Product Development Engineer

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Product Development Engineer

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We are looking for a Product Development Mechanical Engineer to join our team at a great company!

This Mechanical Engineer will take on a lead role in new product development, continuous product improvement, and cost reduction design projects

  • Act as Engineer-in-charge (EIC) for customer system orders, coordinating and supporting activities of other engineers, procurement, manufacturing, and sales
  • Use Solidworks and/or AutoCAD to design complete mechanical systems for use in the packaging and web handling industry
  • Develop and release BOMs and assembly documentation to Manufacturing group for procurement & fabrication of automated splicing systems
  • Create custom User’s Manuals based on standard product manuals as necessary
  • Support Sales group through development of system layout drawings and technical support during and after sales process
  • Create and update documentation used by peers in the fabrication of replicate systems and/or sub- assemblies
  • Maintain information in multiple databases as related to the design or specification of new components, both fabricated and commercial
  • Assist Manufacturing in the assembly and debugging of systems
  • Interface directly and indirectly (through Sales) with customers in the development and refinement of system performance requirements
  • Act as facilitator/host for customer Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs)
  • Work with Service group to support on-site start-up and repair activities with occasional requirement of travelling to customer sites, both domestic and abroad

Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5-15 years of machine design experience Strong proficiency in SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Experience in the design of cost-effective machines and mechanisms consisting of machined components, sheet metal, electric motors, pneumatic actuators, bearings, and rotary mechanisms Prior involvement new product development, product improvement, and cost-reduction exercises Working knowledge of pneumatic circuits and controls
  • Proven ability for technical problem resolution
  • Experience in web-handling systems and/or vertical or horizontal form-fill-seal packaging (VFFS or HFFS) machines is highly advantageous
  • Familiarity and experience designing products for use in food-processing environment and meeting CE safety requirements is beneficial
  • Experience with PLC control and PLC programming is beneficial but not mandatory
  • This position is located at our home office in Middleborough, Mass and reports directly to the VP of Engineering



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