Product Development Engineer

dlhBOWLES, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Jan 25, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time
Sponsorship including OPT and CPT or the transfer of H1B is not and will not be available for this positiondlhBOWLES is the recognized leader in the design, development and manufacture of automotive fluid management and systems components, supplying to the world's leading automakers. With over a quarter of a billion components in the field and hundreds of successful vehicle launches, we have the experience, expertise and capability to provide your program with the best, most cost-effective systems possible. Our dedication to producing high quality, cost-competitive products has yielded over fifty years of growth and product expansion, making dlhBOWLES one of the most reliable suppliers in the industry. Dependability is as core to our business as it is to our products.The Product Development Engineer (PDE I or II) is an integral role within our engineering team and includes diverse responsibilities ranging from marketing/sales support and engineering to product support functions for the company's Specialty Products (non-automotive) Group. Candidate is expected to display a very high degree of innovation, motivation, energy, and passion. Not only does this position requires a high level of critical thinking and broad engineering application knowledge, but it also demands expert communication and organization skills typically found in an experienced engineer.Responsibilities and DutiesDefine new product design requirements. With ability to understand and resolve information into a product design while maintaining the voice of the customer (or market) and how those influence design intent.Develop and reduce to practice robust test methodologies for new applications or unproven designs.Lead interaction with external customers and internal development teams to drive business development, targeting specific opportunities in non-automotive industries and newly defined prospects.Wholly own and manage product development projects, including part design and project management functions. Responsible for implementing effective APQP methodology for all stages of a project by maintaining accurate product development records in alignment with internal standards including regular updates to supervisor.Establish customer requirements, developing cost models and quoting (with approvals from Supervisor), project management and maintaining excellent customer relationship.Identify major industries and product opportunities, and aggressively pursue them to grow the business. Working within Engineering, Marketing and R&D to direct the pipeline development process of these new business opportunities.Provide effective production support; coordinate with other departments to effectively solve problems related to quality and delivery.Qualifications and SkillsEducation: Minimum of 4-year college education with an engineering discipline. Mechanical Engineering preferred.Experience: At least 4 years of product experience (preferably in Automotive or Consumer Products) with the responsibility of part design, using CAD and related engineering tools.Experienced with common mass production manufacturing processes like injection molding, part joining, forming and extrusion.Working knowledge of Advanced quality planning tools - HOQ, DFMEA, PFMEA, DVP&RProven ability to manage multiple product development projects simultaneously at various stages from initial design concept through project launch, ensuring project objectives are met utilizing MS Project and other tools to manage product development schedulesdlhBOWLES, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employerSponsorship including OPT and CPT or the transfer of H1B is not and will not be available for this positionJob Type: Full-timeBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceEmployee assistance programEmployee discountFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:All employees are required to wear masks and submit to temperature screenings when working at the company location.Education:Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:Product development: 2 years (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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