Amsted Industries Product Development Engineer in Petersburg, Virginia

Product Development Engineer

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  • Business Unit

Amsted Rail - Brenco

  • Job Location

United States / Virginia / Petersburg

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Job Description

Primary Job Function:

The Product Development Engineer’s primary role is to provide project management and design support for product development and improvement resulting in complete and timely implementation to production and fulfillment of customer needs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop new product designs as assigned to meet the needs of customers.

  • Provide project planning, product implementation oversight, and design reviews for assigned projects.

  • Provide for the continuous improvement of existing products and manufacturing processes.

  • Create, maintain, and/or verify accuracy of production documentation for assigned projects.

  • Provide design support to other departments involved with the test and manufacture of products.

  • Maintain open and effective communications with management, related engineering departments, manufacturing departments, vendors, and customers.

  • Maintain a high level of personal and professional knowledge of product development and manufacture, engineering standards, and product or process innovations.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable experience

  • 0-5 years of previous product development engineering experience

  • Ability to plan and coordinate new product implementations from concept to customer delivery.

  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work both independently and with a team.

  • Must possess high energy and be highly adaptable to work in a nimble, innovative, and fast pace environment that supports a culture of continuous learning and development.

  • Ability to maintain open and effective communications with internal and external customers.

  • Personal Computer skills, including experience with word processing, spreadsheet, Inventor, database, and presentation software.

  • Suggested experience in using design and engineering tools, including:

  • Concurrent Engineering

  • Design Reviews

  • Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Design for Manufacturing

  • Failure Modes and Effect Analyses (FMEA)

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) practices

Amsted Rail, Brenco has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 65 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development and continuous improvement are key success factors. Amsted Rail, Brenco, located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry.

The recent increase in demand in business has created the need for highly motivated individuals who will have the opportunity to exercise a positive outlook on continuous improvement initiatives delivering operational excellence. Through competitive wages, outstanding benefits and internal advancement opportunities, you'll have the chance to create a career you can be proud of.

Some of the outstanding benefits include:

• Our retirement package that includes 5% match on 401k contributions

• Employee stock ownership program

• Medical insurance and an on-site medical clinic

• Our recreational park, Brenco Park, is a wonderful facility with a pool, fishing ponds, and basketball and tennis courts

• We are 100% employee-owned. Come to Amsted Rail, Brenco and join a proud family!