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Manufacturing Engineer

Houston, Texas
1 Sep 2022

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what's possible? 

Southwire Job Description

Product engineers are responsible for designing commercial products and their associated manufacturing processes. They coordinate with the product development team to turn ideas into marketable products based on industry research and market regulations.

Product Engineer Responsibilities:
    Design and draft the engineering drawings of products using designing and simulation software 
    Develop fabrication drawings for sheet metal shop to use
    Developing design ideas based on customer interests, budgets, and market research.
    Selecting product materials and designing the product manufacturing process.
    Meeting with the development team to discuss product ideas.
    Test products (prototypes) & adjust design via simulation software and evaluate the product prototype to identify potential safety hazards
Product Engineer Requirements:
    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering field
    Previous experience working as a product engineer.
    In-depth knowledge of Solidworks, CAD, AutoCAD, and CAM software.
    In-depth knowledge of Electrical codes and wiring diagrams  
    Verifiable experience with SAP or similar ERP programs.
    Background with use ISO and engineering repository software
    Experience with 3D printing.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Good project management skills.
    Creative and passionate about creating solutions to customer problems
    Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
    Able to work in seated in front of a computer for long hours at a time
    Product engineer will be able to create 2D drawing from 3D models & ability and experience in creating drawings/models from actual parts. 

    Capable of creating and using .stp files for production 

    Product engineers need to be open to teamwork because they regularly collaborate with Manufacturing, Sales, Quality, Product development teams and other Engineers to brainstorm, design and create products. With a team-oriented attitude, product engineers can complete their job duties effectively.
Creative thinking
    Creative thinking is an essential skill for product engineers. Their jobs require them to design prototypes and come up with unique solutions for defects. They must think creatively to identify which materials would work best to construct the product while maintaining cost-effective measures that benefit the company.
Interpersonal communication
    Interpersonal communication is the ability of someone to adapt their communication methods to accommodate different relationships adequately. Product engineers need excellent interpersonal communication skills because they not only communicate with other engineering professionals, but also communicate with other teams in the manufacturing environment.


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Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 700173802-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application