Research and Development Engineer I

Job Summary: The Technology Development Engineer is responsible for supporting innovation efforts and the development of new product, new processes, and product enhancements. Under general guidance, the Technology Development Engineer completes tasks related to project management, design, fabrication, research, and testing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The development of new products and processes through research, design, prototype creation, testing, and evaluation.
  • Project management and logistical duties associated with innovation projects.
  • Work with team designers and technicians to create prototypes for testing, analysis, and fabrication; check and review 3D models, drawings, and fabricated parts.
  • Test and evaluate prototypes and new processes in light of innovation goals and criteria.
  • Define experimental parameters and methods; organize necessary tools, personnel, apparatus, schedules, and data collection; participate in and delegate experiments and tests as necessary.
  • Work with Numerical Technicians to define analysis parameters and methods; organize model setup, define desired data collection, and review results; participate in and delegate numerical simulations as necessary.
  • Compile, document, and review data; evaluate performance, update relevant team members, and iterate through the design process for product / process improvement.
  • Prepare summary reports and data plots to communicate results and progress.
  • Assist in observing and evaluating new technology performance in piloting and plant scenarios.
  • Knowledge of Crown products and processes including Preparation, Extraction, and Liquids.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education

  • BS in Mechanical or Civil Engineering

Experience

  • Entry level with co-op experience a plus.

Specific Skills

  • Self motivated.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers, and vendors.
  • Able to apply principle of logical and scientific thinking to a wide range of innovation and development initiatives.
  • Able to communicate design and prototype concepts with sketching and CAD.
  • Able to review 3D models and fabrication drawings.
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, calculations, and test results.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.

  • Knowledge and experience in Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, Systems & Controls, Tribology, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • General and working knowledge of chemical and process-modeling software such as ChemCAD or Aspen.
  • General and working knowledge of data acquisition methods, analysis tools, software, and programming such as Labview, Matlab.
  • General and working knowledge / experience in CFD and FEA and capable of defining and reviewing numerical models and results in software such as ANSYS, CFX, and Fluent.

  • Working knowledge and ability of 3D design and related tools including Inventor, AutoCAD, Vault.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to bend and move about.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger and hand dexterity required to manipulate objects.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to physically lift and carry up to 10lbs.
  • Ability to travel either internationally and domestically up to 10% of the time.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

LANGUAGE:

  • English

 

 

 

 

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