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Product Engineer I

Company: Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:


Perform Engineering tasks either as the administrator of a small project requiring standardized course of action, or as the administrator of an assigned segment of a larger project. Projects consist of solving production design problems and developing new models and meeting project deadlines as outlined by the Project Management Team. Requires strict compliance with all Company policies as defined by the Executive Management Team, as well as adherence to the Company's Quality manual and ISO Policy, and conducting business with ethical business practices at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create solid works solid models, assembly models, and detail drawings.
  • Perform finite element analyses and mechanism simulation, kinematic simulation, linear stress analysis, and transient thermal analysis.
  • Be able to problem solve in a disciplined, organized manner, and document findings.
  • Understand the needs of the team and be able to work in a manner that facilitates teamwork.
  • Work to define product requirements and improvements.
  • Design novel mechanisms to suit requirements for new product offerings.
  • Perform design layouts to validate design before creation of prototypes.
  • Work with machine shop to create prototypes of new components.
  • Lead testing exercises to validate new product designs and product improvements.
  • Work with support staff to complete project activities (draftsman and technicians).
  • Work within Product team to update business activity status.
  • Provide a flexible resource to aid in the process engineering portion of product development.

    NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

    Experience, Competencies and Education

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, Master's degree preferred
    • 4-10 years' experience in a Product Development role with a demonstrated track record for:
      • Establishing product design with an eye toward manufacturing processes to assure quality and cost objectives are consistently achieved.
      • Assure that schedules meet both internal and external requirements and that work is performed to established standards
      • Making engineering prototypes samples for testing.
      • Experience in the Firearms industry preferred

        Competencies and Skills:

        • Good command of the English language demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Strong communication, presentation organizational skills
        • Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, Word, Outlook)
        • Experience with SolidWorks CAD software, or other major Solid Modeling software
        • Exceptional customer service skills
        • Demonstrated ability to work independently autonomously
        • Extensive experience and use of theoretical concepts to perform analysis and design.
        • Ability to train, advise and assist less experienced professionals
        • Ability to travel to support development.

          Physical Demands:

          • Continuous: standing, walking, lifting, bending, pushing/pulling, and reaching.
          • Occasional: kneeling, sitting, squatting, overhead work, fine and gross upper body motor movement.
          • Maximum lift: to 30 pounds and assisted lifting.
          • Occasional lifting: 0 to 30 pounds.

            NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

            Within the Smith Wesson manufacturing facility, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

            The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:

            • Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor

              The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.

Keywords: Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc, Springfield , Product Engineer I, Engineering , Springfield, Massachusetts

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