Senior Product Development Engineer, Mechanical

Dymax   •  


Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 88 days ago

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Position Summary:

A dynamic and hands-on role, leading the electro-mechanical product development efforts from concept to commercial release of new UV curing products for use in the electronics, industrial, aerospace and medical-device end markets. With a strong focus on mechanical product design, a Senior Product Development Engineer will balance expertise in analytical engineering fundamentals with creativity, innovation and proof-of-concept prototyping. The role requires strong organizational and project management skills, self-motivation, thirst for knowledge, and the ability to thrive in a high paced environment.


  • Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, independently lead and manage small projects from start to finish.
  • Under the direction of the Project manager serve as a technical leader on formal Stage Gate development projects.
  • Research and investigate appropriate technologies in optical, thermal, and electro-mechanical design of UV curing equipment; conducting critical design analysis of complex systems and sub-systems of equipment.
  • Produce innovative working proofs of concept to demonstrate new technology or derivate products.
  • Create and maintain engineering data, documentation and collateral that achieves project deliverables and supports a product Design History File (DHF).
  • 3D models & 2D manufacturing/engineering drawings
  • bills of material
  • detailed technical specifications
  • component and material datasheets
  • project schedules & tasks lists
  • engineering analysis reports
  • design verification test plans and reports
  • Perform engineering analysis on designs and materials
  • Simulation and Calculation
  • Geometric Dimensional & Tolerance (GD&T) analysis
  • Analysis for selection of parts and mateirals.
  • Thermal/mass transfer analysis
  • Critical Design Review of mechanical or optoelectronic performance
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Using scientific methods, initiate and perform hands-on laboratory testing during product development, competitive benchmarking, analysis of field failures, and solving technical issues.
  • Utilize design of experiments (DOE) that can be executed by internal or external test labs.
  • Serve as team collaborator in all phases of product life cycle for new and derivative products.
  • Serve as an internal customer advocate, coordinating team activities and schedules to drive design and project deliverables by fostering an environment that openly shares work/ideas and routinely seek reviews/feedback from peers and internal customers.
  • Function as a quality champion to ensure rigor in the process of product development and adherence in engineering standards is upheld. Set an example with own work.
  • Drive results for the organization through the self-motived ability to collect and analyze data, then draw meaningful conclusions that can presented to management.


Skills/ Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from an accredited university required. Masters of Science in Engineering or higher preferred.
  • Minimum seven to ten years of experience, preferably in an industry dealing with the manufacturing, assembly and development of electro-mechanical products.
  • Prior knowledge of UV curing systems or experience with photonics or optoelectronic products is a plus. Working knowledge of thermal management required.
  • Proven ability to work throughout the entire new product development life cycle.
  • Experience with a stage-gate or formal new product introduction process a plus.
  • Must be able to effectively manage and split time between design engineering (~40%), analytical engineering (~40%), and project engineering (~20%) activities and responsibilities.
  • Advanced user of 3D CAD software, preferably SolidWorks, and experience with working with proper Product Data Management (PDM) protocols and environments.
  • Past achievements of growth of new skills and technology, using strong analytical background and demonstrated use of solid engineering fundamentals as tools to generate new concepts and ideas.
  • Intimate knowledge of manufacturing processes such as sheet-metal fabrication, stampings, machined components, plastic injection molding, electronic assembly, cabling and wire harness construction.
  • Understand and can implement proper techniques for design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA).
  • High comfort level to work independently, cope with ambiguity and lead teams. Must be able to effectively communicate own ideas, gathering ideas of others, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate orally or by publishing written findings in a professional and expert manner.