Product Design Engineer – Actuation

Michigan, Saginaw
Posted 3 years ago

Product Design Engineer – Actuation

Job Summary

The Product Design Engineer – Actuation will have a key leadership role in technology research and breakthrough product development.   He or She will have responsibility for delivering strategic design and development goals in electromechanical actuation to grow current and capture future business opportunities.  This position reports directly to the Engineering Director.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Lead development, analysis, testing and implementation of breakthrough electromechanical actuation technologies
  • Work with Aerospace and Defense customers to understand their needs and development of integrated electromechanical actuation assemblies based on linear and rotary motion technology that differentiate this organization from the competition
  • Advance the company’s use of analytical tools and testing methods
  • Design, conduct, and analyze laboratory testing of new products
  • Prepare and deliver technical proposals, seminars and papers to industry as a “technical expert” in the field of electromechanical actuation, ball screws, and motion systems.
  • Travel as necessary
  • Work with design and process teams to identify, investigate and implement state of the art materials, design improvements and manufacturing processes
  • Independently manage cross-functional project teams for new technology or product developments

Job Requirements

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years experience in aerospace electromechanical actuation design and development
  • Experience with solid modeling (UG and/or ProE), design analysis tools (FEA, etc), and testing methods required
  • Structural analysis background preferred
  • Linear motion, ball/lead screw or gearbox background experience
  • Prefer background in motors, drives, and controls or other similar areas
  • A proven performer with a solid track record of accomplishment and logical career progression
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electromechanical actuation technology
  • Demonstrated track record of product development and advancement in electromechanical actuation
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain customer relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to meet objectives, drive results and operate with the highest level of urgency in solving problems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong listening skills with the ability to assimilate information and translate it into business solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly build relationships inside and outside of the organization
  • Knowledge of how to create differentiation and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement experience working in companies with an atmosphere of change
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Hands on approach, willing to “roll up the sleeves”
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

Must be a US Person

Job Features

Job CategoryAerospace/Aviation, Engineering

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