As a Product Design Engineer and a key member of the Product Development Team, you start your day eager to contribute your expertise to ongoing development projects. You join a product development scrum where the entire Product Development Team comes together to review progress. During the scrum, you learn that the beta site customer is thrilled with your new design, which has proven to be twice as productive as competing products. Your contribution as a Product Design Engineer played a significant role in driving the success of
Marketing and Sales launch their campaign, using hard data from beta sites, and schedule three demos. As the Product Design Engineer, you’re excited to attend one of the demos to observe the product in action and ensure that the results are consistent with the beta tests. Everything is beating projections and so you prepare to pick up that next project!
The Product Development Team, including you as a key member, discusses a potential next project that addresses a process and tooling problem causing production slowdowns and significant costs in the industry. You actively contribute to the initial project scope, ready to create innovative solutions within the given timeframe.
You consult with the Vice President of Technology and go to work designing a few concepts. In the following weeks, the Marketing team engages three customers for input via conferencing and two site visits, while you focus on refining the design. You lead design for
manufacturability reviews with Manufacturing, and prototypes are created from your design. Alpha testing goes smoothly, with only a few changes to consider. With the approval of the Project Team, you proceed to beta testing. This involves two of the three customers in the program. After training them on effective tool usage and collecting data for two days, beta testing concludes.
In collaboration with the Marketing team, you engage the Mechanical Designers to implement the final design changes, create part numbers, bills of material, drawings, and an operating instruction manual. You review the new product with the Manufacturing Team
before giving the green light for production.
Finally, the Marketing team informs everyone of the new product offering and schedules a training session to review its features. A month later, the Sales team secures five new orders—your design is a resounding success!
Every day you will be doing work that really matters. As a Product Design Engineer, you’ll be helping customers solve their business challenges through your exceptional designs.