Sr Product Design Engineer

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Muncie, IN
$100,000 - $130,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
May 24, 2017
Job ID
We are looking for an experienced Senior Product Design Engineer capable of supporting complex projects from concept development through validation in the heavy equipment vehicle and/or automotive industry. Expertise in mechanical product design required (Housings, Assemblies, 3D modeling, FEA, qualification) with special interest in off-road vehicles and equipment, material handlers and/or electric energy.  Experience with heavy equipment construction vehicles or automotive industry experience greatly preferred.

Key Success Factors

  • Experience developing 3D renderings of heavy equipment vehicles and components (SolidWorks preferred) from requirements and initial concepts
  • Generate concepts based on internal & external requirements. Downselect & develop into a defined project using engineering best practices
  • Execute the program to validate (or invalidate) the feasibility of the concept, including design, analysis and optimization, prototype procurement, testing and refinement of the concept
  • Develop intellectual property capturing these new technologies as unique company products and components
  • Work with customers, both external and internal, to launch products into production as well as enhance existing production products 
  • In-depth understanding of hybrid and electric vehicle technologies
  • Learn and apply best practice engineering processes for construction equipment such as hydraulic lift arms, lift beds, electronics
  • Ability to collaborate and lead engineers


  • B.S. in related discipline required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience automotive or heavy equipment machine engineering with production experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in product design, development and qualification

Additional Qualifications

  • Production launch experience in the automotive industry preferred
  • Experience with CAD (SolidWorks preferred) and CAE tools to develop & analyze designs
  • Ability to work independently in fast paced development environment
  • Effective oral and written communicator that can influence, motivate, negotiate, and collaborate internally and externally
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.