Location: Westfield, IN
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Permanent

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Product Engineer, New Product Development (VA/VE)
Westfield, IN, United States
This company is seeking a Product Engineer, New Product Development (VA/VE) to join our Engineering Team in Westfield to design and develop new products or improve current products using engineering disciplines and tools such as Stage-Gate, Computer Aided Design and Engineering tools, Test and Validation, Product Release, etc. The goal is to create and redesign products or processes that meet IMMI targets for performance specifications, cost, and timing. (On Spec, On Time, and On Cost)
The essential functions of this position are as follows:
  • Design and develop products using the company's Stage-Gate process with the focus on improving its value proposition, reducing costs, or enhancing its overall performance.
  • Provides guidance to designers/supporting engineers for designs, drawings, requisitions, etc. to meet regulatory, process, mechanical, and project requirements.
  • Work collaboratively to execute projects that reduce cost (VA/VE) with various internal competencies i.e. Testing, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, and Finance.
  • Engage with suppliers and outside contractors to accomplish key outsourcing activities like part sourcing or contract design.
  • Get “hands-on” and build functional prototypes to evaluate form, fit, function, and assembly methods. 
  • Develop and execute validation testing to qualify designs through the product development process.
  • Ability to oversee and manage multiple projects at a time and prioritize work.
  • Gain peer and management product insight through informal and formal design reviews.
  • Utilize design tools available to maximize development time while ensuring optimal product design.
  • Fully supports company programs, policies, and objectives.
The qualifications for this position are as follows:
Experience, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • 2+ years of product design experience, preferably in the Automotive Industry, Continuous improvement, and sustainability
  • Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R), and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). 
  • Proficient with 2D & 3D solid modeling design software, Solidworks preferred.
  • Plastics and Sheet Metal design development experience desired.
  • Must have general knowledge of manufacturing and assembly methodologies. 
  • Strong results orientation and positive "can do" attitude with a sense of urgency.
  • Self-starter: a "hands-on" individual who enjoys challenges and is dedicated to getting the job done with minimal support and direction.
  • Collaborative leader and team player.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical/industrial or equivalent Engineering field (BSME, BSMET) required.
  • Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Team Member Ownership/ESOP
  • Healthcare, vision, dental options
  • Company paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Ten (10) paid holidays.
  • Two (2) IMMI Serves volunteer days per year.
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Center
  • Onsite Gym
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401k