Product Development Engineer
Company: Strom Minnesota
Posted on: November 13, 2023
Strom Minnesota is currently looking for a Product Development
Engineer for our client in Edina, MN.
Work closely with Product Designer & Marketing/Sales to develop new
products, product improvements and product extensions from
specifications, product requirements and industrial designer
sketches. Manage the product development cycle from concept
development, prototype validation, and qualification into
manufacturing. Conduct structural and dimensional analyses as
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Lead or participate in cross-functional product innovation teams
(depending on project assignment).
Analyze product definition document to determine feasibility of
proposed product, including aesthetic, functional and structural
requirements of product, target costs, scope of configurations.
Establish and actively manage project schedule from project kick
off through qualification into manufacturing. Establish project
milestones and report to management on a regular basis status with
respect to schedule, product cost targets and problems that will
impact schedule or product cost. Proactively provide alternative
solutions to these problems & recommendations of how to
Confer with Product Designer & Marketing/Sales to clarify or
resolve problems, and develop design concepts. Prepare or direct
preparation of product or system layout using solid modeling CAD
platform. Perform kinematic and structural analysis (as required).
Facilitate virtual design reviews or design review based on
prototype (as required). Direct and coordinate fabrication and
assembly of prototype product or system by R&D personnel.
Establish cost estimates for the product. Plan and develop
experimental test programs designed to confirm validity of design
approach and/or test prototype with respect to performance criteria
Analyze test data and reports to determine if design meets
functional and performance specifications. Confer with personnel
from engineering and/or other departments to prepare design
modifications as required. Work closely with Purchasing to source
new technologies and technology partners. Assist qualifying
suppliers with respect to capability and quality. Prepare or direct
preparation of detailed drawings, methods of manufacturing, label,
instructions & user's manual.
Provide Marketing deliverables on schedule to support product
Prepare technical information for use by:
- Engineering Manager or upper management for long and short-range
- Marketing for product launch
- Sales personnel in sales training
- Customer Care technical support services
Design custom applications of released product design to meet
custom product requests approved by Sales.
Other duties may be assigned.
Supervise and coordinate by project, the work content of
cross-functional team when assigned as project leader. This
person will direct drafting and technical support resources to meet
his/her project time and documentation requirements.
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 with disabilities to perform the
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Technology or reasonable equivalent from an
accredited four-year college or university and 5 to 8 years of
practical and relevant experience.
Proficient in Solid Works or Inventor CAD platforms. Must be able
to create and
edit/manipulate Word and Excel documents. Experience with FEA
software and MS Project is a plus.
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