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Principal Mechanical Engineer, R&D New Product Development

Company: Anton Paar QuantaTec, Inc.
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Are you interested in driving the design and launch of cutting edge, innovative devices? Do you thrive on managing complex design initiatives, solving intricate problems and defining excellence in new product development? If you answered yes, yes, yes, yes, then we'd love to discuss our Principal Design Mechanical Engineer role with you!

A snapshot Of What You'll Do:

As a member of the mechanical Engineering R&D group, you will lead new product design activities for analytical instrumentation, supporting material characterization. You will work at the intersection of product design and process development, optimizing for customer and business needs.

The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience in new product design, process development, verification, and validation. Experience in electromechanical assemblies is a huge plus.

You'll also tap into your experience performing design analysis optimization, utilizing finite element analysis paired with simulated design of experiments and hands-on prototyping/testing.

We're a team of innovators and work within a fast-paced, learning culture. We're also dedicated to delivering best in class instrumentation, to do this, collaboration is a must. You'll work cross functionally with Electrical, Software/Firmware Engineers in R&D as well as Production, Project Management, and Quality to assure the successful design and launch or new instruments and products.

The Impact You'll Make:

  • Lead product design activities with limited supervision
  • Perform concept development and prototyping; creating and interpreting analysis to determine suitability of design concepts
  • Utilize geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) practices
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to engineering staff
  • Incorporate risk-based decision making into design process
  • Apply Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies to all aspects of the design development process
  • Ensure on time completion of Design Control deliverables
  • Partner with Project Managers to translate VOx feedback into product design/requirements
  • Create and release engineering drawings, reports, and presentations
  • Research, plan, design, verify, and validate electromechanical products and systems; create 3D models using CAD to refine design and further test and verify to support project specifications
  • Create proposals for new products, improving existing products, and/or optimizing manufacturability
  • Maintain internal mechanical standards and share best practices with teams; ensuring QuantaTec mechanical practices and standards are consistent with all Anton Paar facilities
  • Attend brainstorming sessions to develop new products and address existing product challenges
  • Present technical findings or project status to cross functional teams and management through meeting minutes, design reviews, presentations, and other means of communication
  • Develop engineering plans, costed BOM's, and mechanical systems and parts
  • Design and implement test and validation procedures for new and existing products
  • Hold design reviews with project teams to get feedback and refine ideas
  • Track the performance of mechanical systems and parts to maintain alignment with engineering timelines
  • Perform root cause analysis to support quality initiatives, and initiate corrective action and preventative action plans
  • Develop, implement, and document changes to current products to improve quality serviceability and/or lower costs Education and Experience We Look For:

    The Principal Design Mechanical Engineer, R&D Typically requires a combination of direct or indirect leadership experience, education, training, certifications, and skills including:
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering
      • Minimum of 7-10 years' experience in mechanical product development
      • Experience with at least one of the following CAD packages: NX, SolidWorks, Creo, Inventor, or Catia
      • Ability to perform simulations of complex mechanical systems
      • Strong knowledge of integrating material selections into designs for product performance and ease of manufacturing
      • Ability to design and layout sheet metal parts, panels, doors and knowledge of the sheet metal fabrication processes along with the implementation of fasteners for ease of assembly
      • Basic knowledge of light duty mechanical pneumatic, or electrical lifts including selection of motors, bearings, pulleys, and drive belts
      • Knowledge of primary and secondary machining processes including milling, turning and selection of associated finishes for both metals and plastics
      • Ability to create fully defined 3D models and 2D CAD drawings from conceptual stages through manufacturing, including prototypes and testing of concepts
      • Understands GD&T techniques and capable of performing tolerance calculations
      • Strong analytical skills demonstrating effective problem solving techniques
      • Self-motivated and a strong work ethic
      • Demonstrated efficient work methods and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
      • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a diverse team Preferred skills include:
        • MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
        • Knowledge of high/low pressure liquid or gas systems and the ability to design and layout leak tight P&ID, including tubing templates, fittings, and gating devices
        • Ability to design and inspect tooling processes associated with plastic injection molding, structural foam for aesthetic housings, and components
        • Prior design experience in electromechanical devices and high vacuum technology
        • Experience with transducers and sensor integration
        • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher Skills and Qualifications We Look For:

          The Principal Design Mechanical Engineer will possess leadership skills in addition to technical skills, soft skills, and industry knowledge to lead a team of engineers, including:
          • Accountability: Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions, follows through on commitments, and acknowledges and learns from mistakes
          • Critical Thinking: Performs analysis to determine and assess the needs of the project and then takes action in order to meet the requirements
          • Collaboration: Works well with others on internal and external teams by using effective interpersonal skills
          • Communication: Provides clear instruction to the project team, clearly explains how the system works and being available to answer any questions that may arise
          • Integrity: Behaves honorably even when no one is watching and follows moral and ethical principles in all areas of work including decision making, interacting with colleagues, and servicing customers
          • Problem Solving: Ability to efficiently identify and resolve issues that arise during the design, testing and maintenance process
          • Quality of Work: Works to the highest of quality standards by anticipating problems, testing and checking their work, and pays close attention to detail
          • Self-Starter: Uses trusted and efficient work methods to launch projects and balances multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
          • Technical Expertise: Demonstrates depth of knowledge and skills, and develops solutions to highly complex problems by applying technical acumen
          • Time Management: Ability to deliver on time with optimal use of resources, achieve desired results within given time frames and decide between conflicting priorities
          • Leadership: Demonstrates the ability to manage, lead and enable others in order to navigate departmental or organizational chang Anton Paar Systems Used

            Our team utilizes various programs to develop our products, and we are continuously enhancing our mixture of software to keep up with modern software development methods. Currently we use:
            • SAP, Concur, Polarion, Confluence, Jira, Minitab & Visio
            • Lotus Notes Suite: Extranet, Internal Database, Master Data, Team Calendar & Workflow International
            • MS Suite: Project, Excel & PowerPoint

              Supervision Exercised

              This role is an independent contributor who will lead mechanical engineering teams and does not have any direct supervision of staff.

              Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

              While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, observe, communicate and handle items such as computers, machinery and other equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

              Position requires the ability to obtain a Passport for international travel.

              In regards to organizational issues, the employee will comply with the regulations set forward in the Anton Paar Employee Handbook, except if otherwise stated.

              Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to: age, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, sickle cell trait, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Anton Paar QuantaTec, Inc., Boynton Beach , Principal Mechanical Engineer, R&D New Product Development, Engineering , Boynton Beach, Florida

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