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New Product Development - ME

Mason, OH 45040

Posted: 12/13/2023 Industry: House Job Number: 4787

Job Description

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to design new products and improve existing designs.  Activities range from R&D, conceptual design, prototyping, sourcing, testing, manufacturing integration, and engineering change order execution.  
Some specific things you will get to do in this role:
  • Develop and design new parts and complete systems related to sectional and coiling overhead doors
  • Use Autodesk Inventor to design and layout part and assembly drawings and apply standard drafting practices
  • Develop engineering standards and calculations to govern infinitely variable designs for implementation into ERP system
  • Lead multidisciplinary team to follow Phase Gate process to take new products from idea to market release - ensure organization is ready to support and manufacture new products
  • Work with Strategic Marketing to develop project scope and product specifications, from function to aesthetics.
  • Implement new products into existing system via engineering change order process
  • Develop installation instructions
  • Maintain positive customer, vendor, and coworker relationships
  • Be dedicated, self-initiating, and passionate about mechanical design, implementation and improvement
  • Contribute to new product ideas
  • Independently manage time and prioritize tasks
  • Interact with manufacturing from design to production.
  • Oversee and/or perform assembly and testing of engineering prototypes
  • Validate designs for conformance to various structural and life safety codes and standards as required (ASCE, IBC, UL, etc.) through engineering evaluations and calculations
  • Work with technician to develop prototypes
  • Present and communicate designs/ideas clearly to associates ranging from shop associates to executives
Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• A minimum 8 years of experience, a minimum of 4 years new product development experience
• Proficient with 3D Solid Modeling using Inventor
• Knowledge of project management, product development and fabrication processes for optimal product design
• Knowledge and application of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Vault
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work within and lead a cross functional team

• Proficiency with hand tools and basic power tools
• Ability to convey complex, three-dimensional mechanical system to technical and non-technical personnel

Preferred Requirements:
• Knowledge of FEA software
• PE license and/or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Proven track record in design and specification of sheet metal structures, motors, controls, and sensing elements
• Experience leading development projects through launch

• Experience in the door, access control, actuation, or building products industries
• Technical experience with design and project development, product improvements and optimization
• Experience with plastics design, analysis and manufacturing methods
• Experience with welding, milling, laser, casting and other modern methods of metal fabrication
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