IDEX New Product Development Engineer (Greater Denver Area) in Denver, Colorado

Location:

4799 Dahlia St.

Denver, Colorado, 80216

United States

Business Unit: Band-It

Title: New Product Development Engineer (Greater Denver Area)

Function: Engineering

Description:

BUSINESS UNIT

Band-It

JOB TITLE

New Product Development Engineer

LOCATION

Denver, Colorado

REPORTS TO

Product Engineering Manager

ENTERPRISE OVERVIEW (IDEX)

IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging across health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment. We’re a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just a few.

BUSINESS UNIT OVERVIEW (BAND-IT)

Founded in Denver, Colorado in 1937, BAND-IT is acknowledged as the world's leader in quality engineered band clamping systems. A unit of IDEX Corporation, BAND-IT has an international network of representatives and distributors with manufacturing and distribution facilities serving users worldwide. BAND-IT manufactures stainless steel clamping systems, band and buckle, preformed clamps, hand and power application tools, hose fittings, clamping kits, stainless steel cable tiesandidentification systems. BAND-IT specializes in Cable Bundling, Hose Attachment, Safety & Identification, Sign Hanging, Maintenance & Security Fencing, Disaster Recovery, Fleet Maintenance, Government, Insulation, Fluid Transfer/Material Handling, Traffic Management, Hose Repair, HVAC, Water Removal, and Energy.

POSITION SUMMARY

The New Product Development Engineer works, within the engineering department, as design leader on advanced tool design projects. This Engineer is responsible for the research and design of clamp installation tools within industrial markets including automotive, energy, and telecom.

SCOPE OF ROLE

-Accurately estimates required effort and time

-Actively researches new technology for design projects

-Acts as the technical lead regarding feasibility of design and support to manufacturing

-Calculates forces, motions, and strength of components

-Completes all other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager

-Completes preliminary tests to verify design input and functionality by utilizing F.M.E.A. as part of the design process, as well as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications, as well as with technical plans

-Develops and coordinates engineering projects and programs to ensure that project staff and cross-functional teams complete assigned project requirements on time

-Develops new products from concept to launch with primary focus on mechanical power tools

-Effectively communicates project status and meets timing for all deliverables

-Handles creating drawings and new design layouts and models using SolidWorks

-Investigates design issues and test failures and effectively drives corrective actions

-Maintains accurate files in accordance with applicable company processes and IATF/ISO standards

-Participates in continuous improvement process by presenting problems/possible solutions to the appropriate personnel

-Partners with the Manager and/or Patent Attorney to determine patent feasibility and provide necessary documentation

-Performs technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans and product testing

-Queries customers and works efficiently with them to meet their needs

-Researches materials for new product development and established product improvements and cost reductions

-Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications

-Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications

-Teams with leadership and/or patent attorney to determine patent feasibility and provide necessary documentation

-Transitions products into the manufacturing phase by working with Operations and Quality for a successful launch

-Utilizes experience and cross-functional interaction with manufacturing and suppliers to deliver innovative, manufactural, andcost effectivesolutions

-Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors

-Writes test plans, sets up and completes testing, and analyzes results

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & REQUIRED ABILITIES

-Able to balance work between multiple projects

-Basic understanding of machining and design for manufacturability (DFMA)

-Basic understanding of material properties

-Electrical background (automation, familiarity with industrial controllers and controller programming, PCB design, circuit simulation, motors) is a strong plus

-Electrical background (automation, familiarity with industrial controllers and controller programming) is a strong plus

-Experience with SolidWorks and EPDM on a network environment

-Good organizational skills

-Great mechanical understanding, problem solving skills, and comfort being hands-on

-Knowledge of MS Office Software and Value Engineering

-Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

-Strong ability to translate creativity and brainstorming into usable designs

-Strong organizational skills

-The ability to visualize problems and solutions

-The ability to work with and gather data, statistical analysis

-The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

-To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily

KEY COMPETENCIES

- Adaptability —> adapts to changes in the work environment, rotate into other positions as required, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

- Communication and Contact —> communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The individual uses effective communication for interface with customers, in a professional manner

- Dependability —> is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance

- Interpersonal Skills —> maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things

- Planning/Organizing —> prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans

- Problem Solving —> identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully

- Quality Control —> demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality

- Relationships with Others —> works effectively and relates well with others Including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships

- Safety and Security —> actively promotes and personally observes all safety procedures; complies with Environmental, Safety, and Hazardous Communications requirements

Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

-5+ Years of Product Engineering Experience with a career focus on Manual and Powered Hand Tools

-Mechanical Engineering BS with an electrical background OR Electrical Engineering BS degree with a strong mechanical background

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

-Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

-The physical, mental/visual and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

MENTAL, VISUAL & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

-Close vision and the ability to adjust focus are required to perform the job functions

-Lifting requirements are generally less than 10 pounds

-Majority of the time is spent sitting

-Manual lifting could reach the company maximum of 50 pounds

-Peripheral vision is required for safety

-Requires use of hands and arms at least 90% of the time

WORK ENVIRONMENT

-Climate-controlled office environment

-Noise exposure is moderate

-Occasionally visit customer site for troubleshooting design

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1703