Design Engineer (PVC products) in Brownsville at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client specializes in the production and sale of injection molded fittings for Irrigation, Plumbing, Industrial, Pool/Spa and Retail markets. A technical leader with over 50 years experience, they are relied upon worldwide to provide the confidence users desire. They have an immediate need for a Design Engineer with the following background.

With oversight from the Engineering Director, uses engineering education and industry experience to complete product design (and redesign) projects, meeting established cost, time and deliverable goals, while following  procedures. Acquires and maintains advanced knowledge of the design and application of products, as well as of related water management products that may be applied as the Company considers product line expansions and extensions. Significant interaction with Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Sales, and Customers is required. Will consider H1b candidates if qualified.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determines feasibility of product designs, considering costs, time limitations, planning and other technical and economic factors
  • Uses engineering judgment to determine and then to analyze competing for product design approaches in materials and construction, some of which may involve novelty
  • Develops sufficient expertise and knowledge of products to which assigned that they begin to be recognized by internal and external persons as a useful technical resource.
  • Uses computer-assisted engineering software and equipment for product design and analysis
  • Interfaces with Tool Design to ensure product designs can be manufactured with respect to quality, quantity, functionality and cost requirements
  • Completes product documentation packages (drawings, bills of materials and specifications), to adequately communicate design intent to Manufacturing and Supply Chain.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications
  • Possesses an understanding of the causal relationships of product design to performance and product cost and can modify product designs accordingly
  • Possesses an understanding of Six Sigma tools and is accomplished with their use in product development processes
  • Ensures designs conform to applicable industry and business standards, Codes, Laws and regulations
  • Continually evaluates engineering processes and practices for Continuous Improvement opportunities
  • Makes presentations effectively to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Identifies and keeps abreast of novel technical concepts. Learns new skills and adopts new practices readily in order to develop innovative and low-cost products that improve technical leadership position
  • Authors/co-authors technical reports, papers, articles, patents, and presentations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Relevant experience in the building trades’ industry and specifically the irrigation or water management industry is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of the design of plastic injected molded components and their associated tooling and processes
  • 7+ years related experience
  • Experience with mold flow and/or CFD analysis software a plus

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and converse at a professional level in the English language.

Mathematical Skills:

Competency in Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Probability