Feb 24, 2021Full time
Company Description Vulcan For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for its top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment. Our equipment is found in busy kitchens nationwide; target segments include large chain restaurants, emerging/regional chains, independent restaurants, K-12 schools, grocery and hotels/recreation. Vulcan is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.1 billion in 2019. Job Description SCOPE: To conceive, design, develop, and maintain products to achieve business unit and corporate goals. FUNCTION: Support and/or complete medium to high level, complex engineering tasks/projects as assigned to meet business objectives and product lines for the food service industry. EDUCATION: BS in Engineering required (BSME preferred). EXPERIENCE: 5+ years engineering experience related to product design and development in a manufacturing environment. SKILLS/ ABILITY: Bi-lingual Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English Adaptable, innovative, problem solving skills, sense of urgency, drive for continuous improvement. Ability to own a product line. Ability to manage and logically prioritize multiple tasks. 3D modeling using SolidWorks (Sheet Metal Experience preferred). Effective oral/written communication, listening skills, attention to detail. Capable of working through an engineering problem independently. Project focus: o Ability to plan. o Ability to clearly present design options. o Ability to evaluate cost, schedule, and technical variables. · Applicable computer skills using Microsoft Suite. · Organizational and interpersonal skills. · Knowledge of various manufacturing processes: machining, metal forming, assembly. · Adherence to standards, policies, and practices including safety and regulatory compliance. · Scientific approach, diligence in data gathering. · Basic shop skills, experience, ability to prototype. Qualifications PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS: · Demonstrated record of resourcefulness, creativity, and innovation. · Working knowledge of thermodynamic concepts. · Experience with value engineering, cost/benefit analysis, cost improvement. Familiarity with FMEA, CFD, electrical wiring experience Additional Information RESPONSIBILITIES: · Product design and design improvements of cooking equipment including: concept development, design validation, agency approval, print release, manufacturing evaluation, and product launch within a specified project timeline. · Clearly document and communicate improvements thru Product Change Notices. · Support and lead opportunities for product line simplification, in-lining, and growth. · Work closely with Tech Service and Operations to resolve warranty or vendor quality issues. · Proof of concept and proof of application in a test lab environment. · Participate in cost reduction projects and track annual cost reduction progress to established corporate goals. · Issue and support engineering documentation including bill of materials, drawings, work instructions, quality alerts, customer manuals, wiring diagrams, and spec sheets · Support sales, service, and marketing to resolve customer issues. · Interact directly with customers, including technical support calls and field site visits. · Learn and master applicable codes and standards including UL, ANSI, CSA, and NSF. OTHER REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORKING CONDITIONS: Office & R&D Laboratory Environment · Travel up to 25% · Hands on testing and/or trouble shooting · Lifting up to 50 lbs · Legally authorized to work in the United States. · You will work in a team-oriented office and lab environment. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.