1 Sep 2017

Full-Time Design Engineer – Formation Design Group (SolidWorks)

Formation Design Group – Posted by joballianceAtlanta, Georgia, United States

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Job Description

Formation Design Group is looking for a talented Design Engineer to join our growing team. We are a product development consulting firm with a focus on new product innovation and an emphasis on challenging assignments. We embrace difficult problems, becoming involved early in the development process and remaining engaged until solutions stand on their own. Since the company’s inception, we have designed products in a broad range of industries for companies ranging from design savvy start-ups to established industry leaders, such as Airbus, B/E Aerospace, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Crown Equipment, NCR, OMAX, Siemens, Xerox, Shakespeare Fishing and numerous others. Formation has received repeated recognition for outstanding product design from several global design organizations, including the IDSA International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Industry Forum Hanover (iF) Product Design Award, and Crystal Cabin Award.
This position calls for a creative, multidisciplinary, hands-on engineer capable contributing throughout the product development process. This includes conducting feasibility studies to define the problem space, researching materials and processes, spatial configuration exploration, concept generation, low and high fidelity prototyping, and detailed technical follow-through to create mass produced products. The ideal candidate can demonstrate a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals and their application, as well as a strong personal commitment to creating truly innovative work both individually and in concert with a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers. Candidates should have experience with all aspects of the design engineering process, including open-ended creative brainstorming, rapid concept development and rapid idea generation, creation of descriptive 2D visualizations and geometrically accurate 3D CAD, and engineering of detailed physical mock-ups. An ability to work between a 3D CAD environment and physical prototyping tools to solve problems and refine solutions is essential. Candidates must have a proven track record of figuring out complex mechanical solutions and refining them for prototype and production. The ability to provide engineering insights from multiple perspectives is essential; from large systems and platform strategies to detailed part and assembly design.
Our Design Engineers are engaged with world class multidisciplinary teams, both internally and with our clients. We work to create elegantly engineered and thoughtfully designed solutions that introduce true innovation and impact to our client’s products. By leveraging the latest digital tools we have in house, including 3D printing, CNC machining, Arduinos, Android platforms, VR simulation, and FEA, we’re able to move quickly and efficiently from initial concept to considered solution.
If you have a passion for elegant engineering and product design, and a desire to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team, please reach out to us.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide technical guidance to internal teams for issues related to engineering feasibility, manufacturability, cost, sustainability, and material selection.
• Assist in determining the scope and magnitude of engineering efforts for new development programs.
• Work with designers to translate concept sketches and exploratory models into engineered and manufacturing compliant components.
• Identify and engage with third party suppliers according to project needs.
• Perform engineering studies and predictive analytics as part of design development and refinement efforts.
• Give client-facing presentations and generate documentation for engineering related topics throughout the product development process.
• Work with in house and external prototyping specialists to design and develop high fidelity models, mechanical assemblies, and prototypes.
DESIRED SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
• Understanding and working knowledge of various prototype and production manufacturing processes, such as forming, machining, injection molding, sheet metal design, and 3D printing.
• Proficiency in designing, modeling, and prototyping complex mechanisms and articulated assemblies.
• Understanding of plastic component design and machined component design.
• Proficiency in identifying, assessing, and working with third party suppliers.
• Experience with creating and maintaining a BOM, and utilizing it to generate cost, lead time, and risk estimates.
• Familiarity with root cause analysis and DFMA.
• Familiarity with the use of FEA and other predictive engineering methods.
• Mastery of using parametric 3D CAD for both exploratory development and detailed engineering. Proficiency in Siemens NX or SolidWorks is a plus.
• Ability to articulate engineering principles, rationale, and considerations to a multidisciplinary team within Formation and directly to clients.
• Ability to provide engineering insight from multiple perspectives, from large systems and platform strategies to detailed part and assembly design.
• Understanding and experience with mechatronics, motion control systems, electronics, PCB design, and programming is a bonus.
• Understanding and experience with development tools such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Android Studio, and Unity is a bonus.
• Ability to work independently and across multiple projects simultaneously.
• Possesses strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
• Familiarity with basic shop tools, including mills, lathes, and various power tools.
EDUCATION
A degreed engineer is preferable, with relevant professional experience considered a bonus. Candidates with a degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and electrical engineering can be considered strong applicants.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Formation shall make all employment decisions without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

* Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Please note, Formation Design Group Inc. will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Job Categories: Design Engineer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: SolidWorks. Job expires in 5 days.

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