Product Development Engineer

Location: El Paso, Texas
Date Posted: 08-30-2017
Senior Product Development Engineer key responsibilities include:
Project Engineering:
Interpret feedback from product marketing and consumer research to develop a clear design specification that will be used to define the detailed design and intent of the product.
Work with APO (Asia Pacific Organization) team to manage the OEM’s through the detailed design, evaluation, pilot builds, reliability testing, agency testing and product launch.
In conjunction with Quality team, supports DFMEA and Safety reviews to identify and design out or mitigate causes of failure.
In conjunction with compliance team, support all compliance testing efforts and ensure timely results
Work with the legal team to ensure all products follow the patent review and clearance process.
Apply engineering practices based on test and theory to provide design direction that meets all project requirements including but not limited to reliability, cost, performance and schedule.
Organize and facilitate technical product design reviews and maintain issue/action item lists.
Develop Value Analysis/Cost Analysis and quality improvements opportunities, prioritize and then develop a plan for implementation.
Project Management:
Develop and maintain comprehensive schedule to deliver projects on-time and on budget.
Manage overseas resources to meet all cost, schedule, reliability, performance, and agency requirements defined in the PPS (Project Proposal Snapshot), Product Charter, and other product specifications.
Work with Engineering Director to report project status to management team on regular basis.
Following the NPD Process, facilitate regular team meetings to maintain forward progress and drive cross functional tasks associated with the development of all aspects of the project from product packaging to components.
Design Engineering:
Use Creo (Pro-E) software along with prototyping skills to coordinate the pre-development concept phase of the project.
Create breadboard models, refine proof of concept prototypes and complete assembly layouts.
Test and troubleshoot in the lab with unique proof of concept testing and standardized test methods
Team with Industrial Design and Marketing Team to deliver products that maintain cosmetic intent while meeting all functional requirements.
Study competitive products to benchmark against new product designs


7+ years of experience leading projects in a cross functional, mass marketed, consumer appliance New Product Development environment.
Experience using Pro-Engineer (Creo) to design consumer appliances. ( or similiar software)
Hands on fabrication and prototyping skills.
Basic understanding of mold flow simulation.
Solid understanding of plastic injection molding and consumer appliance manufacturing processes.
Strong background in electromechanical product design and consumer product testing required.
Solid experience reading, understanding, and working with intellectual property matters.
Strong leadership and project management skills, able to effectively direct the work of others.
Strong business acumen with the ability to adapt to changing business needs.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Experience in directing an overseas design/engineering team.
Understanding of DFMEA principals with experience identifying and resolving potential failures.
Experience researching and benchmarking competitive product performance and features
Experience with product and feature based cost analysis, and estimation
Ability to travel internationally
Can sponser someone who holds a current Visa or need TN but not new H1B visa..
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