New Product Introduction Engineer (Thermal) in Raleigh, NC at Wakefield Thermal Solutions

Date Posted: 5/4/2022

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    Raleigh, NC
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Job Description

Wakefield Thermal is part of The Heico Companies, and in aggregate, Heico’s businesses generate more than $2 billion in revenues. Wakefield Thermal is a global leader in innovative thermal management solutions for a diverse range of markets. Building on over four decades of leadership and experience, Wakefield Thermal designs, manufactures and sells thermal management products that remove excess heat generated by electronic components. These products include heat sinks, extrusions, bonded fin assemblies, custom panels and enclosures, liquid cold plates, precision compression clamp systems, and accessory products.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Thermal Design Engineer will be a technical resource for both internal and external stakeholders as it relates to the design of our various, highly technical product offerings in the thermal design space. This position is a key partner within the New Product Introduction group and is a highly respected and collaborative position with tremendous opportunity for growth.


• In support of the pioneer status for the Wakefield Thermal Brand, develop targeted products for various market segments and introduce these new products into the distribution sales channel, including the identification of new products, and expansion of existing products.
• Responsible for the generation of technical documentation and will collaborate with the marketing group to develop sales/marketing literature.
• Liaise with purchasing to support new vendor development and existing vendor support. Support vendor qualifications and analyze their ability to meet the requirements of new and existing products.
• Research and recommend replacement/substitutions in the event of obsoletion or lack of availability.
• Research and stay abreast of market trends within the thermal design space and leverage this data to support competitive, and forward-thinking design work and product offerings.


• Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering, advanced degree highly desirable.
• 3-5 + years’ work experience in a similar role (product development) within a disciplined manufacturing environment.
• Ability to develop schedules for new product releases, set milestones, assess & mitigate risks, develop action plans, coordinate activities and drive results within cross-functional teams
• Advanced SolidWorks skills to include part/assembly modeling and drawing creation
(Thermal simulation a plus).
• A project leader with solid and proven project management skills.
• Proven analytical skills and sound structured approach.
• A high-energy, team player who is disciplined and methodical in their approach to their work.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee will use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and to use a computer keyboard with mouse for long periods of time. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.

Office, Plant, Warehouse, or Remote locations:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job in the Plant or Warehouse, the employee is exposed to noise and aluminum particles. The noise level is usually moderate but hearing protection may be required in designated areas. The employee is required to wear safety glasses when in the plant.
Conditions in remote locations vary, depending on the job requirements.