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Product Design Engineer

Please note, we are ONLY looking for career-oriented, results-driven individuals. If you are interested in being a part of our team, please see below. All resumes MUST be accompanied by a cover letter letting us know why you are right for our winning team.

 

Summary:

The Product Design Engineer is responsible for developing creative, innovative, thorough, cost-effective and manufacturable product designs driven to WOW CBS customers. The Product Design Engineer ensures all project development is in-line with Company and customer goals and values. He or she is responsible for developing concepts to bring our customer’s visions to life, while ensuring all project and branding requirements are met. This individual communicates with and assists suppliers to ensure products are designed for manufacturability and then are manufactured meeting design specifications. The Product Design Engineer creates 3D CAD models and detailed drawing documentation for each project. He or she performs drawing reviews and is responsible for ECO/revision management. This individual performs part analysis and simulation, when required and manages their queue of assigned projects. He or she assists the Design & Engineering Manager with daily tasks related to customers, suppliers, internal operations, and the like. He or she is required to keep the Design & Engineering Manager abreast of all statuses and issues

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Customer Facing Responsibilities
  • Participate in discovery calls as assigned
  • Identify and agree upon project requirements, budget, and delivery expectations
  • Request and catalog necessary drawings, files, and logos in their required formats from customers
  • Communicate capabilities and limitations of materials and manufacturing processes in regard to customer design specifications
  • Timely produce and present customer drawings and customer renderings in line with customer specifications
  • Communicate manufacturing issues that could thwart success of products or fail to meet customer satisfaction and determine proper resolution(s) that result in products meeting customer needs that WOW our customers
  • Maintain and improve customer relationships
Supplier Facing Responsibilities
  • Communicate and agree upon project requirements, budget, and delivery expectations
  • Provide necessary drawings, files, logos in their required formats in a timely manner
  • Communicate and develop samples that are properly reflective of final production
  • Collaborate with suppliers to troubleshoot all material and production issues
  • Hold supplier(s) accountable to project requirements and delivery times
  • Maintain and improve suppliers relationships

Sales Facing Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our sales team to ensure customers’ vision is understood (Discovery Call when applicable)
  • Communicate expected completion dates and statuses of project deliverables; coordinate suppliers, sales, customers, or management as needed to debug any stops or slows
  • Deliver customer drawings, customer renderings, and production files for cataloging and delivery to customer
  • Inform sales team promptly of any changes customer makes to project details or delivery times
  • Inform sales team promptly of all statuses and issues during concept development and manufacturing that arise with vendor
Design & Engineering Responsibilities
  • Timely build and develop solid models reflecting client specifications
  • Design with attention to necessary function, material requirements, and manufacturing requirements.
  • Timely and accurately prepare and manage detailed design documentation
    • Scaled dimensional drawings
    • Materials
    • Tolerances
    • Assembly instructions
    • Special instructions and manufacturing notes
    • Part # management
    • BOM management
  • Responsible for control of files and revisions of files for assigned projects and ensuring only released versions of documents are used for production
  • Deliver required files to all parties within agreed upon timelines
  • Organize and properly manage assigned project queue and responsibilities
  • Organize all files (Customer and Production) and project information in accordance with department filing procedure
  • ECO/Revision management
    • Receive and review ECO/Revision from customer
    • Update solid models in accordance to ECO/Revision
    • Update design documentation
    • Properly record and catalog revision history
  • ECO/Revision management
    • Determine manufacturability
    • Determine usability
    • Determine durability
  • Keep Design & Engineering Manager abreast of all statuses and issues, while assisting Design & Engineering Manager whenever necessary
 

Working Relationships

  • Customers – WOW our customers. Communicate with customers to identify desired project details, budget, and delivery times. Manage customer expectations. Foster and maintain professional relationships while collaborating and developing projects. Foster strong brand identify of CBS creating compelling reasons for customers to want to continue to buy from CBS. 
  • Suppliers – Promptly and accurately communicate project details and requirements to ensure manufacturing properly follows project requirements.
  • Sales  – Collaborate alongside customer to ensure customers’ vision is delivered.
  • D&E Manager – Assist with daily tasks related to customers, suppliers, internal operations, etc. Constantly communicate statuses of project development, customers, suppliers, project workload, and turnaround times.
  • Internal Operations –  Support sales team and active prioritized projects with resources and high-quality work product that consistently exceeds customer expectations. Ensure accuracy and control of work product so that product is accurately specified, manufactured, inspected and delivered. Operate within guidelines and policies set by management, with a positive attitude, team spirit, and growth mindset.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others and alone
  • Detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with an eye on commitments and deliverables
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, relationship management and conflict management skills
  • Equally proficient at collaborating in a team-oriented environment, as well as alone
  • Strong decision-making abilities, problem-solving skills, and strong self-confidence with their design skills
  • Fluency and ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Strong computer skills: SolidWorks, or comparable CAD software

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • This is a largely sedentary position, requiring the ability to sit/operate at a desk for long periods.
  • Heavy computer use/typing/computer drafting/ computer design/ reading contents on screen
  • Moderate phone use; verbal communication ability mandatory
  • Ambulatory/mobile within office environment
  • May occasionally need to lift/carry company product (customized cases ranging from 2 – 40 pounds)

Required Experience:

 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, or accredited Drafting Degree, or accredited Computer Aided Drafting Degree
  • 1 semester minimum experience interning with an established company OR 1 year professional experience with an established company.

Our Company

Cases By Source designs and manufactures protective packaging—mostly in the form of reusable cases—to protect some of the world’s finest and valuable instruments and products. We collaborate with customers to design and customize cases that will ensure their equipment travels undamaged through the distribution cycle.

 

Employee passion at Cases By Source is fueled by the notion that our cases safeguard customers’ important assets and often play a fundamental role in the success of some of the world’s most important innovations. For example, the Flumist vaccine: The climate controlled case we designed allows this temperature-sensitive inoculation to reach doctors’ offices uncompromised, ultimately protecting thousands of patients from sickness. We’re proud to build protective cases for delicate camera equipment—putting news cameramen at ease, knowing their important and valuable gear will be safe as they travel to dangerous or exotic locations to transmit worldwide news events. It’s also incredibly rewarding to contribute to the nation’s counter terrorism efforts by designing rugged laptop cases for mass transit groups who investigate threats against our safety.

 

If you are dynamic, driven, and excited about Cases By Source…you are the perfect fit! Apply Today!

 

IMPORTANT Instructions and Notes:

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter. MUST INCLUDE salary history.