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Product Design Engineer

Company: H.O. Bostrom Company Inc.
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

At H.O. Bostrom, the Product Design Engineer assumes responsibility for full product design and project management responsibilities - from design conception through final production. Responsible for directing the work of Designers and technicians, and providing technical support to fabricators, welders and assemblers. Assure final product quality through a commitment to high quality and accurate designs, bills of materials, testing, work instructions, timely support and finished product audits.


As the Product Design Engineer, you will:

  • Plan and oversee all activities required for new product development, and for improvements to existing products, with minimal supervision:
  • Work with customers and sales team to define product requirements.
  • Develop quality standards for new components and assemblies.
  • Prepare and maintain project plans for status reporting.
  • Lead design team in the development of new products that meet customer specifications.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and suppliers to ensure designs are robust and cost effective.
  • Develop test plans and document testing in accordance with recognized standards.
  • Participate in product testing, from setup to reporting and approval.
  • Oversee and assign CAD tasks to Designers assigned to projects.
  • Create bills of material & routings for entry into ERP System.
  • Facilitate or participate in pilot runs and assess need for design changes after product release.
  • Act a Subject Matter Expert for assigned product lines and components.
  • Assist customers with troubleshooting and questions on assigned product lines.
  • Maintain organized documentation of all new and existing product variations in accordance with the HO Bostrom Quality System.
  • Assist design group and internal customers with answers to technical questions and in troubleshooting related to assigned components.
  • Use SolidWorks 3D CAD to generate preliminary models and drawings of new components and assemblies.
  • Become familiar with requirements of industry and regulatory standards relating specifically to seating design and occupant safety. Standards include Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, American Bureau of Shipping, European (ECE), to name a few.
  • Prepare Cost estimates of product configurations.
  • Prepare Engineering Change Orders.
  • Create, review, correct, and approve drawings, instructions, procedures and related documentation.
  • Write test reports and other summaries of investigations


Experience, Skills and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of project management experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
  • Design experience with sheet-metal, tubing, welded assemblies, and molded plastics.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and ERP/MRP software.
  • Experience working in a company with certified quality system is preferred.
  • A background in the design of seating products would be a definite plus.


At H.O. Bostrom Company, you will be part of a team that is dedicated to providing a better seating experience in work-specific vehicles. We offer outstanding opportunities to become high-visibility players within a very employee-oriented, dynamic, and growing organization. You will have an opportunity to make a significant impact!


H.O. Bostrom Company's continued success is driven by a knowledgeable, dedicated team of employees who are committed to innovative approaches, technical excellence and first-class customer service. We provide a competitive salary and benefits program including:


  • Quality, cost effective health care
  • Wellness incentive programs
  • Disability and life insurance to protect your financial security
  • Flexible spending programs
  • 401k savings plan with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Corporate bonus programs


H.O. Bostrom Company is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other classes protected by applicable law. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: H.O. Bostrom Company Inc., Waukesha , Product Design Engineer, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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