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Product Design Engineer, Lawn & Garden

Company: Blount International
Location: happy valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a Mechanical Engineer who thrives in an R&D role?If you want to join a global industry leader...If you enjoy being an innovative thinker, identifying new product designs and testing processes in a cross-function NPD processIf you have a personal passion for outdoor lawn and garden productsLet's connect. We are seeking a Product Design Engineer for our Lawn and Garden division to join our team in Portland, Oregon. About Blount InternationalFounded in 1947 in Portland, Oregon, Blount International has grown from a small family-run saw chain operation to an international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of precision cutting tools, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals in more than 110 countries. Thanks to our pioneering spirit, we have transformed the cutting industry and played a key role in championing and establishing safety regulations for the industry. At Blount, we are driven by a mission to help pros power through the toughest jobs, and we hold fast to our core values of innovation, humble leadership, global stewardship and accountability. These values inspire us to keep growing, learning and working hard to shape the landscapes in our communities in positive ways. Together, weseek to make the world a better place by offering the best brands and products for professional-grade precision cutting tools and equipment for global-end business segments. What you'll do: As a Product Design Engineer in our Lawn & Garden division, you will create complex lawn and garden equipment designs and component selection. Your first year on the job will be heavy R&D activities and will eventually transition into more product design as design opportunities are researched, developed, and confirmed. You will focus on lawnmower blades and trimmer lines and may expand into other products within the category. You will lead designs, as well as create new products and processes, and supports technical research and concept development as the product development owner. You will communicate with other engineers, team members, project leaders and management and provide solutions for cost efficiency, manufacturing robustness, and increased reliability.Engage in research and development of products in the Lawn and Garden portfolio.Lead Product Design of lawn mower blades, trimmer line and heads, and lawn mower spindles.Advance the development of test fixtures for Lawn and Garden product as a cross-functional team member.Support New Product Development projects for replacement parts.Bolster Continuous Improvement initiatives for the Lawn and Garden portfolio of products.Facilitate and lead ideation and concept generation; lead concept selection and alternative analysis with ability to persuade others to adopt or approve.Develop architecture/concepts for designs and large/ complex assemblies; develop standard drawing templates; apply new technologies to prototypes.Apply advanced understanding/experience in manufacturing processes to create a design robust to manufacturing that complies with Blount's quality system.Develop new and complex product testing methods and plans.Review and recommend new technologies.Perform statistical and 3D tolerance studies.Facilitate and lead the following analyses: product failure, hazards, statistical, root cause, risk, competitive productFacilitate and lead data collection and root cause analysis.Facilitate, lead and provide critical feedback in design reviews.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering6+ years in a Research & Development or Product Design Engineering roleExperience with 3D modeling software and create 2D drawings to acceptable drafting practices (preferably Solidworks)Experience with design for manufacturability is highly preferredDemonstrated skills in developing design concepts and assembliesKnowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or metal forming technologies are a plusPrior experience working in a cross-functional NPD process with multi-disciplined engineering or other design collaborators Eagerness to research new products in a clean-sheet design and development processMore about Blount International, Inc.We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members. To learn more about our products please visit our website at is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work.During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; driver's license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, Sensitive Information). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.

Keywords: Blount International, Gresham , Product Design Engineer, Lawn & Garden, Other , happy valley, Oregon

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