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Design Engineer

Company: Lippert
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Overview:Come join the Lippert team and become part of the industry-leading manufacturer of USA-made custom CURT towing and truck accessories.Lippert is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions, dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle and building products industries. We combine our strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled customer service, award-winning innovation, and premium products to all our customers. Design Engineer Youll be a member of a talented engineering team, contributing to the design of new cutting-edge products. To be successful in this position, you should have hands-on experience using CAD software, with strong attention to detail and a creative flair. Its also important that you have rock-solid project management skills to meet the daily demands of the role. Be willing to dive in, getting involved and getting your hands dirty during the prototype process. In addition, this position will need a solid foundation of design & drafting techniques and familiarity with engineering terminology and discipline. The Design Engineer will report directly to the Director of Engineering. Responsibilities:

  • Design new engineering products and processes for the aftermarket automotive industry
  • Craft models and drawings of products using CAD (Autodesk Inventor / Solidworks)
  • Analyze prototype data using finite element analysis (FEA static and fatigue) software and retest if needed
  • Research new product ideas and methods
  • Improve existing products and processes
  • Ensure compliance with the industrys safety standards and requirements
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Ensure products are user and environment friendly
  • Write detailed reports, work instructions and SOPs
  • Find creative design solutions to problems
  • Present prototypes and designs to project managers and customers
  • Utilize knowledge of engineering practices, mathematics, strengths of material and other physical science
  • Have a good working knowledge of various machines and production equipment
  • Create DXF files for use on CNC equipment
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams, working closely with Product Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working Conditions:
    • Primarily working indoors, office environment
    • Hands on prototype activities, ability to drive vehicles, use of vehicle lift
    • Comfortable using hand and power tools
    • Normal office work setting with some work in dedicated R&D spaceRequirements and Skills:
      • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field with appropriate experience
      • Proven experience using CAD software; knowledge of Autodesk Inventor / SolidWorks is a plus
      • All Microsoft Office software including Project
      • 3D printer experience is a plus
      • 3D laser scanning / CMM experience is a plus (FARO)
      • Experience using Infor XA and Enovia is a plus
      • Good understanding of safety standards and environmental impact of a design
      • Ability to present in front of stakeholders and managers
      • Great computational and spatial ability to solve complex problems
      • Excellent oral and written communication; ability to maintain a professional and pleasant demeanor
      • Attention to detail and accuracy
      • Must be able to work in a team environment
      • Ability to work and handle multiple job assignments; ability to work with and communicate with other departments including Product Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Operations
      • Ability to sit/stand for long periods daily; position requires some lifting when doing installations on vehiclesPreferred Education and Experience:
        • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field with appropriate experience
        • Previous experience in the automotive industry with towing or hitch experience
        • Experienced use of GD&T
        • Lateral thinkerPhysical Demands:
          • May sit for several hours
          • Prolonged exposure to computer screens
          • Repetitive use of hands to operate computer, printers and copiers
          • When in R&D areas, assist in prototype development as needed
          • Conduct design reviews in a manufacturing environment around physical prototypesTravel:
            • Occasional travel to other design and manufacturing facilities
            • Occasional travel to trade shows / seminars
            • Occasional travel for customer visitsWhy We are Different:We have intentionally created a culture that values and celebrates our team members unique and varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to give our team members a deeper sense of purpose at work, and we continue to build a better work environment by aligning our cultural and business strategies with the needs of our team members. What You will Get:A unique, inclusive, and supportive company culture.Comprehensive benefit offerings including medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, vacation, and more! Fair and competitive compensation. Career development and mentoring and opportunities to grow.Holiday, personal and vacation days.Apply at careers.lippert.com! Pay Group : AAP/EEO Statement:Lippert provides equal employment opportunity to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, citizen status, veteran status, military service, marital status or any other legally protected category as established by federal, state, or local law. This policy governs all employment decisions, including recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, training, promotion, discipline, transfer, leave-of-absence, access to benefits, layoff, recall, termination and other personnel matters. All employment and personnel-related decisions are based solely upon legitimate, job-related factors, such as skill, ability, past performance, and length of service with Lippert. Lipperts strong commitment to equal employment opportunity requires a commitment by each individual team member. Compliance with the letter and spirit of this policy is required of all team members. Violations of this policy should be immediately reported to your leader or to any member of leadership. Team members who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Keywords: Lippert, Eau Claire , Design Engineer, Engineering , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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