SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Sr. Product Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, reverse-engineering and re-engineering (new or existing) products in the heavy duty diesel/gas engine aftermarket. The position involves working from requirements or instructions to design and develop new components or redesign existing components to improve the organization's products. Responsibilities include determining and establishing specifications through engineering calculations and layouts and overseeing assembly and tests of engineering prototypes as needed. The role is also responsible for communicating with vendors to obtain information and assistance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Regular Functions include:
Designs and develops new or existing products; including rotating seals, engine bearings, pistons, liners, gaskets, valves, valve seals, valve springs, water pumps, oil pumps, et cetera.
Effectively uses understanding of diesel/gas engine operation to drive root cause understanding of product issues from failed components into improved product design.
Creates and modifies concept sketches to allow designers to create 3D models and 2D prints for relevant products.
Establishes product specifications through engineering calculations.
Manages the testing of engineering prototypes as required.
Liaises with vendors to obtain information and assistance.
Coordinates technical liaison services between management, production department, and sales department to inform customers of new types, specifications, and products.
Confers with department managers to assist with specific classifications of products from a quality assurance perspective, and reports on new product or process technology of competitors along with new specification requirements.
Examines documents such as blueprints, drawings, change orders, and specifications to verify completeness and accuracy of data.
Assists and documents investigation of customer complaints regarding quality, tolerances, specifications, and updates of products.
Periodic Functions include:
May work in other departments as needed
Prepares reports and presentations as needed
Occasional travel to customer sites as needed to solve engineering issues.
Education and/or Experience:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum 7 years related experience, preferred 10 years related experience
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures.
Ability to quickly understand root cause and drive corrective actions.
Good problem analysis and time management skills.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Attention to detail.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to set and achieve goals and objectives.
Self-starter/demonstrates initiative with ability to multi-task.
Ability to perform mathematical functions.
Must comply with all safety regulations.
Must comply with ISO requirements.
Professional/Technical Training and Skills include:
Skills in geometry and algebra.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Project management skills.
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).
Training on heavy engine and engine parts an asset.
Licenses and Certifications include:
About Industrial Parts Depot
Since 1955, quality, innovation and engineering have lead IPD’s way in the design, manufacturing and distribution of after-market engine parts in commercial on-highway, construction, energy, gas, mining, and marine sectors around the globe. Today, IPD serves its customers across the world from six locations in four continents and continues to build on over 60 years of experience with quality products, technical innovation, superior customer service and support. With our industry-leading two-year limited warranty on most on-highway parts and a one-year limited warranty for most off-highways parts(see IPD Warranty Policy for details and restrictions), you know you are partnering with a reliable, customer-focused company that stands behind our quality products.