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Project Design Leader Electromechanical

Cedar Rapids (Iowa), United States
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Job Description

Uses knowledge of mechanical, electromechanical, and mechatronic systems or products to lead engineering project teams and support functions, and to interface with cross functional peers for the development of new offers or evolution of existing offers.

Develop solutions for external customers (electricians, installers etc.) and internal customers (marketing, industrialization, quality etc.).

Assist in the refinement of Marketing Offer Requirements.  Development of Technical Product Specifications.

Competitive analysis.

Development of product architecture options and selection methods.

Project management skills: Defines engineering work packages, develop project schedule, estimate resources required.  Direct tasks of mechanical designers, technicians, and other resources.  Ability to present and communicate clearly project summaries to internal stakeholders.

Facilitate the generation of prototypes for testing.

Author verification and validation test plans including test method and acceptance criteria.

Interpretation of test results and other data.  Ability to synthesize data into technical communication for effective written and oral presentation to senior management.

Oversee development of the product definition file: 3D component modeling, 3D assembly creation, 2D drawing creation using GD&T, BOM creation, and development of other specifications. Experience with ProEngineer preferred.

Documentation of intellectual property, novel ideas for patent applications.

Analyze risks of safety products.  Quantify risks and develop mitigations using FMEA and FTA techniques.

Contribute to development of user documentation such as instruction bulletins, safety labels, and product markings.

Desired analysis skills: finite element analysis / strength of materials, dynamic / kinematic analysis, thermal simulation, magnetic simulation.  Use of statistical techniques for analyzing empirical data.


5+ years of experience with wiring devices such as Switches, Sockets, Receptacles, GFI receptacle, Wall plates, Zigbee communication, Wifi, Bluetooth and cloud computing  

Experience designing parts with ferrous and nonferrous metal, thermoset and thermoplastic, electrical contacts and connections, springs, fasteners.

Familiarity with manufacturing techniques, such as progressive stamping, thermoplastic and thermoset molding, design for manufacture and design for assembly, including automated assembly.

Experience with PCBA and electronic component packaging.

Experience with regulatory compliance, UL/CSA/NEMA standards, National Electric Code, etc. Plus if experience specific on UL 498 / 1472 / 244B / 1917 / 943 / 20

Experience with Arc interruption

Schedule: Full-time
Req: 00794W
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