Sawstop
  • 08-Aug-2022 to 31-Oct-2022 (PST)
  • Engineering
  • Tualatin, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

SR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

SawStop, the world leader in power tool safety, is looking for driven, passionate engineers to join our growing engineering team. Our engineers develop world class products that improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of users by preventing devastating and life-changing table saw injuries.

Experience this incredible innovation firsthand by joining our dedicated team of highly talented engineers. We offer a fun, fast-paced environment that supports practical innovation - creating new products that are meaningful for our customers. You'll be able to immediately make meaningful contributions to our next generation of products.

Teamwork and collaborative discussions are second nature to us at SawStop, and we thrive working side-by-side with subject matter experts on safety system designs, electrical motor controls, and other new concepts for improved systems and completely different tools.

Join our team and make a difference in the success of SawStop and the lives of thousands of users.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As a member of a New Product Development Team, you will be responsible for using engineering principles and knowledge to develop unique mechanical component and system solutions to solve medium-to-high complexity problems throughout the entire product development cycle and ultimately, bring these designs to production. This process includes concept generation, prototyping, design verification, system integration, design for manufacturing & assembly, production trials, and product qualification to prepare the new design for production.

You'll work closely with cross functional team members, establish plans to complete work packages, develop and execute qualification test plans, provide guidance to other engineering team members, and communicate results to the project leads.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Quickly conceptualize and design optimal mechanical product solutions
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of new design solutions
  • Provide direction to shop associates for fabrication of mock-up and rapid prototype models
  • Perform hands-on evaluation and testing of prototypes
  • Create 3D CAD models and detailed drawings within SolidWorks
  • Check accuracy and completeness of 3D CAD models and detailed drawings - your own as well as other engineer's
  • Clearly communicate design concepts, changes, and testing results to team members and stakeholders
  • Perform project management duties for engineering design activities
  • Establish best practice DFM (design for manufacturing) and DFA (design for assembly) principles for new designs
  • Define and document engineering test plans, product qualification requirements, and manufacturing specifications
  • Lead handover of product design responsibility to Sustaining Engineering once product is stabilized in production
  • Some international travel is required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • 7 years' demonstrated experience in product design
  • Experience designing for a variety of manufacturing processes and materials (e.g., injection molded plastic, sheet metal stamping, die cast aluminum, cast iron, and machining)
  • 3D CAD software proficiency (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Experience performing geometric dimensioning and tolerance stack up analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across functional groups and diverse audiences, while working in a dynamic team and project-focused environment
  • Hands on practical skills - the ability to use basic shop tools, equipment, and measurement tools to build and test mockups and prototypes

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Demonstrated experience taking projects from concept into production
  • Experience working with Asian manufacturing companies
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and performing project management duties
  • Experience performing 3D CAD design simulation (e.g., Finite Element Analysis)
  • Prototyping and machine tool operation experience (e.g., milling machine, lathe, drill press, welding)

COMPANY PROFILE

SawStop is the world leader in power tool safety.

Headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon we design, engineer, and manufacture innovative power tools and accessories for the commercial and hobbyist woodworking markets. All SawStop power tools feature our patented safety technology that has saved tens of thousands of users from devastating, life-changing table saw injuries.

Our commitment to quality, innovation and safety over the past 20 years has made us the best in the industry. And our future looks just as bright as we accelerate our investments in new advancements in woodworking safety and performance. Redoubling our focus on product innovation and best-in-class quality to expand our product line and reach new markets means that we are growing fast and looking to expand and strengthen our dynamic team.

Learn more about why SawStop is a great place to work.

Benefits

Our Team Members are what make SawStop special. That's why we're committed to taking care of our team through a comprehensive benefits program.

  • Employee-Centered Medical Plan - 95% paid for the employee and eligible dependents
  • Available Health Savings Plan
  • 100% Paid Dental
  • 100% Paid Vision
  • Hybrid Work Schedule
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program for Mental Health Services
  • 401k Retirement Plans with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Tutoring Support for Team Member's Kids (Grades K-12)
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Opportunities for Professional Development

Please include cover letter and updated resume when applying.


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