Generac Power Systems

Engineer I - Sustaining

Job Locations US-WI-Jefferson
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/9/2018 5:46 PM)
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Generac Power Systems –  Work with the leader in the power industry! Our Engine Powered Tools group in Jefferson, WI is seeking an Engineer I - Sustaining Engineering.


The Engineer I is responsible for providing engineering input on lifecycle management and cost reduction projects assigned to him/her, including interfacing with the cross functional team consisting of design engineering, industrial engineering, production, supply chain, quality and service).  


This position reports to the Engineering Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Provide product support in the Power Tools product area including: Creating and maintaining CAD models, drawings, and BOMs; providing lifecycle management support (product design changes, supplier changes and change request validation); be the technical lead on cost reduction initiatives; address change requests and change notices; provide support to manufacturing as needed.

Makes design changes within specified product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates moderately components and subsystems to produce final designs; 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 complex designs for manufacturability. 

Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model designs and produce detailed engineering drawings. 

Support Engineering project plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)

Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline;

0 - 3 years experience (previous relevant work experience preferred);

Uses basic engineering knowledge to improve products or services;

Able to solve basic engineering problems; Good decision-making skills;

Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (Creo or SolidWorks);

MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint;

Proficient oral and written communication;

Experience with small engine-driven outdoor power equipment and chore products.


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.


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