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Sustaining Engineer Specialist

Company: PGT Inovations
Location: nokomis
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

* Works with customers, sales representatives, service representatives and quality technicians to gather information and data useful for design improvements.

* Develops project timeline and costing and periodically reviews with leadership and/or cross-functional work teams.

* Designs/re-designs products to meet or exceed market needs. Work to include B.O.M., manufacturing formulas, design specifications/tolerances, and parts/fabrication drawings.

* Works with vendors in the development of designs, particularly extrusion die designs.

* Approves and submits designs of new and existing dies, vendor dies and purchased parts.

* Facilitates design review sessions and communicates project status to supervisor, co-workers and management.

* Coordinates product testing (in-house and formal lab tests), including obtaining sample parts, building prototypes, scheduling tests and communicating results.

* Communicates fabrication requirements to Tooling and Process Engineering staff for tool design, plant layout and process flow.

* Leads production pilot of new or reconfigured product designs with assistance from Manufacturing, Quality and Process Engineering Departments. Assists Manufacturing Department, as needed, during full production start-up.

* Provides technical support to customers via phone, e-mail, occasional field calls and job specific certifications.

* Approves or rejects temporary deviations and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and updates B.O.M. and drawings accordingly.

* Provides technical support to Manufacturing Department and aids in root cause analysis of build problems.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* None

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

* Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or two years experience in fenestration design

* Drafting ability to clearly develop ideas in the form of working drawings

* Auto CAD proficiency preferred

* Ability to perform comparative analysis to qualify product certifications

* Ability to read and understand building codes

* Must gain familiarity with manufacturing processes, material selection and product testing procedures

LANGUAGE / COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Must write clearly and concisely

* Must use courtesy and tact with internal and external customers

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

* Proficient in algebra, geometry and trigonometry

REASONING ABILITY:

* Ability to establish priorities, plan, document and monitor

* Must be able to assess complex situations and make appropriate decisions

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

* None required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Minimal physical demands, such as occasional bending, stooping and walking

* Generally work in air-conditioned, smoke-free office environment

* Must occasionally work in un-air-conditioned plant environment

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to travel occasionally domestically

More frequent travel to CGI and WinDoor facilities may be necessary during key projects.

Occasional: activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequent: activity exists 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Keywords: PGT Inovations, Captiva , Sustaining Engineer Specialist, Other , nokomis, Florida

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