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This is an intermediate level position and able to completely work independently on assignments involving more varied and complex issues without direct supervision as needed.
The Product Engineer is responsible for supporting all technical needs within the product line including support for product design, manufacturing and the end user.
  • Creates, reviews and approves designs, drawings, DBI’s (database information), specifications, etc. of existing or new technology or applications that primarily involve manifold trailers and related systems.  Ensures that assignments meet standards and performance requirements within area of expertise.
  • Uses the CAD/CAM and database systems and facilities to make layouts, analyze designs, evaluate equipment systems and generate new equipment designs.
  • Prepares documentation, information and communications such as ECN (Engineering Change Notices), DBI (Data Base Information) and engineering specifications and ensures conformance to all policies and procedures related to engineering functions, labor reporting and systems reporting.
  • Independently develops solutions to non-recurring problems by analyzing, interpreting and evaluating various precedents and data.  Anticipates potential problems and takes preventative actions.
  • Consults with other departments on equipment designs and questions.  Identifies root cause of problems.  Develops alternative solutions and communicates associated benefits and risks.
  • Prepares technical data and papers for sales personnel, customers and publications.  Makes field trips with sales and service personnel with new products and technical applications.
  • Makes field trips to trailer supplier sites to develop manufacturing knowledge and applicable technologies.
  • Tests and evaluates prototypes and products to determine design limits and needed improvements.  Prepares test reports and closure reports on engineering project assignments. 
  • Assists and checks the work of drafters, designers and less experienced engineers.  May begin guiding and mentoring other professionals and technicians.
  • Participates in planning and scheduling projects.
  • Accepts ownership of conceptual designs and sponsors projects to higher management.
  • Attends appropriate industry related professional society meetings and functions in order to stay informed of and make good use of new technology, products and personal development opportunities.
  • No direct reports, but often leads one or more professionals or technicians on a project basis.
  • Interprets and applies relevant policies & procedures.
  • Receives objectives and guidelines for projects. 
  • Regularly assigned ownership of conceptual design.
  • Analyzes and interprets data independently. 
  • Anticipates potential problems and takes preventative action. 
  • Participates in the project planning and schedule process.
  • Reviews the work of others for accuracy and soundness of judgement. 
  • Consults and establishes working relationships with local & other site groups.
  • Participates as a fully contributing member of a project team.  
  • Often leads projects or the solving of problems.
  • Develops strong relationships with trailer manufacturing personnel.
  • Develops strong relationships with customer technical or service personnel. 
  • Prepare and deliver frequent customer presentations.
  • Shares opinions, ideas and resources with others to achieve common goals; fosters teamwork and collaboration, builds trust. 
  • Fosters commitment in the face of major obstacles.
  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Five+ years relevant experience in specialized area or product line(s) or MS degree in Engineering plus three to five years of experience.  Entry level PhD in Engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge of at least one FMC or related product line and general knowledge of several lines.  Some knowledge of systems.  Basic knowledge of competing and alternative technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently create functional & cost effective designs that meet complex specification requirements.  Regularly demonstrates capability for conceptualizing designs.
  • General understanding of internal economic factors (cost, margins, profit impact of decisions) affecting assignment areas.
  • Must be proficient in use of CAD and Database systems related to Engineering functions.
  • Shows evidence of good organization and project planning skills.
  • Shows evidence of ability to guide and mentor others and demonstrates some degree of leadership ability.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment is critical.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and coaching, and respond appropriately.
  • Able to proficiently communicate ideas and concepts, with ability to persuade and influence others as needed.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Office environment.  Potential exposure to hazards such as noise, heavy equipment and machinery, temperature extremes, chemicals, etc. while working in manufacturing environments, assembly areas and field service applications. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Spends 50% of time sitting and operating a computer or workstation.  Spends 50% of time lifting, pushing, and walking.  Some climbing.

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