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Principal Design Engineer at Element6

Principal Design Engineer

Element6 Brookfield, WI Full Time
$105,000 - $120,000/Year
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Element6 is currently seeking a Principle Design Engineer to join our Milwaukee-Based client who is a manufacturer of consumer-based products. The Principal Design Engineer's primary role uses highly developed engineering expertise and project management abilities to contribute to the design and development of new products and support of existing products within the department while coaching engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ability to take multiple products from concept through mass production and provide engineering deliverables in all New Product Development (NPD) phases
Mechanical engineering leader and technical resource on broad complexity PPE NPD projects
Including, but not limited to component and assembly integration, material selection, packaging, hazard analysis, regulatory, intellectual property, and standards compliance
Supervise a team of design engineers and designer(s)
Provide clear engineering information to global cross-functional teams
Facilitate trade-off discussions and provide clear and concise updates to Sr. Management
Deliver complete data analysis to support design recommendations
Understand integration of textiles, foams, rubbers, and filtration into mechanical systems
Execute/facilitate a variety of calculations and software aided analyses in the following areas:
Mechanical stress analysis / FEA
Tolerance stack analyses
Material selection
Design for Manufacturing / Mold Flow
Acoustics / Sound & Vibration
Serve as category expert and provide consultation, training and mentorship to others
Position will include direct reports
Create and review detail drawings and/or CAD models of components and subassemblies
Conduct tool teardowns and analyze competitive tool designs
Perform root cause analysis and apply systematic thinking
Collaboratively develop, write and analyze test reports from internal/external labs
Establish test regimens for components and assemblies within area of scope in the project with minimal guidance to test design extremes

Job Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters preferred
5+ years of design experience in the PPE field preferred
3+ years of supervisory experience
Proficient in 3D CAD -- ProE, Solidworks, NX, or similar as well as FEA
Deep mechanical aptitude is required including a broad knowledge of engineering materials, mechanical properties and an understanding of the manufacturing processes associated with these materials
Ability to travel up to 15% (travel includes Domestic and International)
High interest in tools/PPE of the construction trades

Recommended Skills

  • Material Selection
  • 3 D Modeling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Solid Works (Cad)
  • Creo Elements/Pro (Computer Aided Design Software)
  • Mechanical Engineering
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