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Product Development Engineer

Company: Safariland
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible for the design, engineering and development of injection molded and thermoformed plastic parts and products for the Law Enforcement Industry. Candidate will oversee projects through every stage of development, from the initial conceptualization to product release for manufacturing.

  • Conceptualization and development of new product IP and improvements to existing product lines.
  • 3D CAD design of parts and products.
  • Creation of technical drawings for mold tooling fabrication, QA inspection, outsourced components, fixture and jig fabrication, assembly/exploded diagrams, and Government RFP's/Tenders.
  • Prototyping of new parts and products utilizing 3D printers, CNCs, milling machines, lathes, and various hand tools and techniques.
  • Analysis of part and/or product design for mechanical strength and durability as well as moldability and manufacturability utilizing FEA and MoldFlow software.
  • Product documentation, costing and Bill of Material generation using company ERP system.
  • Product IP documentation and collaboration with Patent Attorneys.
  • Product testing and evaluation, utilizing both internal testing procedures and coordination with 3rd party testing agencies as required.
  • Coordination with various departments such as Quality, Manufacturing, Molding, Supply Chain, Inventory, Shipping and Management to ensure smooth product releases, root cause analysis when issues arise assisting with their resolutions, and manufacturing support as issues arise during production. QUALIFICATIONS
    • 3 (three) to 5 (five+) years of experience with Product Design in a hands-on product development and manufacturing environment.
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related Engineering discipline.
    • Plastic part design for injection molding. Design for moldability.
    • Proficiency with mechanical engineering design principles - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of fabrication techniques (3D printing, CNC a plus).
    • Proficient with CAD (SolidWorks preferred, CSWP a plus), engineering drawing interpretation, and GD&T.
    • Experience using FEA software, Solidworks Simulation experience a plus.
    • Understanding of Injection Molding processes and the software tools used to analyze flow characteristics of plastic in a mold tool. MoldFlow, Solidworks Plastics knowledge a plus.
    • Understanding of advanced mathematical concepts and applications.
    • Ability to work independently with consultative direction toward program goals and objectives in a team environment.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to source parts and interact with vendors.
    • Ability to work as a member of a fast-paced engineering design team. #LI-KJM
      The Safariland Group believes in the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative actions. We pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people, without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.
      For those applicants with disabilities, if you require reasonable accommodation in searching for a job opening or submitting an application, please contact us by calling 888-469-6455.
      All employment decisions are solely based on the applicant's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position.
      Other details
      • Job Family Mid Level Professionals
      • Pay Type Salary
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