R&D Mechanical Engineer

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Wallingford, CT

Elm City Tools

<p class="p1">Oetiker Tool Corporation dba Elm City Tools, an Oetiker Company, is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom hand tool solutions. Our manufacturing and engineering facility, located just outside of New Haven, Connecticut, is equipped with a modern, flexible production system that enables us to address a wide range of customer demands, from niche market to mass market retail. <br /><br /></p> https://www.elmcitytools.com/

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Full-time

Overview: Oetiker Tool Corporation dba&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elmcitytools.com/">Elm City Tools</a>, an Oetiker Company, is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom hand tool solutions. Our manufacturing and engineering facility, located just outside of New Haven, Connecticut, is equipped with a modern, flexible production system that enables us to address a wide range of customer demands, from niche market to mass market retail.<br /><br />We pride ourselves on fostering a team-oriented culture focused on continuous improvement, productivity, and growth opportunities for our dedicated employees. In support of our growth, including a move to a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility located in Wallingford, CT USA in Q1 2024, we are expanding our team of talented engineers by offering several positions for qualified individuals looking for new opportunities in career development. If you have the desire, skills, and dedication to be part of an organization with a small company feel and access to internal global resources, we invite you to take a closer look at what we have to offer at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elmcitytools.com/">Elm City Tools</a>.
Responsibilities: <p>The R&amp;D Mechanical Engineer is a key link to product realization. Under the lead of the Project Manager and as part of the global project team, the role transforms customer needs into final products through engineering design and analysis, prototyping, testing, and production development with the ultimate goal to deliver innovative products and solutions to our global customers.<br /><br /></p> <p><u><strong>Essential Functions:<br /><br /></strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Running feasibility studies and initiates and support related prototype manufacturing.</li> <li>Planning and initiating verification activities together with Test Center.</li> <li>Supporting the group by in life management activities.</li> <li>Design and develop new mechanical or electro-mechanical hand tools while meeting quality, cost, and time deliverables.</li> <li>Run feasibility studies and manufacture and test prototypes.</li> <li>Carry out engineering analysis for new and existing designs, including FEA, tolerance analysis, and stress analysis.</li> <li>Assist with analysis and resolution of customer quality issues.</li> <li>Propose suggestions for product improvements.</li> <li>Coordinate and collaborate with cross-functional project team, suppliers, and customers.</li> <li>Deploy state-of-the-art engineering (e.g., Design for Six Sigma) and technical risk management tools.</li> <li>Define technical requirements and track fulfillment.</li> <li>Exemplify Zero Defect mentality by focusing on robust and reliable products and processes.</li> </ul> <br /> <p>We are sourcing multiple mechanical engineering positions with various specialization. Depending on your&nbsp;<strong>engineering&nbsp;specialization</strong>, responsibilities may also include:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li><strong>Product Design:&nbsp;</strong>Create concepts and feasibility studies, detail drawings, assembly drawings, product documentation.</li> <li><strong>Process Design:</strong>&nbsp;Develop robust (repeatable &amp; reproducible) manufacturing processes; supervising assembly of production machines/tools and ensuring smooth hand-over to global production engineering.</li> <li><strong>Testing:</strong>&nbsp;Executing feasibility, verification, and validation tests; consolidate and evaluate test results; develop &amp; continuously improve test equipment and global procedures.</li> <li><strong>Electro-Mechanical</strong>: Incorporate electronics to develop innovative products and automated manufacturing processes.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <section id="st-qualifications" class="job-section"> <div class="wysiwyg"> <p><u><strong>Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:<br /><br /></strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Hands-on product development, including use of basic shop equipment and machine tools and 3D printers.</li> <li>Microsoft Office Suite (Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word).</li> <li>3D-CAD and technical drafting, preferably SolidWorks.</li> <li>Demonstrated drive (energy, determination, motivation) and a can-do mentality.</li> <li>Precise working style with a high commitment to quality.</li> <li>Proven analytical and engineering expertise (Design for Six Sigma, Finite Element Analysis).</li> <li>Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and negotiate effectively across all levels and all functions of the organization.</li> <li>Ability to explain complex technical issues&nbsp;to a non-technical audience.</li> <li>High integrity, fair, emotionally mature, self-aware with a high degree of intellectual curiosity.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong><u>Education/Experience:<br /><br /></u></strong></p> <ul> <li>3+ years' experience as R&amp;D Mechanical Engineer, a focus on consumer products and mechanism design is a plus.</li> <li>Higher degree in Mechanical/Electrical&nbsp;Engineering (BSc, MSc) combined with relevant work experience. Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English.</li> <li><strong>Electro-Mechanical</strong>: Electrical circuits (PCB), Automation (PLC programming), Product Test&nbsp;Software (LabVIEW).</li> </ul> </div> </section> <section id="st-additionalInformation" class="job-section"> <div> <h2 class="title">Additional Information</h2> </div> <div class="wysiwyg"> <p>The incumbent will be part of the global R&amp;D team, contributing to global projects and activities. Global travel is required (approx 5%).</p> </div> </section>