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Product Design Engineer

Elkhart, IN 46516

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8266 Pay Rate: 100,000

Product Design Engineer
- Elkhart, IN

Are you a Product/ Design Engineer looking to take the next step in your career with a dynamic, global organization developing unique and cutting edge products? Our client, located in Elkhart, IN is the recognized leader in their space and is now looking to add a Product Design Engineer, preferably with HVAC, AC, refrigeration or similar industry experience to their team.

What you will be doing?

  • Design and develop parts, assemblies and products either directly or as a project leader to assigned products whether designed in-house or via other sources.
  • Utilize CAD/SolidWorks as needed to review and/or design component models and complete assemblies for new products, create and release or review detail component and assembly drawings, review and/or perform tolerance stack-ups, FEA analysis as needed, FMEA, DFA, etc., and use results to inform and optimize designs to meet performance/product specifications and manufacturability.
  • Products may include coolers (both passive and active) and refrigerator & freezer products sold into the RV, truck/vehicle, marine and lodging markets. Responsibilities may include other products as deemed necessary by the business.
  • Verify that designs meet the technical specifications and performance requirements via testing and ensure results are documented and that all required regulatory testing and listings/certifications have been achieved.
  • Manage the change process to assigned products by working with the manufacturing sources, Quality, Service and Product Management to maintain and improve performance, cost and quality of in-market products.
  • Develop and track project schedules and ensure activities occur as required to execute a timely and quality DUS launch. Evaluate and track costs to ensure project requirements are met.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Project management, product design/development, and testing/evaluation experience
  • Understanding of component and assembly manufacturing methods and procedures (plastic part manufacture, sheet metal fabrication, fasteners, etc.)
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks
  • Experience designing automotive or white goods, especially refrigerators, preferred. Experience in simulation analysis (e.g. – FEA, CFD, NVH, etc.) beneficial
  • Experience with Refrigeration a plus

Send resume to Desmond Nugent at

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Desmond Nugent

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