Research and Design Engineer

Location: Fort Wayne, IN
This position is for a Research and Design Engineer located in Fort Wayne, IN. The main responsibilities of this role include:
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and create validation plans for the company's product lines based on best practice guidelines.
  • Use best practice guidelines to design and engineer products for customer applications.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide support for research and development activities.
  • Collaborate and assist multiple project teams.
  • Generate 3D CAD models and drawings that meet technical standards, material specifications, feasibility targets, and cost targets.
  • Analyze test results to verify the functionality of the designed products.
  • Coordinate research and development activities with the customer.
  • Collaborate and coordinate engineering activities with colleagues in Germany.
  • Design, build, and optimize prototypes and test vehicles.
  • Delegate tasks and provide guidance and support to design engineering personnel.
  • Interface with customers to establish and develop technical relationships.
  • Design products and components that meet functional, manufacturability, quality, cost, and performance targets.
  • Contribute to achieving quality and management objectives by ensuring compliance with company policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Comply with the Quality Management System requirements of ISO 9001 and, if applicable to Mexico, ISO/TS 16949, to support company operations.
  • Employees may also need to comply with the Environmental Management System ISO 14001.
  • Have a degree in design or mechanical engineering.
  • Have at least 5 years of experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess a strong understanding of engineering principles.
  • Have experience in validation and applications.
  • Be familiar with new product design.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of the MS Office Suite.
  • Be proficient in 3D CAD.
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