Position Summary: Support product realization through cross-functional team collaboration. Responsible for managing portions of the new product design process.
Responsible for leading portions of the design process, completing assigned tasks, assisting other members of the team, and helping to ensure project completion in accordance with the schedule.
Develop schedules, coordinate, and manage low complexity projects with little to no supervision.
Prepares budgets and defines resource needs for projects or parts of projects in the area of responsibility.
Assists with completion of the Product Realization Stage-Gate Requirements.
Responsible for ensuring that the project meets the requirements of specifications and standards while promoting error-proof assembly.
Responsible for the creation of project test plans and completion of inside and outside test programs.
Construct and test prototype components or assemblies as required in the development and approval process.
Responsible for reviewing test data and ensuring testing is in line with the test plan and pre-test calculations and meets or exceeds G&W requirements.
Perform engineering analysis in the design of new products and their subcomponents
Perform root cause analysis and troubleshooting on the new and existing products and processes
Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results, and project activity as required.
Interface with purchasing and vendors in the selection and approval of component parts and assemblies.
Provide Engineering support to Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing on new and existing products and processes.
Consult with Customer representatives to discuss product requirements and specifications when design or manufacturing problems are involved
Give direction to supporting personnel such as Engineers, Designers, and Technicians.
Follow established procedures for the creation and maintenance of CAD databases and libraries.
Participate in the review of engineering drawings prior to the release to manufacture. Responsible for final approval of applicable drawings.
Ensure that selected parts and processes meet project and company goals for cost efficiency and reliability.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
5+ years of progressive experience in Engineering design and/or development to include:
Experience working on highly technical and innovative projects with demonstrated ability to be constantly challenged with new problems.
3D parametric modeling.
Running finite element modeling and check design feasibility within electrical, electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal, and multiphysics environment.
Medium/high voltage electrical power systems.
Strong technical knowledge required
Mechanical: Molded Components or Mechanism Design, statics, dynamics, castings, and material properties.
Electrical: Current and Voltage Sensors, Power Systems (Protection, System Analysis, and System Fault Response)
Familiar with the new product development Stage-Gate Process.
Able to write technical documents, like test reports, engineering standards, and technical papers.
Able to read and interpret technical standards
Able to effectively communicate (verbal, written, presentations) across all levels of the organization.
Proven experience with computers; Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, or equivalents.
Experience with DFMEA required.
Able to use small hand and power tools.
Preferred Qualifications: Describe qualifications preferred to enhance immediate job performance
ProE/Creo and Finite Element analysis a plus
The ideal candidate will have a history of creativity, innovation, and initiative. A self-starter driven to learn new methodologies.
Physical Demands / Working Conditions:
General Office Environment, PC use
Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)
Heavy Lifting (frequent 25 lbs +)
About G&W Electric
Since 1905, G&W Electric has helped power the world with innovative power systems solutions and products. With the introduction of the first disconnectable cable terminating device in the early 1900s, G&W began to build a reputation for engineering creative solutions to meet the needs of systems designers. Solutions which today have extended far beyond cable accessory products and into the latest in solid dielectric and SF6 insulated switchgear, solid dielectric insulated reclosers, system protection equipment, distribution automation solutions, and distribution and transmission cable accessories.Today's G&W combines extensive research and development with ISO 9001:2008 certified quality systems in both its manufacturing and design process. Add to this the latest in manufacturing equipment, an extensive global sales organization and experienced customer response teams and you have a powerful resource. One which is ready to work with you on your specific system requirements. G&W's headquarter operations is a testament to the company's commitment to quality. Headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA, the plant covers more than 371,000 square feet and represents a showplace of modern engineering, manufacturing and marketing technology.