Design & Development Engineer - Irving, TX
What's the role?
The Design & Development Engineer IV (Firestop) is responsible for development and research activities to derive product solution from concept to serial production within the product development and supply team. This role requires creativity in design, proven understanding in relevant materials, and manufacturing technologies in conjunction with design to cost, based on the competency of Hilti suppliers. This role will interact within an interdisciplinary team (product management, supply manager, quality) to ensure development quality. The Design & Development Engineer IV (Firestop) understands how to complete deliverables on time with a high degree of self-reliance.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 29,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
• Develop mechanical product solutions based on market requirements, using NX CAD software and PDM software ECTR; perform analysis via hand calculations and/or finite element analysis
• Systematically develop new concepts based on customer needs and cost targets
• Work closely with suppliers to develop serial drawings, taking into consideration manufacturing requirements
• Validate concepts in terms of function, cost, manufacturing technology, and quality in cooperation with Testing, Marketing, Quality, and Supply
• Responsible for detailed design specification/engineering, manufacturing of components and assembly in conformity to standards and processes - design to the state of the art
• Test developed solutions, including defining test setup and test execution
• Coach and mentor junior development engineers, providing guidance on assignments
• Assign and define work to interns and/or external contractors
• Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external partners
• Document developed product, including development and design report
• Additional duties as assigned
What do we offer?
We’ll give you everything you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training and lots of responsibility from the start. In return for your exceptional performance and consistent results, you’ll receive one-to-one career mentoring, as well as exciting opportunities domestically and internationally.
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with little or no construction experience. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.
What you need is:
• Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering or design engineering, required; Master of Science, preferred
• Minimum six (6) years of product development experience, required
• Demonstrated knowledge of drawing features (dimensions, tolerances, design know-how) so that full specification can be made that is understood by internal and external stakeholders
• Demonstrate knowledge of types of steel materials used for producing typical Firestop products (Cast in, collars, pass through devices)
• Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing technologies such as stamping/bending, welding, roll forming
used for producing typical Firestop products
• Familiarity with development tools such as Design of Experiments (DoE), Morphological Box and Failure
Mode Effects and Analysis (FMEA)
• Proficiency in UG NX 10 and ECTR, required
• Basic understanding of design to cost methodology
• Knowledge of Hilti Firestop Systems product portfolio and key applications such as through penetrations
and joints, understanding of building codes and compartmentation.
• Strong understanding of testing and approvals required for Installation products
• Grasp of design variables that can be manipulated to get different levels of performance and/or cost
• Basic knowledge of finite element analysis
• Demonstrated situational leadership skills
• Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural project teams
• High commitment, self-responsibility and customer orientation
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Work is typically performed in a test lab environment working with heavy machinery and hazardous materials; occasional visits to job sites, required.
Up to 10% domestic and international travel, required.
Adverse Working Conditions:
• Job requires walking on construction sites and uneven surfaces, ladders & stairs during all seasons of the year
• Depending on geography employees may be exposed to adverse heat or cold exposure
• Construction jobsites may also expose employee to excessively loud noises
• Test lab environment working with heavy machinery and exposure to hazardous materials
Safety Equipment Required:
• Hardhat, safety vest, safety glasses, gloves, steel toe boots and long pants required for working jobsites
• Must observe and abide by all safety regulations as required by Hilti, Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), and General Contractors
• Ear protection is strongly encouraged and may be required on some jobsites
• Must be able to walk on construction projects and able to lift and carry as much as 65 pounds
Hilti, Inc is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.