Product Development Engineer

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Product Development Engineer

Middleboro, MA

This company is a world leader in the automatic splicing technology industry, and is currently seeking a Product Development Engineer to join their team. 

Duties and Responsibilities
• 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
• Act as Engineer-in-charge (EIC) for customer system orders, coordinating and supporting activities of other engineers, procurement, manufacturing, and sales
• 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 debug of systems
• Interface either directly or 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
• Work with management and other engineers toward continuous product improvements in cost-reduction and DFMA


Qualification Requirements
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5-15 years of machine design experience
• Strong proficiency in SolidWorks
• 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 product cost-reduction exercises
• Working knowledge of pneumatic circuits and control
• 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


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