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Senior Product Design Engineer

Company: Dispensing Systems
Location: Grandview
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About: Silgan Dispensing is a global manufacturer of packaging solutions that help brands enhance lives. Our broad portfolio of trigger sprayers, pumps, fine mist sprayers, and closures are used by iconic brands for personal care, beauty, fragrance, home, garden, and healthcare markets. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the Silgan Dispensing team includes approximately 6,000 employees across North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. We are proud to have created a diverse workforce that is innovative, sustainably focused, respectful, inclusive, driven to excel and customer-oriented --- held together by the belief that we are best when we work as One Team. Our culture of engagement, collaboration and accountability is what enables us to be the dispensing partner brands rely on to grow their business. CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Engineering and development of fluid dispensing systems (dispensers and sprayers) from concept to engineered product. Concepts developed based on internally defined or customer driven requirements, employing new product ideas or modifications to existing products. Develop 3D models of high complexity that are both aesthetically accurate and technically robust with some FEA (as required) using the available CAD/CAE software (Siemens NX, NX Nastran, Autodesk CFD, Autodesk Moldflow, etc.). Key functional team member leading projects through concept ideation, engineering development, and functional prototype units that pass the fit for use (FFU) criteria. Provide support to other innovation projects and other department teams (tooling, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc.) to evaluate and recommend product changes to increase product performance or sales. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Product development engineering of concepts into parts and assemblies for prototyping, analysis, and tooling design. Coordinate development activities through stages 2 (Design) and 3 (Development) as defined by a project leader or product development engineer. Provide leadership and communicate with internal and external customers as required in project meetings and discussions. As required, perform engineering analysis on part and assembly designs using FEA, CFD and Moldflow. Provide reports and data necessary for evaluation/clarification, internal/external presentations and cost analysis (tooling, assembly and operations). Work with sales and marketing to ideate concepts and provide our customers with technical support on new product solutions. Participate in other innovation project development meetings to provide opinions and recommendations on product concepts and problem solving scenarios. Attend training to increase personal capabilities in CAD/CAE software use, new design technologies, and personal growth opportunities as available. Other duties may be assigned. Must follow all work rules and policies QUALIFICATIONS: Education level: Bachelor---s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or Plastics Technology from a four-year college or university. Experience level: 7-10 years related experience and/or training in product development. Equivalent combination of education and experience Experience in plastic injection molding part design and product development for high volume consumer products. Experience in directly interfacing with external customer organizations for new product or package solutions a plus. Experience in CAE applications for FEA (non-linear structural, injection molding, fluid flow) is a plus. Hands-on daily use of CAE/CAD (3D solid modeling) and experience with drafting techniques for creation, revision and checking --- knowledge of Siemens NX is a plus. Experience in daily use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project), and use of the internet for research and technology suppliers. Use of project management methods and tools. Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and projects. Strong communication and collaboration skills. Willingness for occasional travel, including internationally depending on the project.

Keywords: Dispensing Systems, Overland Park , Senior Product Design Engineer, Engineering , Grandview, Kansas

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