Design Engineer - Product Development

Job Description

Mechanical Product Design & Development Engineer with 5+ years of experience in manufacturing environment employing DFMA (Design For Manufacturing and Assembly). The ideal candidate has experience working for a company that designs & manufactures consumer products in retail and commercial markets.

General Responsibilities:

Develop full scale project plans

Responsible for product design, planning and implementing new product designs & modifications for retail and commercial markets, to improve quality, cost, & overall customer value.

Design, test, & troubleshoot components & systems for Consumer Products

Take conceptual designs through supplier sourcing, design development, product validation, manufacturability, and product launch.

Upgrade existing designs to meet current requirements, improving reliability and reducing cost when possible

Coordinate and conduct design verification testing at component, subsystem, and system level

Create & execute design changes of varying degrees of complexity by ensuring that performance parameters are met while meeting quality targets during launch.

Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions

Communicate with and provide support to the Sales and Marketing departments

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Exceptional listening skills

Progressive problem solving skills

Sound decision making skills

Strong leadership skills

Adept to influencing and leading


Innovative negotiation skills

Knowledge of product and process design techniques (i.e. APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, ISO, etc.)

Proficient in MS Office computer based tools.

Knowledgeable of or ability to learn UL, CSA, and etc. standards, rules and guidelines.

Up to approximately 25% travel may be required.


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (preferred), Manufacturing Engineering / Technology, or Industrial Technology(MSME degree a plus)

4-7 years of Engineering experience (ideally with mixture of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, and Test Engineering)

4+ years of experience using SolidWorks and/or AutoCad or a similar 3-D software package

Experience designing mechanical components & systems (flammable systems, soldering products, etc.) would be a PLUS

Strong problem solving skills such as 6-Sigma or another structured methodology to solve complex problems

Experience performing simulation analysis (i.e. FEA) of materials & structures or experience working with plastics and UL requirements a PLUS

Must be able to adapt to changing priorities of fast past retail needs


Worthington Industries

Job Code

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