USA-MI-Ann Arbor Job ID
The Product Design Engineer III will design cutting edge opto-mechanical technologies with creativity and innovation. In partnership with Sales and Marketing, this role will help drive new product design and implementation in the sporting optics world.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
The following statements of duties, responsibilities, frequency, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.
Designs, builds, and tests prototypes
Creates specifications, requirements and criteria for concepts, performance, and production
Designs and develops devices in accordance with the various phases of a program schedule, i.e. Feasibility, Design, Design Verification, Certification and Production Launch
Selects components, prepares design layouts, modifies existing designs and integrates system elements to satisfy customer requirements and product specifications
Develops, maintains and releases engineering drawings, system designs or engineering documentation and data by applying Division, industry and governmental standards
Reviews, evaluates and implements engineering changes and specification requirements
Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and making recommendations
Reviews engineering releases and changes as it relates to product development
Works cross functionally to refine and enhance products by applying continuous improvement and key Lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques
Demonstrated proficiency with engineering mathematics, mechanics, materials and thermodynamics
Capability to lead technical groups and contribute to test plans, testing, and technical reviews to support the program life-cycle and its supporting engineering artifacts
Demonstrated proficiency with weapon optics products and understanding of the design, development and transition to production requirements in both commercial and military markets
Demonstrated proficiency with weapons, types, calibers, and accessories on those systems that drive optical performance and interoperability requirements of the optical device systems when integrated to a weapon
Drives customer orientation as a business philosophy to ensure the customer's wants and needs are the priority of all management and employees
Cultivates a culture that assures effective cross functional team work
Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior in accordance with company values
Performs job duties in a manner that maintains compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations, policies and procedures
Conducts research and creates design proposals for projects
Ensures compliance with requirements, standards and applicable regulatory authorities, and maintains product integrity
Develops and validates new processes and procedures to increase the product quality and affordability
Performs verification and analysis using software tools to determine compliance to customer requirements and product specifications; writes corresponding test reports
Works with cross-functional team to draft component specification, design reviews, works with vendors to manufacture parts and validate results by specifying test parameters and methodologies
Provides manufacturing support ensuring products are built according to customer requirements and product specifications. Performs failure analysis and corrective actions when necessary
Investigates new component manufacturing processes
Assists in development of manufacturing, assembly and fabrication process of the electro-optic sighting device
Analyzes current and future technology trends and builds acquired knowledge into the development of optical systems
All other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Analytical synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyses information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Communication expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Innovation displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas.
Teamwork balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others; views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Design generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.