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Product Engineer

Package Description

Overall Responsibility

New Product Development

  • Work within cross-functional U.S. based teams to develop concepts to deliver new products to market on-time ,on-cost, and on-scope. Develop concepts and fully specify components to meet internal and external customer product wants and needs.
  • Collaborate and manage activities with internal Britax Asia team and external co-development partners to deliver assigned projects.

Sustaining Engineering

  • Provide engineering support to existing products currently in production.  These activities include technical problem solving, design & process improvements, value analysis/value-engineering, and testing & analysis to ensure performance objectives are met.
  • Plan and drive activities to ensure new standards, such as FMVSS, CPSC, etc. are met ahead of deadlines.
  • Help maintain and improve engineering processes and procedures to drive efficiency and accuracy in our R&D activities.

Key Task and Responsibilities


  • Lead project design and development efforts to deliver consumer-winning products to market.  The successful candidate will be able to understand the needs from a consumer perspective and translate them to engineering requirements. 
  • Plan projects and drive progress to follow the Britax Milestone process.
  • Develop engineering specifications and documentation that meets product criteria, design intent, and performance requirements. 
  • Provide analytical, structural, and functional engineering guidance in support of Designers, Core Teams, and Co-Development Partners in the creation of new and modified product designs. 
  • Constructively deal with the ambiguity and engineering trade-offs inherent in new product development.
  • Conceptualize innovative engineering solutions using 3D CAD; Creo (Pro-Engineer) and/or Solidworks.
  • Work within the Windchill PDM framework to implement design changes.
  • Lead presentations of engineering concepts for design reviews. 
  • Work with Quality and Compliance to ensure the integrity of new and existing products in terms of performance, specifications and reliability
  • Investigate, recommend and implement cost saving using value analysis techniques.
  • Perform trade-off analysis of alternate design solutions to select the best cost, best quality solutions to move forward.
  • Develop and lead DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and DFM/A (Design for Manufacturing/Assembly) initiatives.
  • Provide project task direction to team support personnel and co-development partners to achieve objectives.
  • Prepare and manage schedules, budgets, and manpower requirements for assigned projects.
  • Develop and implement specifications and procedures to assure compliance with current company and governmental standards, specifications and regulations.
  • Lead initiatives to resolve product warranty, production, process, and supplier issues.
  • Establish and maintain open channels of communication with internal and external partners.  Support resolution of issues with external government or consumer advocate parties as needed.
  • Travel as required up to approximately 25%.

Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in translating subjective product requirements to measurable specifications, preferably in consumer products.
  • Demonstrated delivery of products from concept to production in a cross-functional environment.
  • Experienced in working with external co-development partners (Asia-based preferred).
  • Proficient with 3D CAD Modeling (Creo or Solidworks preferred).
  • Working knowledge of injection molded plastics, sheet-metal, and other manufacturing technologies.
  • Remains open to new ideas and makes use of emerging technologies that enable engineers to work and communicate in new ways.
  • Ability to work in a team setting by supporting the overall goals, actively participating, and valuing the unique skills and contributions of other team members. 
  • A self-starter who commits to and owns responsibility for timely completion of assigned projects or deliverables.
  • Well organized:  ability to schedule and track multiple projects.
  • Ability to explain technical matters to non-technical oriented people. 
  • Works to establish and maintain open and honest channels of communication with internal and external team members.
  • Understand the corporation’s values, goals, and objectives along with key financial drivers including EVA (Economic Value Added).

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical preferred)
  • 5-7 years experience in new product development or continuous improvement of existing products. 

Britax Romer


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