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Senior Product Design Engineer

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:


Our Utilimaster division is looking for a Senior Product Design Engineer to join our Advanced Engineering team for new product development. The Senior Product Design Engineer will mentor designers and engineers and be responsible for providing timely, accurate, and cost-effective designs for use in new vehicles and platforms.

Additionally, you will also be expected to collaborate with our advanced engineering team to develop solutions for a variety of parts that meet internal and external customer requirements, perform for the desired warranty period, and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Additionally, you will play an integral role in developing a completely new light weight body design for an electric class 3 walk in van. You will also be accountable for overseeing product and mechanical projects through design, fabrication, evaluation, and documentation/reporting phases.

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    --- Key individual contributor for product/mechanical projects through design, fabrication, evaluation, and documentation/reporting phases

    --- Apply a functional knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, materials, structural mechanics and design for manufacturability and reliability towards achieving user requirements and design specifications

    --- Support transfer to manufacturing process for pre-production prototypes

    --- Optimize design trade-offs for functionality, usability, cost, and risk with input from key stakeholders both inside and outside of the company

    --- Provide guidance for ongoing support for pipeline products and commercial systems

    --- Author documentation to support design and risk management activities

    --- Provide prototyping support for early-stage development work on a project basis

    --- Leading and conducting technical investigations, identifying root cause, conducting investigational test protocols, implementing corrective actions, and developing investigation report

    --- Develop tests and methods, write, and perform test protocols, write reports, and contribute to the generation of intellectual property

    --- Embrace and support company corporate policies and procedures

    --- 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

    --- Demonstrate a desire to support engineering's customers (production, sales, purchasing teams, etc.)

    --- Create Engineering tree (task list) to comply with customer / vehicle specifications

    --- Create solids model to correspond with engineering tree

    --- Pull ECN numbers and start the ECN process, corresponding with Engineering tree

    --- Determine effectiveness of the engineering solutions, understanding un-intended consequences to manufacturing processes, tooling, and option capability

    --- Coordinate effective date of engineering solution

    --- 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

    --- Provide engineering solutions that maximize financial profitability


    --- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline

    --- Minimum 5 years' experience Product Design Engineering solutions

    --- Proven track record in design for manufacture and transfer to manufacture, with strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques, and materials

    --- Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, and communication skills

    --- Detail oriented and highly organized

    --- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, learn quickly, and take on responsibilities outside of this scope of work, as necessary

    --- Must be resilient and focused with a knack for navigating complex and changing environment

    --- Excellent SOLIDWORKS skills (and will consider candidates proficient in CATIA or UG/ NX)

    --- Understand the metal fabrication, forming, tolerances and capabilities

    --- Experience with aluminum extrusions, aluminum castings, plastic injection moldings, vacuum forming, and fiberglass moldings

    --- Understand extrusion process

    --- Understand vehicle design, testing and certification process

    --- ANSI-Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerance

    --- Proficiency in PC based word processing and spreadsheets

    --- Working knowledge of FMVSS regulatory requirements for delivery vehicles

    --- Additional skills in FMEA, FEA, CFD, Lean/Sigma, DFSS would be a plus

    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 - Utilimaster -, Royal Truck Body -, DuraMag -, Strobes-R-Us -, Spartan RV Chassis -, and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing -.

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Elkhart , Senior Product Design Engineer, Engineering , Elkhart, Indiana

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