Role details

Product Design Engineer

Chesapeake   •   USD80,000 - USD90,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Development Engineer
  • Cable/ Wire Experience

About Our Client

Our client is a $200 MM enterprised specializing in the manufacturing of industrial cables & wires.

Job Description

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead product development opportunities. Work with the Sales and Engineering team on an idea and work it through to a product.
  • Capitalize on emerging trends, manufacturing and marketing capabilities, and emerging market opportunities to develop and drive a new product pipeline.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to select optimal materials to achieve product specifications research into new materials, processes and new applications intended to enhance the reliability and scalability of 80/20 products
  • Develop economical, patentable and innovative solutions intended to generate income for the Aerial Cable Systems.
  • Identify and plan equipment needs to support testing and production of new products
  • Analyze existing product portfolio and identify cost savings and performance enhancement opportunities
  • Assist and support the Sales & Marketing Team with customer applications and provide costs to produce products for customer sales requests for quotes.
  • Provide product specification to manufacturing that meet customer specifications.

Internal/ External Relationships:


  • Provides sales support and knowledge on product development and customer questions
  • Works closely with Engineering and Operations
  • Develop Cross-functional support to achieve objectives


  • Direct contact with customers for product expertise, product information, sales presentations and industry knowledge
  • Some direct contact with customers for product feedback, product information, sales presentations and industry knowledge
  • Minimal travel

The Successful Applicant

Required technical knowledge:

  • Engineering degree required in Mechanical, Materials or related discipline
  • Understanding of electrical overhead distribution and transmission systems

Required Skills:

  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • CAD experience a plus
  • Self-starter with demonstrated drive and leadership skills
  • Team Player
  • Experience in Modification to Market
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and creative thought
  • Willingness to wear many hats and work in a lean environment
  • MUST BE highly self-directed
  • Cross functional project team experience
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Design of Experiments (DOE), statistical tools and design for manufacturability
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Good project and time management skills

What's on Offer

Our client is offering a very competitive salary along with full benefits, bonus, 401k, vacation, etc. Relocation assistance if needed.

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