Senior Design Engineer – Exempt

Website HarcoSemco

Empowered 2 Be Better

The Senior Design Engineer will be able to independently lead new product development projects, mentor less experienced engineers and drive larger strategic projects within the engineering organization. The candidate must be highly proficient in all aspects of design engineering work including but not limited to review of customer drawing and specifications, preliminary design review, critical design review, and product readiness review. This position requires a self-motivated individual to design with regards to cost, manufacturability, and quality constraints in mind and someone that must be able to communicate and coordinate activities with other engineering disciplines and production as part of a team effort to achieve project completion in a timely manner.

Reports to: Chief Engineer
Location: Branford, CT

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform

 Lead new product development projects and handle all aspects of design engineering work including but not limited to: review of customer drawing and specification package, preliminary design review, critical design review, and product readiness review
 Mentor less experienced engineers and direct work as agreed upon with the product line Chief engineer
 Manage larger strategic projects such as product transfer from one facility to another, or major engineering process updates
 Directly communicate with customers in the form of quotations, meetings and presentations to understand and define their needs; Understand and respond to customer requests, both verbal and written
 Manage several projects at one time and maintain project schedules
 Guide drafting, internal/external test labs, manufacturing, quality, and planning as required
 Oversee product qualification/certification and coordinate PDR/CDR and PRR activities as necessary
 Support production in regards to quality and manufacturing related issues as needed
 Manage all changes and problems related to product assigned
 Act as technical expert for the company for both internal and external customers
 Up to 25% travel (domestic and/or international) as necessary
 Must be a “US Person” as defined by US Govt. and able to work without restriction with ITAR related data

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 Knowledge of the design and use of RTD, Thermocouples, Speed Sensors, and Pressure Sensors
 Must be able to work with customers to define and document requirements, address technical concerns and provide project status
 Ability to make technical presentations internally and to customers
 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
 Computer literate and fluent in solid modeling and related analysis software
 Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Project, Power Point)
 Able to work with minimal supervision, both alone and in teams
 Basic knowledge of analog and digital circuits
 Exposure to electromagnetic/magnetic circuits a plus
 Background in Aviation Industry a plus
 Understanding and experience in Principles of Lean and Mistake proofing a plus
 Master Cam experience a plus

Qualifications & Experience
 B. S. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
 Minimum of 5 years design engineering experience or practical training is required
 5+ years in Aerospace industry
 Aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) cable, wiring harness and/or sensors knowledge a plus

Physical Demands & Work Environment
• Some light physical effort required
• Must be able to push, pull, and lift at least 15 lbs.
• Sitting, standing, reaching, bending, and moving
• Manufacturing environment

AAP/EEO Statement
HarcoSemco provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees are treated fairly during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.
Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Subject to change with or without notice

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