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Product Design Engineer

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Middlebury
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

The Product Design Engineer is focused on the design, development, and validation of vehicle design features to continually improve the quality and durability of Utilimaster's highly reputable vehicles. This role is responsible for providing accurate, timely and cost-effective engineering solutions that work well within the limits of our manufacturing equipment and assembly capabilities. Additionally, these solutions must meet customer expectations, perform for the desired warranty period, and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements. Engineering solutions shall also encompass commonization and simplification using Lean / Sigma techniques.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Participates as a key member of the product development team to execute new product improvement/development projects. Also maintains legacy products.
  • Conceptual design of new components and sub-systems following established practices and core engineering principles. Works through engineering challenges using tools such as CAD layouts, stack-ups, analytical tools, as well as various internal applications and techniques to perform basic analyses of new designs. Proficient in the practical application of engineering statics, dynamics, structural mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
  • Generating DFMEA's for components and sub-assemblies; using a DFMEA to generate a design validation plan & report (DVP&R).
  • Executing test plans to fully validate components and systems. Draft and communicate engineering reports as part of the validation process.
  • Prepare presentations and communicate plans, results, etc. to a wide audience, including suppliers and customers.
  • Maintain quality standards by following proper inspection procedures.
  • Understand and adhere to current quality and control policies.
  • Be able to solve manufacturing and assembly problems utilizing problem solving techniques and methodologies
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, production personnel, purchasing personnel, and customers to create optimal solutions to support the business
  • Determine effectiveness of the engineering solutions, understanding un-intended consequences to manufacturing processes, tooling, and option capability
  • Initiate changes to drawings, solids models and bills of material
  • Effectively utilize Aurora (corporate software) to research product/spec history and structure, where used on component parts, and product compatibility.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related Engineering field) is required
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in product design engineering solutions. Experience related to the design and development of on-highway, heavy truck, specialty, or automotive vehicles preferred
  • Strong problem solving & analytical skills. Understand the cost drivers associated with various materials, design features and manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks 3-D CAD with ability to review and modify assemblies, models, and detail drawings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook)
  • Creative and innovative team player with a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence & high standards
  • Self-motivated, with ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision. Able to effectively prioritize and execute multiple concurrent assignments. Proficient with basic program management and time management tools.
  • Effective verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Top Candidates Will Also Have
  • Understand extrusion process, metal fabrication, forming, tolerances and capabilities
  • Additional skills in FMEA, FEA, CFD, lean manufacturing, and design for six sigma (DFSS)
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    About The Shyft Group

    The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) is North America's leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for the commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle markets.

    The Shyft Group and our brands are as driven as our associates. Every person behind our badge is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Across eight go-to-market brands, in ten states and two countries, we have over 3,000 dedicated employees working as one to lead with innovation, ingenuity, and a dedication to quality craftsmanship.

    The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. Our name and renewed focus reflect the action, speed, and agility we offer the commercial vehicle industry through our growing roster of brands - Blue Arc , Utilimaster , Royal Truck Body , DuraMag , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis , and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing .

Keywords: The Shyft Group, South Bend , Product Design Engineer, Engineering , Middlebury, Indiana

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