Sr. New Product Development Project Engineer

G&W Electric Co.
Milan, Lombardy
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Position Summary:  Support R&D through cross-functional team collaboration. Responsible for managing portions of the new product design process.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading portions of the design process, completing assigned tasks, assisting other members of the team, and helping to ensure project completion in accordance with the schedule.
  • Develop schedules, coordinate and manage low complexity projects of with little to no supervision.
  • Prepares budgets and defines resource needs for projects or parts of projects in area of responsibility.
  • Assists with completion of the Product Realization Stage Gate Requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project meets requirements of specifications and standards, while promoting error-proof assembly.
  • Responsible for creation of project test plan and completion of inside and outside test programs. 
  • Construct and test prototype components or assemblies as required in the development and approval process.
  • Responsible for reviewing test data and ensuring testing is in line with the test plan and pre-test calculations and meets or exceeds G&W requirements.
  • Perform engineering analysis in the design of new products and their subcomponents
  • Perform root cause analysis and troubleshooting on the new and existing products and processes
  • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results, and project activity as required.
  • Interface with purchasing and vendors in the selection and approval of component parts and assemblies. 
  • Provide Engineering support to Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing on new and existing products and processes.
  • Consult with Customer representatives to discuss product requirements and specifications when design or manufacturing problems are involved
  • Give direction to supporting personnel such as Engineers, Designers, and Technicians.
  • Follow established procedures for the creation and maintenance of CAD databases and libraries.
  • Participate in the review of engineering drawings prior to the release to manufacture. Responsible for final approval of applicable drawings.
  • Ensure that selected parts and processes meet project and company goals for cost efficiency and reliability.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years progressive experience in Engineering design and/or development to include:
    • Direct experience designs medium voltage Ring Main Unit products.  MV RMU to IEC standards. Or other similar switchgear products.
    • Experience working on highly technical and innovative projects with demonstrated ability to be constantly challenged with new problems.
    • 3D parametric modeling.
    • Running finite element modeling and check design feasibility within electrical, electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal, and multiphysics environment.
    • Medium/high voltage electrical power systems.
  • Strong technical knowledge required
      • Mechanical: Molded Components or Mechanism Design, statics, dynamics, castings, and material properties.
      • Electrical: Current and Voltage Sensors, Power Systems (Protection, System Analysis, and System Fault Response)
  • Familiar with new product development Stage-Gate Process.
  • Able to write technical documents, like test reports, engineering standards, and technical papers.
  • Able to read and interpret technical standards
  • Able to effectively communicate (verbal, written, presentations) across all levels of the organization.
  • English language
  • Proven experience with computers; Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, or equivalents.
  • Experience with DFMEA required.
  • Able to use small hand and power tools. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • ProE/Creo and/or SolidEdge and Finite Element analysis a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will have a history of creativity, innovation, and initiative. A self-starter driven to learn new methodologies.

 

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use.
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less).    
  • Stooping.          
  • Standing.          
  • Heavy Lifting (frequent 25 lbs +).

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Sr. New Product Development Project Engineer

G&W Electric Co.
Milan, Lombardy

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