Sr. Project Engineer - Mechanical

RainBird   •  

San Diego, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 155 days ago

Experience (Years) 10


This position is responsible for all aspects of mechanical design for new electronic product development, involving conceptualization, production implementation and post-launch support in a cross-functional team environment.  


·   Responsible for product line extension and product improvement projects  

·   Responsible for multiple projects concurrently

·   Provides technical leadership, project management and occasional supervision of junior engineers, technicians, interns and support staff  

·   Interacts with engineering, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing and management to assure that product development priorities are met, while ensuring quality and product performance

·   Develops schedules and budgets, and drives projects to completion meeting project deliverables

·   Develops products, and resolves issues through the use of technical tools, CAE, rapid prototyping, environmental testing and technical knowledge

·   Product development activities include design and development, rigorous design reviews

·   Incorporates  lessons learned from existing products, product verification and field validation

·   Coordinates with Quality Assurance to develop appropriate documentation



  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering; MS or other advanced degree
  • 10+ yrs. of product design and project engineering experience, with increasing level of responsibility
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts
  • Experience in project management, scheduling, and mechanical budget development
  • Proficiency in 3D solid modeling CAD software (SolidWorks strongly preferred)
  • Experience with SolidWorks simulation software and mold flow simulation software
  • Knowledge of Mold Flow analysis and tolerance analysis
  • Experience in injection molded plastic component design
  • Detailed knowledge of injection molding tool designs and concepts
  • Experience with tool makers both domestically and abroad
  • In-depth knowledge of plastic material uses and applications
  • Proven design experience of high-quality, low-cost, high-volume products
  • Proven success in product development as a member of or leader of a cross-functional team
  • Willingness to undertake moderate travel to facilities in So. Cal, Tijuana, and in the field as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced team environment



  • Knowledge of FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA and other quality improvement techniques
  • Experience with product testing techniques such as environmental stress or HALT
  • Experience with irrigation products