3 Oct 2017

Product Development Engineer

Pactiv – Posted by jobsLake Forest, Illinois, United States

pactiv

Job Description

Product Development Engineer

Job Description:

  • Interact with sales and customer contacts to define product requirements, specifications and functional requirements
  • Organize, research and lead brainstorm events around unique customer problems
  • Interact with internal subject matter experts to lead product design for all internal material platforms. (Rigid sheet thermoforming, Foam thermoforming, paper, injection molding, molded fiber, extrusion, etc)
  • Develop complete 3D CAD models and 2D engineering drawings for products using PTC Creo software
  • Develop performance specification and testing methodology to define and validate product performance
  • Develop product cost models using internal costing tools
  • Work with tooling engineering and operations engineering teams to define manufacturing strategy and capital plans required for product implementation
  • Define development and commercialization timelines
  • Assemble capital requirement outlines for development and commercialization of new products
  • Maintain and update project reporting lists. Participate in regular organizational project update meetings
  • Travel to Pactiv locations and customer locations for on-site project related events
  • Data mine for industry related information and form an understanding of our customer’s brands and food packaging needs
  • Relate new ideas via group presentations (PowerPoint) and written communication (email)
  • Analyze 3D CAD models to evaluate functional performance using finite element analysis
  • Prepare CAD models for translation to stereo lithography, fuse deposition modeling, and CAM processes
  • Interact with tooling and manufacturing groups to revise and prepare designs for prototyping and commercialization
  • Coordinate prototyping activities, plant trials and testing lab related trials on products and prototypes
  • Travel to Pactiv manufacturing locations to support commercialization activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) preferred, in Engineering or related technical field with 4 to 10 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence and speed in CAD design and solid modeling (Creo)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Driven to achieve great results throughout the design and development process
  • Passionate about the end user experience, with an eye and hand for leading edge/emotionally compelling design
  • Ability to consistently earn and maintain the trust of clients and collaborators
  • Able to bring vitality to group innovation process
  • Comfortable with a large corporate environment and structure
  • Ability to work very effectively with limited direction on multiple high priority programs

How to Apply

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Job Categories: 3D CAD, CAD tools, Creo, Product Development, and Product Engineer. Job Tags: 2D engineering drawings, 3D CAD, CAM processes, Pactiv, and PTC Creo. Salary: Negotiable. Job expires in Endless.

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