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Product Development Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Reference #: 11032017

Job Information:

ESP International is a global company providing high quality, cost effective mechanical components and assemblies with high level engineering and leading edge logistical support to such nationally recognized original equipment manufacturers as John Deere, CNH, Arctic Cat, and Polaris. Due to increasing sales, we are seeking a Product Development Engineer.

The Product Development Engineer works within the engineering design group to research, analyze, design and test innovative products and/or improve current products. Identifies and executes testing needed to launch products and works with Sales and Marketing to coordinate and perform commercialization activities for products in a fast paced and growing product development environment.

  • Works with a cross functional team from Engineering, Quality, Sales and Marketing to develop and implement a standard commercialization process for new products.
  • Utilizes computational design justification techniques such as FEA, CFD and other computer aided techniques to scrutinize product designs before prints are released to produce prototypes.
  • Develops and implements mechanical test protocols according to ASTM, SAE, ISO or other applicable standards and coordinates the activities required to fabricate test parts and complete verification/validation testing.
  • Communicates with established suppliers during the design phase to review product designs for manufacturability.
  • Oversees the Engineering testing center ensuring timely completion of testing requests, prioritizes testing queue based on product assessment / corporate need, and makes recommendations for testing capacity improvements.
  • Works with Marketing to develop product launch technical documents, training materials, and technical presentations for customers, engineering, sales and Marketing on the product features and benefits.

The ideal candidate is a keen problem solver with a unique ability to think on their feet.  Candidate must be a self-starter who is results oriented and comfortable taking initiative from start to finish. A Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required.
 ESP International offers a friendly, rewarding work environment and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are interested in becoming the next member of our respected team, please apply online at and click on the “Careers” tab.

Posted 11/03/17

Job ID: 29347162