Sr. Product Design Engineer

Gates Corporation - Windsor, ON (30+ days ago)

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Driven by Possibility Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations. We don’t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers’ demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers’ diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers’ operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates. POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for designing new and innovative mechanical products for Automotive and Industrial customers. Works closely with other Product Design Engineers, Systems Engineers, Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Purchasing, Sales and Customer Engineers to create the most efficient and lowest cost solution for our customers. Responsible for the engineering, testing and validation of new products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations. Role requires strong engineering background in product design involving: die-casting, forging, injection molding, spring manufacture, cold heading, powder-metal, application of bearings and machining. Customer involvement includes technical discussions, design reviews and problem investigation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1 25% Performs Product Design - create 3D models, 2D drawing. 2 20% Analytics - spring calculations, bushing and damping material PV, FEA, force balance, and free-body diagrams. 3 10% Customer technical presentations for new product design, explanation of Gates patented technologies, problem diagnosis and resolution. 4 20% Development of DVP&R and DFMEA for product testing, validation and risk mitigation. 5 10% Communication with supply base to ensure designed components are feasible to manufacture and lowest cost to meet the design requirement. 6 15% Support commercialization process through APQP, VA/VE (cost saving), training and production support.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
May lead or coach junior engineers.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent, preferably in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum 10 years of related experience within a design for manufacture discipline
Minimum 5 years of experience in Gates engineering

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Subject Matter Expert (SME) for an aspect of Gates product design (component commodity, manufacturing process or specialty material).
Able to present technical information to customers and management.
May lead project teams and provide guidance and work direction to more junior engineers.
High level of creative and analytical thinking.
Decision making involves researching, analyzing and evaluating data and using judgement in applying professional expertise. Plans and conducts complex, mulita-faceted assignments; may require solid project management skills.
Identifies and communicates discovered issues and recommends and implements corrective actions from root cause analysis.
Ability to apply engineering principles, practices and procedures while performing calculations for mechanical design of automotive underhood products.
Communicates appropriate product technical details to Product Development Team (PDT).
Expert in CAD/CAE (Pro-E preferred, Catia, Unigraphics, Solidworks).
Knowledge on the effective use of DVP&R (validation) and DFMEA (risk management).
Knowledge on the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
Knowledge of all team member functions including: Systems Engineering, Sales, Program Management, Manufacturing, Quality and Purchasing.
Microsoft Office Suite of skills, including Microsoft Project.
Strong oral, written and presentation skills.
Strong organizational skills to handle multiple projects for multiple customers.
Able to understand customer needs and provide technical data, analysis and support.
Strong team player, proactively able to support other team members and share knowledge to allow cross training of key functions. Builds collaborative relationships.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please be advised that Gates Corporation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We select candidates based on a fair evaluation of their skills and abilities, measured against the position requirements. All qualified applicants will be given equal consideration regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status or any other category protected by law. Gates offers an accessible recruitment process that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require any accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, we invite you to inform the Human Resources representative that contacted you.