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Product Design Engineer

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Carson City, NV, US, 89706

Company: NCH Corporation

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NCH is established, yet growing and we are seeking a Product Design Engineer to join our LSP Products Group located in Carson City, NV.  This position will be responsible for driving the product design process through all phases of product lifecycle from product/feature conceptualization to prototyping and manufacturing.  We offer a diverse set of job responsibilities, a range of opportunities for career advancement and a culture that recognizes, yet embraces the importance of work/life balance.

 

LSP Products Group was founded over 40 years ago with a focus on unparalleled innovation, superior product quality, and best-in-class service to the plumbing industry. With progressive products that provide greater durability, more economy and easier installation, LSP has always been a popular choice for plumbing contractors.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for manufacturing, production, vendors, customers and marketing.  
  • Initiate concepts and create new product designs by preparing 2D drawings, 3D CAD models, renderings, and supporting documentation; able to update and adapt existing products to market trends.   
  • Perform technical work including preparation of design layouts, specifications, engineering investigations, calculations, failure and root cause analyses and FEA
  • Review and approve requests, product configuration changes, drawings, specifications, certifications, and technical reports.     
  • Initiate and ensure the continuous improvement of good engineering design, practices and procedures. This includes implementing redesign to improve manufacturing cost and to eliminate potential field problems.
  • Determine product requirements and specifications within a competitive costing structure.
  • Develops concepts by defining form, features, and aesthetics; exploring alternative designs within the costing structure determined by the marketing/sales team.
  • Support cross-functional teams and provide insight into materials, color specifications, packaging, cost considerations, product lines, product offering and new business opportunities.
  • Design, develop and implement data management requirements, including sourcing instructions, naming conventions, functional requirements and end user documentation.
  • Up to 10% travel; some international travel may be required.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Materials or related.
  • 2-10 years of experience in new product design; plastic part design experience is preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of manufacturing processes.
  • Computer aided drafting experience in SolidWorks with a strong working knowledge of mechanical drawings.
  • MS Suite of products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Creative problem solving using 2D drawings, 3D CAD modeling, rapid prototyping and FEA. Strong writing skills; experience developing instruction manuals and product documentation.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills and capable of working on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing materials and processes.
  • Exposure to international manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the plumbing industry with an inclination to “do-it-yourself” is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Metallurgy, materials, and/or plastics is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand key business processes and related issues.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to develop successful relationships with external and internal partners.
  • Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with innovative solutions; probes all sources for answers
  • Operate independently to define tasks and efficiently apply resources to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Ability to explain complex ideas and be comfortable sharing information with all levels, including senior management

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno

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