Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Senior Development Engineer for the Home Standby Team.
The Senior Engineer will plan and execute product development projects of Home Standby products. He/she will interface with the cross functional team consisting of engineering (design and test), operations (industrial engineering, production, and material procurement, sourcing, quality, service, and marketing). He/she will also define the functional specifications of the product and its subsystems (engine, alternator, controls, etc) in order to meet application requirements.
This position reports to the Engineering Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs, validates, and brings new products to market.
Provide new product development in the Residential generator product area including; Product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs), Interfacing with internal company personnel, Provide technical support for assigned projects and supporting creation/ of CAD models, drawings, and BOMs.
Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of standard products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize more complex designs for manufacturability.
Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings.
Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
Develops less experienced engineers.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant work experience;
Applies engineering knowledge to improve products or services;
Able to solve moderate to complex engineering problems;
Good decision-making skills;
Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (ProE or SolidWorks);
Experience with product development;
Desire to lead projects including cross functional teams;
Failure mode analysis;
MS Excel, MS Word;
Proficient oral and written communication;
Experience with machine design.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.