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Product Development Engineer in Erlanger, KY at ANCRA INTERNATIONAL, LLC

Date Posted: 6/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Erlanger, KY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/4/2019

Job Description

ANCRA CARGO is the industry leader in Load Securement Innovation. Our focus is on distributing cargo restraint systems as well as product innovation and light assembly for the heavy-duty trucking industry. We strive to be a community of people that respect each other, create products that surpass our customer’s expectations and take seriously our commitment to safety, both here and when our products hit the road. 

Position Summary: Ancra International, the leading manufacturer and supplier or Cargo Control Products in North America is currently looking to hire an experienced Product Engineer in our Erlanger, KY corporate headquarters. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, and working closely with the Senior New Product Development Engineer, this position is responsible for researching and developing ideas and processes for new products for the Ancra Cargo Control business. The Product Engineer improves upon the performance and design of existing products and oversees production and packaging of final product. This position requires an energetic and flexible individual who is detail oriented and a strong communicator to champion new products through the organization.

Key Responsibilities and Priorities:

  • Design, develop and prototype new products in accordance with company Product Development Process (PDP) requirements through engineering testing and analysis, consistent with customer expectation
  • Evaluate, document, and implement potential design and process changes to improve existing product performance, manufacturability, safety or cost
  • Develop timelines and cost estimates for development tasks and appraise management of performance against plan
  • Strong knowledge of good manufacturing practices, quality system requirements, and internal procedures
  • Identify, develop and implement pre-production assembly methods and equipment; Coordinate with OEM vendor activities relative to communication of specifications, development schedules, and system compatibility
  • Create production drawings with bills of material and specifications as needed and provide the Ancra quality team with detailed inspection points for quality assurance
  • Transfer of designs to manufacturing through liaison with manufacturing engineering and external suppliers
  • Oversee product testing and analysis to determine product safety and efficacy
  • Writing of warning statements, instructions & technical bulletins
  • Support sales and marketing functions through attendance at trade shows and customer visits

Qualification Requirements:  

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a related field (automotive, aerospace, heavy duty trucking or consumer products manufacturing preferred)
  • Electromechanical experience a plus

  • Critical Skills and Competencies:
  • Mechanical design experience
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes including machining, stamping, forming and plastics molding
  • 3D CAD required. Solidworks preferred. AutoCAD/Draftsight 2D experience a plus
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Analytical/Problem Solving
  • Project/Time Management
  • Written Communication
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Customer-oriented
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment