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R&D Engineer

Company: JELD-WEN, Inc.
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Our Company

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world's largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings.

Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples' workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

Summary: As a pioneer in designing open spaces, a Window and Door company is seeking a creative and dynamic member to design and development of new innovative products. Responsibilities will include improvements to existing product to improve performance or manufacturability. The Product Engineer 2 will be supporting the development of high quality aluminum extrusions, contemporary wood products and product test support. It involves working in a fast-paced environment in support of new product development and innovation. Working closely with Senior Product/Product Engineers and Designer/Drafting department team members to carry out a variety of product designs and projects by adapting and applying engineering techniques, materials and concepts.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
This is a Mid-Level Position and requires some training and supervision by Senior Product Engineers and Product Engineering Manager Level.
Manage design projects with some complexity.
Manage/supervise work done by Designers and Product Engineer 1.
Apply engineering background to develop unique solutions to problems.
Leader/Member of brainstorming groups.
Leader/Member of design reviews.
Identify the requirements of product development projects on a per project basis and work through the group to fulfill those requirements.
Participate as a team member and at times lead multi-disciplinary teams.
Coordinate testing and certification of all the products under his/her jurisdiction.
Communicate with suppliers as required.
Review drawings and Product Change Requests for accuracy.
Creates mechanical/architectural drawings with a mid-level of complexity by reviewing models, sketches, descriptions, specifications, and supporting documents; conferring with Product Engineers. The finished product must be a professional drawing package.
Prepares mid-level complex mechanical/architectural sketches and drawings by rendering sectional, auxiliary, and multi-views, sub-assemblies, pictorials, dimensions, and developments; producing two- and three-dimensional orthographic projections using computer aided design (CAD) and pictorial techniques; producing three-dimensional (3-D) models.
Prepares 3D models for Designers to break them down into assemblies, sub-assemblies and detail drawings.
Utilize the drawing number system within PDL/PDM.
Modifies drawings by analyzing, resolving, and incorporating changes.
Maintain the project information within PDL/Share Point.
Project time estimates
Notes - calculations - e-mail
Product Drawings
Cut Sheets - photocopies from supplier's catalogs with highlighted parts
Purchase Orders
Drawings - 11x17 prints
Red Lines
Perform preliminary drawing check before the drawing is submitted to Checker or Senior Product Engineer.
Performs preliminary bill of material check.
Generate/check bill of materials for the Data Department.
Checks drawings/work done by other Designers and Product Engineer 1.
Update red lines if required
Responsible for assisting in the Drawing, CAD and 3D Modeling Standards.
Communicate work load with Senior Product Engineer, Product Engineering Manager.
Build and test prototypes.
Maintain a sense of urgency/responsibility on a daily basis with all projects.
Ensure product designs are manufacturing friendly.
Review designs with plant personnel and JELD-WEN Engineering.
Work with and train Designers levels 1, 2, Senior and Product Engineers 1.
Evaluates materials and makes recommendations.
Keep abreast of changes in the industry, materials and process technologies.
Work with VP and GMs to ensure that Product Engineering is meeting their needs.
Perform thermal analysis
Represents department in interactions with internal departments, consultants and contractors and others.

BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or related technical degree.
Demonstrated ability to apply critical Engineering thought processes to engineer, design, develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address manufacturing operations.
Able to interface with outside suppliers and be able to co-design component parts with vendors if needed, or as directed by senior engineers.
CAD and Drafting Skills, AutoCAD, Inventor, 3D modeling, GD&T principles.
Understanding and application of tolerance and datum's and how to apply them.
Microsoft office (Word, Excel).
Experience: 3-7 years.
Mid-Level position in terms of the complexity of work.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Requires supervision and training by Senior Product Engineer.
Interfaces with outside suppliers.
Maintain a professional drawing system.
Proven track record for on time delivery and completion.

5-20% travel is anticipated.

Key Measurements/Points Of Evaluation
Performance evaluations will be administered in accordance with JELD-WEN Policies and Procedures.
Completes project within the estimated design hours as set forth by the Senior Product Engineers.
Drawing errors caught in the drawing check/approval process.
Red line drawing feedback.
Complexity of work.
Performance with respect to the duties and responsibilities.
Work Ethic
Ability to work with others.
Accepts change positively and helps others adapt to change.
Follows JELD-WEN policies and procedures.
On time and complete.
Positive attitude
Exemplify the JELD-WEN mission statement.
Work as a team.

JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Keywords: JELD-WEN, Inc., Oceanside , R&D Engineer, Engineering , Oceanside, California

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