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Daifuku Web Holding Company WYN - Senior Product Development Engineer in Walker, Michigan


Develops new products for conveyor systems and applications, leads work teams, and mentors less-senior team members. Works on usually mid-sized, moderately complex projects

  • Conceives, designs, develops, and engineers mid-sized, moderately complex new conveyor fabricated products that add value and meet customer needs
  • Leads work teams and mentors less-senior team members
  • Performs engineering calculations to ensure a robust design, including horsepower, stress, torque, deflection, torsion, overhung load, sortation rate, cycle rate, air consumption, and amperage draw
  • Ensures that new products are safe, reliable and easy to maintain
  • Selects appropriate and cost-effective purchased products
  • Analyzes data to identify trends in usage, cost, performance, and reliability
  • Develops and executes test plans for concepts and prototypes to establish operational parameters
  • Uses modeling and simulation tools to prove or disprove designs
  • Partners with the Design team, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Purchasing, and Administration
  • Travels up to 20%
  • Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering or Product Development or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in material handling industry
  • Experience in conveyor systems with carton handling or pallet handing
  • Experience with Motor Driven Roller (MDR), Sortation Technologies, installation, project management, electrical, or EPDM administration
  • Knowledge of design and development of conveyor-related products
  • Knowledge conveyor equipment individually and on a system level
  • Knowledge of competitors’ products
  • Knowledge of plastics, metals, alloys, and chemistry
  • Knowledge of design cost, budgets, and expenditures
  • Ability to use Excel to sort large data tables and create calculation tables and PowerPoint to create visual explanations
  • Proficient with MS Office, 3D SolidWorks, EPDM, and simulation modules
  • Ability to lead a team and accomplish project goals effectively
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple project assignments and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced results-oriented environment
  • Strong organizational skills to meet project plans and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies
  • Collaborative and team-oriented

# of Openings: 1

Company Division: WYN