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Product Design Engineer

Posted 6 days ago

Position: Product Design Engineer
Location: Olean, NY 14760
Term: 3 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Work safely following all corporate / local procedures and timely completion of all required safety training.
  • Maintain accurate and organized engineering records.
  • Follow all processes and obtain necessary approvals where required.
  • Perform engineering investigation and analysis of various compressor and expander designs to determine feasibility of rerate, revamp, and upgrades that can add performance/reliability capabilities to the machinery and also extend its useful life.
  • Collaborate with the solution development team in the development of commercial offerings, as required.
  • Provide necessary engineering to support design and manufacture of replacement machinery, machinery revamps, and machinery upgrades, e.g. compressors, expanders, pumps.
  • Lead product engineering design coordination, collaboration, and moderation of complex technical matters with stakeholders including: CAD Designers; various Specialist Engineers, e.g. aero/thermo-dynamicists, rotor-dynamicists, metallurgists, solid mechanics analysts, manufacturing engineers, etc, and field service personnel.
  • Design special tooling/fixtures/components to support routine or special project tasks related to product maintenance and testing.
  • Perform design analysis and make effective decisions within approved guidelines and established product standards.
  • Ensure product designs are in accordance with contract requirements for the supply of hardware.
  • Identify deviations to established standards for management approval.
  • Participate in coordination, collaboration, and moderation of technical matters with stakeholders from manufacturing and supply chain, e.g. 1) Investigate deviations and provide corrective actions; 2) review and approve first article process qualification reports associated with new processes or suppliers.
  • Analyze test results (field or factory), to evaluate and determine if thermodynamic performance, design performance, quality, and operating characteristics are compliant with product design.
  • Participate in and/or conduct process and design FMEA and RCA as a part of cross-functional team, as required.
  • Provide leadership and technical direction to repair operations in the inspection, repair, overhaul and remanufacturing process on legacy and non-legacy machinery.
  • Participate in development, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of design tools, product improvements, and engineering standards associated with design, manufacturing, testing, and repair of turbomachinery products.
  • Other miscellaneous duties to support the product lines success.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. (Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerodynamic, or equivalent degrees from an ABET accredited college/university)
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and international with short notice estimated 5-15%.
  • Working foundational knowledge of these subjects is required, machinery design, rotordynamics, strength-of-materials / solid mechanics, materials-of-construction selection, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to perform detailed engineering calculations.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and individually with the same enthusiasm and intensity.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills.
  • Possess and demonstrate a high degree of tact and professionalism, and be capable of interacting with Management, Peers, Shop Personnel, and Clients.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Solid computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-Point) and basic 2D/3D CAD.
Even better if you have:
  • Master’s degree.
  • High level knowledge of these subjects thermodynamics, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, rotordynamics, strength-of-materials / solid mechanics, materials-of-construction selection, machinery design.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Siemens / Dresser-Rand’s products and services.
  • Experience working with rotating machinery / turbo-machinery such as centrifugal/radial compressors, axial compressors, expanders.
  • Possess fundamental knowledge of turbomachinery theory and thorough understanding of standard engineering principles.
  • Experience working for a major rotating equipment supplier, machinery reliability engineer, and/or EPC.
  • Experience with machinery design, production, and/or or servicing.
  • Familiarity and experience with industry standards such as ASME and API.