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Project Engineer - Design  


Division: CIC - NPD Portland
% of Travel Required: 10-20%
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description:
We are looking for a highly energetic and highly motivated Design Engineer to join our award winning and innovative Pump Business Unit to help support new growth initiatives with our customers. This role will be supporting our cooling market segment.

Analyses, researchs, 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 moderate scope and complexity for assigned programs using a variety of engineering principles from mechanical, electrical, packaging, or other engineering disciplines.

Job Requirement:
1. Creates designs by analysing product or equipment specifications, performance requirements, and existing manufacturing capabilities. Performs moderately complex design, fabrication, modification, and evaluation of mechanical or electromechanical components, subsystems, and systems by applying engineering principals and established analytical tools. May develop detailed designs by using sketches and descriptive transfer functions provided by others.
2. Determines feasibility of designing new equipment or modifying existing equipment considering technical and economic factors, available resources, time constraints, and company planning, by performing detailed trade studies, applying analytical methods, and creating solutions which are defined and can be fully implemented.
3. Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, contractual specification requirements, cost-defining recommendations, and change proposals.
4. Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layouts, detailed drawings, assembly drawings, and schematics by coordinating with designers or drafters, interpreting customer and functional requirements, or by using computer-aided design tools and following industry and/or military drawing standards. Develops data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches, notes, and documentation in response to customer proposal requests.
5. Reviews drawings and layouts to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications. Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and improvements to engineers or other designers.
6. Conducts analyses and/or tests pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials or processes and completes required documentation by applying engineering principles and company standards, and generating reports, procedures, or change proposals.
7. Provides technical information which may affect long range plant and product engineering planning by researching manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations.
8. Communicates with customers on Parker product capabilities and to clarify customers' technical requirements. Supports writing technical proposals for customers by reviewing and interpreting specifications and requirements. Prepares various reports by analysing and summarizing data.
9. Recommends changes to refine and enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement principles and techniques.
10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and/or participating in professional associations.
11. Consistently applies established engineering practices, standards, and documentation methods.
12. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Assists in mentoring new employees. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (eg continuous improvement).

Other Skills:
Bachelors degree (BS) in mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering or a related technical discipline. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through two or more years of related experience.

Additional Qualifications:
Mechanical Engineering degree with 5 to 8 years of engineering experience. Pump manufacturing experience Refrigeration experience a plus. Experienced user of CAD software Understanding of finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. Requires the ability to effective communicate with internal and external customers

LocationPortland, ME
CountryUnited States of America
Employment AgencyParker Hannifin
ReferenceJSCBSRC-34A-10 NPD
Posted Date05/24/2011 18:35:09
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