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Product Development Engineer - Manager

Company: American Plastics, LLC
Location: Findlay
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Responsibilities:Part Design/Development:Research and development of new part designs and concepts.Manage part design action items with designer(s).Perform part design action items.Perform FEA on new product designs.Track product development statuses and updates and communicate with cross-functional team members.Document received part data and ensure correct part data is used when building new tooling.Review and analyze final part data - document checks accordingly.Send and document outgoing part data to tool shops.Document, track and complete tool shop concessions and make alternative recommendations if needed.Manage tasks performed by engineers in Solidworks - drawing and assemble creation.Create and provide drawings as requested bysales or operations.Create renders for new products, new color combinations and presentations.Sales: - Create presentations on new innovative concepts, new products, and existing products for Product Line Reviews, Business Reviews, and Requests for Quotes from customers. - Travel for meetings when necessary, including Product Line Reviews, Trade Shows, Customer events, etc. - Attend sales meetings to ensure alignment on new sales initiatives.Machinery & Equipment: - Request quotes for machines needed for product assembly for operations. - Review and communicate designs to operations. - Communicate design changes to vendor and monitor alterations when needed. - Request PO's, document and send to accounting. - Track, document and communicate to accounting on when invoices can be processed.Prototyping: - Manage prototyping priorities to Lead Product Engineer. - Order materials - request quotes, request PO's, document and send to vendor. - Track, document and communicate to accounting on when invoices can be processed and tracked with specific project numbers. - Handle special projects, custom prototypes or gifts for sales team. - Trouble shoot printer issues. - Purchase prototyping tools and supplies.Label Artwork: - Create renders for new product labels when imagery is not available. - Involvement in the development process of label artwork - making revisions and verifying information - DocuSign label proofing process - populate proofing sheet, gather and verify information, track and file proofs, create DocuSign file for approvals, send approved label proofs to vendor/purchasing.Testing: - Create internal testing report sheets for documenting. - Develop and use appropriate testing protocols. - Perform internal testing - performance testing, material testing & coordinating, new supplier testing. - Record, document and create reports for internal tests. - Handle 3rd party testing requests from customers - directing sample requests, filling out testing documentation or testing request forms, tracking and documenting invoices for testing, filing testing reports, handling of other related items.Logistics: - Setup shipments for shipping prototypes, product samples, machinery & assembly equipment when needed. - Loading and unloading shipments when needed.Procurement: - Create drawings and figure specs for components needed for new products. - Request costs for components from multiple vendors. - Record and present costs leadership. - Communicate preferred vendor to purchasing/procurement.Other: - Manage upkeep of lab, testing areas, and planograms with IC Team. - Daily involvement with the Sales team - answering emails/questions and providing information. - Daily involvement with Operations team - answering emails/question, providing information. - Daily involvement with Customer Service teams - answering emails/questions, providing informationRequirements: - Bachelor's degree in mechanical or plastics Engineering. - 8+ Years experience of hands-on injection molding experience - 5+ Years experience with Product Design of plastic injection molded products - Injection Molding training & certifications preferred. - Solidworks Professional Certification required. - Strong communication skillsBenefits:Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance401k with matchPaid vacationCompany paid holidaysTuition reimbursement

Keywords: American Plastics, LLC, Toledo , Product Development Engineer - Manager, Engineering , Findlay, Ohio

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