Job ID: 40840
Product Development Engineer
Are you looking to make a difference on a dynamic team with the opportunity to grow professionally? Do you have experience with hydraulics development and proven leadership skills? Our client has an outstanding opportunity for a talented Engineer in the Portland, Oregon area.

 As one of the global leaders in their industry, they have been building relationships while developing great products for over 90 years. They have great teams, stimulating projects, and big challenges within their hands-on engineering development center in the Portland area.  

Our client is looking for an energetic individual who will have a positive influence on the organization and the Hydraulics Development team.  In this role, you will be creating, modifying, and implementing designs to address customer needs. Interacting with all aspects of the organization – including manufacturing, supply chain, and service – is a significant portion of the responsibility to ensure that they deliver quality products that meet customer expectations. Your experience and leadership will be key to their continued development successes.  

Integrate input into the creation and modification of designs for components, assemblies, and systems.
Perform calculations to meet defined system performance, efficiency and quality objectives.
Coordinate and develop system design to meet reliability and durability requirements.
Document designs through creation of drawings, engineering lists, change notices, and/or validation plans and test reports.
Provide basic input to the concept phase of projects.

Minimum of B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical emphasis preferred).
5+ years of experience in product development preferred, including:
Participating in cross-functional teams on technical projects;
A proven track record of delivering high quality work on schedule;
Developing system and component level requirements and specifications from customer level requirements.
Specialized knowledge of drafting practices, CAD skills, engineering analysis, and design layouts.
Basic knowledge of vehicle/automotive technology. Exposure to, and interest in, industrial equipment (materials handling, automotive, agricultural or similar) is highly desirable.

Consistent demonstration of the following:
Technical ability to execute established procedures with attention to detail ensuring accuracy in design, testing and documentation.
Creative problem solving to accomplish practical, meaningful results. Adaptable approach consistent with the needs of a variety of situations.
Good judgement and a realistic understanding of issues; take decisive actions to develop product and to overcome potential project roadblocks.
Strategically apply basic principles and methods to resolve product issues in a manner consistent with business needs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Communicates upward and downward within a matrix organization with the appropriate level of information.
Work well with other employees and other department: solicit opinions from coworkers, support group decisions, and display team spirit. Be open minded and flexible enough to work effectively in an environment where project priorities shift in response to customer needs.
High drive for results achievement supported by effective organizational skills and time management.


About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.



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