Senior Design Engineer

Roto Frank of America, Inc.
Job Description
Objectives:
  • Reporting to the R&D Manager, the Sr. Design Engineer is responsible for:
  • Design and Development of New Products following a Stage Gate Process
  • Support of Operational Activities including Manufacturing and Quality
  • Sales and Marketing Support
  • Continuous Improvement and Lean Actitivities
Essential Functions:
  • Engineering and Design of locking, operating, and rolling components used in the residential window and door (fenestration)  industry. 
  • Provide technical solutions for existing product improvement opportunities. 
  • Interface with sales team and customers to provide market driven product solutions. 
  • Provide designs that meet volume and budget expectations which involve domestic and overseas supply/manufacturing options. 
  • Drive value engineering of existing and new product development based on market needs. 
  • Oversee and develop test protocols to ensure current and new products meet market performance and operational benchmarks. 
  • Support Manufacturing and QC departments to resolve production issues related
  • Maintain documentation of existing products utilizing change management process 
  • Operate on-time and within budget. 
Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering (or related field)
Required Work Experience:
  • 10+ years of product design in a manufacturing environment.  Preferably in the window and door hardware industry
Required Competencies:
  • Strong knowledge of machine design, kinematics, dynamics, and structure analysis
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes including: die-casting, injection molding, and stamping
  • Exceptional materials knowledge including metals, plastics, and coatings
  • Proficient in 2D and 3D CAD (AutoCad & Creo experience a plus
  • Product management experience from concept to launch
  • Mechanical / hands on aptitude
  • Great organizational and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
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