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Product Engineer I

Company: JELD-WEN, Inc.
Location: Klamath Falls
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Our Company

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world's largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings.
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples' workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

Summary: The Product Engineer I will be responsible for developing innovative solutions for new and existing product, manufacturing processes and techniques within the Windows team. The team currently manages and develops new products and technologies within JELD-WEN's windows and patio doors product lines. The Engineer will work closely with Designers, Product Engineer II's, Senior Product Engineers, the Product Engineering Manager, and Product Management to carry out a variety of product designs and project work within the team.

The Product Engineer I position is a mid-level product/project engineering position that will lead small to mid-scale multi-body design projects, be part of large-scale multi-body design projects lead by Product Engineer II's and/or Senior Product Engineers and provide valuable input and foresight into strategic engineering and company initiatives. The Engineer will work with all members of the engineering team and Product Management to understand and translate the voice of the customer (VOC) into successful product/project specifications, resulting in new products or product improvements.

The Engineer will be exposed to the multiple manufacturing sites, personnel, methods and machinery used to produce JELD-WEN product within the Window category and will be a member of the teams that are tasked with improving manufacturing techniques, processes, and specification of new equipment to support new and legacy product designs. The Engineer shall always be cognizant of manufacturing techniques and equipment in the execution of product design improvements and new product launches to ensure components are able to be produced efficiently and will not require multiple iterations of design revision prior to production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • This is a mid-level position and requires training and supervision by Product Engineers II and Senior Product Engineers.
  • Manage small to mid-scale design projects.
  • Manage/supervise some of the less complex work done by Designers.
  • Apply engineering background to develop unique solutions to problems.
  • Contributing member of brainstorming groups and design reviews
  • Identify the requirements of product development projects on a per project basis and work through the group to fulfill those requirements.
  • Participate as a team member on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Coordinate testing and certification of all the products under her/his jurisdiction.
  • Communicate with suppliers as required.
  • Review drawings and engineering change requests (ECR's) for accuracy.
  • Prepares mid-level complex mechanical/architectural 2D sketches and 3D models using computer aided design (CAD) and pictorial techniques.
  • Creates mechanical/architectural drawings by reviewing models, sketches, descriptions, specifications, and supporting documents; conferring with Product Engineer II's and Senior Product Engineers. The finished product must be a professional drawing package.
  • Perform, understand and execute upon the results of structural finite element analysis (FEA) and/or thermal computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to determine the best and most efficient solution possible.
  • Utilize the drawing number system within the Autodesk Vault - JELD-WEN's product data management (PDM) system
    • Modifies drawings by analyzing, resolving, and incorporating changes.
      • Maintain the project information within the PDM system and project sites.
      • Project time estimates
      • Notes - calculations - e-mail
      • Product Drawings
      • Cut Sheets - photocopies from suppliers' catalogs with highlighted parts
      • Purchase Orders
      • Drawings - 11x17 prints
      • Red Lines
        • Perform preliminary drawing and bill of materials (BOM) checks before the drawing(s) and/or BOM(s) are submitted to checker, Product Engineer II's, or Senior Product Engineers.
        • Generate/check bill of materials for the Data Department.
        • Produce copies of prints as needed.
        • Checks drawings/work done by other Designers and Product Engineer I's.
        • Update red lines if required.
        • Communicate drafting and design issues with Product Engineers.
        • Responsible for assisting in the Drawing, CAD, and 3D Modeling Standards.
        • Communicate work load with Product Engineer II's, Senior Product Engineers and Product Engineering Manager.
        • Build and test prototypes.
        • Maintain a sense of urgency/responsibility daily with all projects.
        • Ensure product designs are manufacturing friendly.
        • Review designs with plant personnel and JELD-WEN's Manufacturing and Automation Equipment teams.
        • Work with and train Designers.
        • Evaluates materials and makes recommendations.
        • Keep abreast of changes in the industry, materials, and process technologies.
        • Work with leadership to ensure that Product Engineering is meeting their needs.

          Preferred Position Requirements
          • Education: BS in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent experience).
          • CAD and Drafting Skills, Parametric 3D modeling, GD&T principles. Experience with AutoCAD, Inventor, and PDM systems are a plus.
          • Understanding and application of tolerances, datums and tolerance stacks.
          • Understanding and application of PPAP's and supplier quality as it relates to design of product and process capability.
          • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
          • Experience: 1-3 years as a mid-level product/project engine er with relevant background leading multi-body design projects from cradle to launch or 3-7 years entry level design engineer with equivalent experience
          • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
          • Interfaces with outside suppliers.
          • Ability and a proven track record of maintaining a professional drawing system.

            Travel
            • 5-20% travel is anticipated with the potential for international travel.
              JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

              Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Keywords: JELD-WEN, Inc., Medford , Product Engineer I, Engineering , Klamath Falls, Oregon

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