Sr. Project Engineer - Research and Development

5 - 7 years experience  •  Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

$80K - $100K
Posted on 10/05/17
Durable Goods Manufacturer
Ozark, AR
5 - 7 years experience
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
$80K - $100K
Posted on 10/05/17


Established Ft. Smith Arkansas Durable Goods manufacturer is seeking a Sr. Project Engineer to Direct and Coordinate the activities involved in LEADING PROJECT DEVELOPMENT for the companies Durable Goods products.

  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate skills related to defining product scope, prototype creation & evaluation, application and safety test plans and validation of product and component designs of Product Lines to exceed customer expectations.


  • Responsible for contractual fulfillment of the assigned projects. Define objectives, prepare specifications, plans and schedules and assign responsibilities to subordinates. Coordinate the design, development, manufacture, test and delivery of projects. 
  • Analyze and or perform research and testing on potential designs as they relate to numerous requirements including agency, shop, fit, cost, reliability and schedule.
  • Coordinate such activities as purchasing, accounting, manufacturing, outside suppliers in identifying cost effective, innovative solutions.
  • Direct preparation of records of drawings released material list, changes in service and performance data and delivery information.
  • Prepare progress reports to management covering all phases of the projects, from cradle to grave.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot serious product design related problems and opportunities, documenting finds and performing corrective/improvement changes.
  • Approve Engineering Changes.
  • Investigate pertinent factors such as interchangeability, service requirements, efficiency and agency requirements. Use statistical analysis to ensure product performance as a part of manufacturing variability.
  • Evaluate products for ease of manufacturability, cost and performance.
  • Apply physical, chemical and mathematical concepts to solve design problems, and the creation of new designs.  
  • Manage projects of large and small scale, to ensure project is executed within time, cost and budget constraints. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (ME, EE, BSChE, etc.
  • 5-10 years of related experience in project management within a product research and development environment.
  • Experience in design, development and manufacture of Durable Goods/
  • Working knowledge of Pro-Engineer solids modeling software.
  • Strong team/group management skills with demonstrated project management accomplishments
  • Experience in evaluating products for manufacturability, cost and performance
  • Experience in investigating, troubleshooting, documenting, and performing corrective actions in product designs
  • Experience in contract administration, and working with outside vendors
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Must be capable of working in a Laboratory Test Facility around loud equipment
  • Experience in engineering/manufacturing change processes

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