The Principal Design Engineer's primary role uses highly developed engineering expertise and project management abilities to contribute to the design and development of new products and support of existing products within the department
Duties and Responsibilities
- Chief technical resource and mechanical engineering leader on mid/high complexity Outdoor Power Equipment New Product Development projects.
- Provide clear engineering information to Project Leaders and the Global Engineering teams facilitating trade off decisions.
- Establish test regimens for components and assemblies within area of scope in the project with minimal guidance. Deliver complete data analysis to support design recommendations
- Independently develop, write and analyze testing reports in internal laboratory.
- Serve as a technical resource on areas of expertise and provide consultation / mentorship to others
- Able to effectively manage a technical team and provide technical guidance on complex programs, to achieve cost, performance and schedule requirements.
- Execute a wide variety of calculations and software aided analyses in the following areas:
- Mechanical stress analysis
- Tolerance stack analyses
- Gearing design -- preferred
- Sound and vibration / response of dynamic systems
- Mechanism development and analysis
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics, Masters preferred
- 10 years of design experience.
- Strong proficiency in 3D CAD -- ProE, Solidworks, NX, or similar as well as FEA.
- Strong experience with FEA.
- Deep mechanical aptitude is required including a broad knowledge of engineering materials, mechanical properties and an understanding of the manufacturing processes associated with these materials.
- Ability to travel up to 10% (travel includes Domestic and International).
- High interest in tools of the construction trades.