Indianapolis IN
Salary Level: Salary Department: PE
Shift: First Supervisor: Director Product Development

Job Description Summary

Product Engineers design new products, develop components for application to new or existing products, and cost reduce existing designs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop new products and components
  • Analyze the requirements, capabilities, and performance of new and existing products
  • Communicate orally and in writing with personnel at all levels regarding the technical details of new and existing products. Such communication may include, but is not limited to:
    • Analysis of products, assemblies, and components
    • Drawings and sketches that conform to Hydro-Gear drawing standards
    • Memorandums regarding Hydro-Gear Product Engineering issues
    • Monthly schedules
    • Product specifications
    • Monthly risk assessments
    • Test procedures
    • Test plans
  • Research potential new product developments and new processes
  • Design, develop, and lead tests to qualify new products and to support changes to existing products
  • Lead the activities of a product development team
  • Use CAD programs to develop concepts and designs
  • Procure components and services for development of prototype hardware
  • Assemble and evaluate the performance of prototype hardware
  • Review and act on supplier non-conformances
  • Be instrumental in cost avoidance and cost reduction activities
  • Process customer and in-house engineering sample requests
  • Assist with the on-going short term reliability test program
  • Provide the Engineering Manager with the technical information for the monthly Engineering Report
  • Obligations or commitments to or with either suppliers or customers may be made only with the written consent of Hydro-Gear’s Director of Sales and Engineering, Engineering Manager, or Buyer as appropriate

Education and/or Experience

  • B.A./B.S. Technical degree from a 4-year college or university and 5 years minimum work experience in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in drive train design and development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment


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