Senior Product Engineer

Requisition ID:  25319
Job Location(s): 

Ames, IA, US

Job Description

This position is for a Product Engineer within the design engineering department of the High Power business unit. The position will be located at the Danfoss Ames, Iowa office. The position entails regular interfacing with the Danfoss production facility in Ames, as well as with a cross-functional team to drive improvements in product design, cost, and quality.  The role also includes representing the engineering function in reviewing feasibility of requests for changes, new configurations and new features on the High Power products produced in locations around the globe.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Initiate and execute project plans, which include the scheduled actions and the resources required to meet the project objectives. Examples include qualifying new suppliers or processes to reduce cost, robustness projects to enhance the quality or life of the product through design improvements, and development and launch of new features for existing products.
  • Perform and document design calculations and verify all necessary tolerance stack ups for new designs and design revisions.
  • Conduct product design reviews and follow through on recommended changes.
  • Develop verification plans using engineering processes. Execute tests and analyze engineering data. Write effective test requests. Analyze results and clearly summarize the findings in technical reports. Present results to the organization as well as to customers in support of engineering projects.
  • Maintain product design control, initiate, and follow through on engineering changes, and verify all documentation of new designs or design changes is complete. 
  • Resolve product performance issues through team-oriented problem solving and document according to the 8D process for root cause.
  • Provide technical support to other functional areas. Interface with internal organizations such as sales, manufacturing, marketing, service, quality and purchasing, as well as external customers and suppliers.
  • Stay up to date regarding the field of engineering and technology relative to Danfoss products.
  • Promote quality and continuous improvement philosophy.

Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an engineering field.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Masters or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering.
  • Preferred 5 years of professional experience in developing and testing to validate system performance.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic systems and the respective components.

 

Job Criteria

  • General understanding of manufacturing processes as it relates to machining and Design for Manufacturability.
  • Solid hands-on mechanical skills and possess strong troubleshooting; demonstrate technical background and work experiences.
  • Experience working with model-based design tools such as Matlab/Simulink/CAD.
  • Experience working collaboratively with customers, both internal and external, to understand requirements and/or troubleshoot application and product issues
  • Organize and prioritize work assignments to complete assignments/tasks on time.
  • Ability to apply creative approaches and ideas to solve problems maximizing effective use of appropriate resources.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an interest in working across organizational lines
  • Ability to develop a thorough technical knowledge of the product line that includes product design, test and evaluation, understanding the manufacturing methods and processes (in-house and/or subcontracted) and how they impact product performance and life.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

 

Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

 

 

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines