Design Engineer

East Bay, (none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/01/2017 Job ID: JOS000006571 Industry: Software/Hardware

Position Summary:
Analyzes, researches, and designs components or a system of components to develop or improve existing products while reducing cost, enhancing performance, or facilitating manufacturing operations. Designs products or systems of diverse/difficult scope and complexity for assigned programs using a variety of engineering principles from mechanical, electrical, packaging, or other engineering disciplines.
Essential Functions:
1. Develops conceptual and detailed designs by analyzing product or equipment specifications, performance requirements, and existing manufacturing capability. Performs diverse and complex design, fabrication, modification, and evaluation of mechanical or electromechanical components, subsystems, and systems by applying engineering principles and developing new or unique analysis tools as required.
2. Determines feasibility of designing new equipment or modifying existing equipment considering technical and economic factors, available resources, time constraints, and company planning by completion of complex trade studies, applying advanced analytical methods, creating design solutions, and establishing engineering plans.
3. Provides technical information affecting long range plant and product engineering planning by researching manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations. Recommends and implements process control specifications and related documentation.
4. Conducts complex analyses and devises tests pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials or processes and completes required documentation by applying advanced engineering principles and company standards, and generating detailed reports, procedures, or change proposals. Prepares documents and presents results to internal and external customers. Determines required actions, performs or directs completion of tasks, and publishes findings and/or results.
5. Develops acceptance, engineering evaluation, development and qualification/certification test plans, procedures, and reports. Compiles and analyzes operation, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
6. Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, contractual specification requirements, cost-determining optimum solutions, and implementing recommendations.
7. Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings, assembly drawings, and schematics by coordinating with designers, drafters, or other engineers, interpreting customer and functional requirements, or by using engineering computer-aided design tools and following industry and/or military drawing standards. Develops critical data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches, notes, and documentation necessary to present design proposals to customers.
8. Reviews drawings and layouts to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, functionality, and conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications. Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and directs revisions and improvements to engineers or other designers.
9. Communicates with customers to identify new business opportunities, present The Company's product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements. May write technical proposals for customers by reviewing and interpreting specification and requirements.
10. Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement principles and techniques in design and manufacturing areas. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials.
11. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, benchmarking best practices, and/or participating in professional associations.
12. Consistently applies established engineering practices, standards and documentation methods.
13. May provide leadership to others in team. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Trains and mentors less experienced employees.
Represents company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).
14. Represents company on high-level projects. contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g., continuous improvement).

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