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R&D Mechanical Engineer ll

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Welch Fluorocarbon creates products that save lives on a daily basis. We are experts in converting high-performance fluoropolymer films into intricate three-dimensional shapes using thermoforming and precision heat sealing. We are organized under the umbrella of a team environment that requires the recognition of all Company employees as one Company Team. Our knowledge, creativity, and unique corporate culture are the cornerstones of our success.

Position Summary 

New product & process design & development and support of existing products as needed. Hours are typically first shift but some support at other hours may be required at times.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • To lead smaller development programs with direction from one or more senior engineering staff, considering all technical aspects required to bring given programs to commercial success
  • Conceive, design, and develop new products and processes through engineering analysis, prototyping, risk assessment, and qualification testing from the earliest concept to release to manufacturing
  • Design tools, prototypes, and equipment needed for new product or customer product programs
  • Coordinate qualifications eventually leading to release to manufacturing
  • Design and lead experiments to confirm/uncover or resolve design questions
  • Assemble, test and troubleshoot automated manufacturing equipment
  • Create manufacturing documentation for new products and processes
  • Evaluate, document, and implement design or process changes to improve performance, manufacturability, safety, and/or cost of existing products/processes with associated tooling/equipment
  • Other miscellaneous tasks as may be assigned from time to time
  • Requirements

Skill and Competency Requirements

  • Showing diligence to do things correctly and accurately, scrutinizing your own work as objectively as possible, as well as inviting others to review your work
  • Highly organized in thinking, able to apply logic to questions that others cannot
  • Logical assessment of problems and/or solutions
  • Ability to learn quickly; new processes, new equipment, and/or new methods and lead others in their learning of the same
  • Knowing when and where to get help or advice when issues become critical or overly complex
  • To work well in a fast-paced environment with many potential distractions without losing sight of given priorities
  • Self-motivated professional that demonstrates the ability to quickly grasp new material and perform tasks completely and on time
  • Able to be understood by most when creating documents or training others on new processes/equipment
  • Able to work successfully with a variety of people from several functional groups, cultures, and backgrounds
  • Passion for a Team Environment and the ability to collaborate well with others
  • Exhibits Welch’s Core Values: Willingness, Excellence, Loyalty, Communication and Honest

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in an Engineering (or Engineering Technology) field
  • Mechanical engineering is preferred, but other disciplines will also be considered
  • At least 3 – 5 years of demonstrated engineering experience
  • Knowledge of materials and equipment used in plastic part fabrication
  • Some knowledge of plastic part fabrication techniques (common forming/sealing methods & equipment), thermoforming is particularly valuable
  • Knowledge of machine design, simple electrical design, and understanding of common manufacturing practices
  • Familiarity with commonly used engineering systems, methods of analysis, and business tools
  • Simple computer skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. with the ability to learn new ones
  • Proficient in Solidworks 3D CAD software
  • Knowledge of drawing standards (geometric tolerancing, etc.)
  • Experience with CNC machining and/or manual machining desired but not required
  • Air and motor vehicle travel (either in the US or internationally) when required (<5% of the time)

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift 30 pounds without help of equipment, but using proper lifting techniques
  • Able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs, and crouch/kneel (for short periods) To have sufficient visual acuity (with correction if necessary) to see small parts, part defects, and read computer monitors/documentation
  • Able to work in conditions of high heat and humidity above 90 degrees F for several hours at a time
  • Able to sit for several hours at a time when performing design work or doing data analysis
  • Must be able to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Benefits 100% Paid

  • Health and Dental Insurance Premiums
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • 401k with Company match up to 5%
  • Company paid time off and 10 paid holidays
  • Monthly massage
  • BJ’s Membership