Product Engineer - Polymer Concrete - Sweetwater, TN

Sweetwater, TN, US, 37874

Oldcastle Infrastructure

 

 

Job ID:  493918

Exempt

 

Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.

 

Position Overview

 

The Product Engineer is responsible for new product design and existing product enhancement to support Oldcastle Infrastructure’s growing business. They will be responsible for all design tasks and aspects within the Polymer Concrete product category including commercial support and collaboration with operation and product management teams.

The Product Engineer – Polymer Concrete will create enclosures that provide medium to heavy duty solutions for vaults, splice boxes and meter boxes ideal for any industry – municipal water, telecommunications, and other commercial and industrial applications.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Establish design specifications based on industry and customer standards and expectations
  • Perform, oversee, and direct product design and detailing along with product prototyping and testing of Polymer Concrete enclosures with accompanying components/accessories
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team, utilizing a stage-gate product development process led by Product Management, to bring a product from concept to commercial release
  • Coordinate internal and third-party testing and prototyping of product
  • Collaborate with Operations in the design and implementation of tooling, automation, and assembly processes. Ensure manufacturability of designs and a seamless introduction of those designs to production
  • Establish product specifications, material standards, and testing requirements for operations’ teams based on industry and customer expectations
  • Product design calculations and 3D modeling of designs
  • Verify designs including suitable simulation - Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Partner with Drafting team to review/create customer details, product designs and drawings
  • Provide technical support and expertise for quality standards and certifications
  • Set goals and objectives for internal and external customer projects
  • Maintain existing regulatory approvals and assist commercial team in acquiring of new approvals
  • Create SKU’s and Bills of Material
  • Attend job sites and customer meetings as needed to provide technical support
  • Research new technologies to ensure Oldcastle remains at the forefront of the industry
  • Support maintenance and improvement of product through change management process
  • Support the Sales and Customer Service teams in pre-sale and post-sale strategies including answering customer questions and investigating product inquiries/issues

 

Competencies, Education, and Experience

 

  • Strong technical ability and 5+ years relevant product development and hands-on work experience with physically manufactured product(s). Being an accredited PE/PEng or EIT is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering, or related field
  • A pro-active collaborative individual with a passion for excellent product and continuous improvement as well as a keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional team in a fast-paced product development environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in 3D modeling and document management software, preferably with Inventor/Vault and SolidWorks/PDM
  • Proficient in applicable simulation analysis software tools
  • Demonstrated ability to understand regulatory code/standards and achieve product compliance
  • Experience in polymer concrete manufactured products for infrastructure construction preferred
  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:
    • Familiarity with ANSI/SCTE 77 along with associated testing
    • Knowledge of the Water and Telecommunication industries
    • FMEA, Tolerance stack analysis, DFMA
    • Lean Manufacturing

 

Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands

 

  • Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, strength to lift and carry files and products weighing up to 40 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone
  • Must be able to work in plant production environment as needed to validate designs, review progress on special projects, perform job safety analysis, and other tasks which will result in some exposure to noise, dust, cold, etc.
  • Must be able to wear PPE when applicable and follow all safety measures
  • Overnight/Business Travel approximately 20% within the US, Canada, and Mexico

 

What CRH Offers You

 

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

 

 

About CRH

 

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

 

If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

 

Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions (OES), a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 

 

 

Date:  Mar 29, 2024


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