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Product Development Engineers design high-quality and functional products for companies. Their duties include updating their knowledge about consumer trends, improving existing products, determining how their designs influence cost and quality, and using specialized computer software to create designs. The ideal candidate should showcase in his or her resume engineering and manufacturing expertise, creativity, computer proficiency, teamwork, and manufacturing experience. The most successful resume samples make display of a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

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Product Development Engineer

Optimized iPhone 5S CG glue dispensing cycle time by 37% while maintaining overall push force and glue overflow.

  • Improved iPhone 5C internal assembly yield by 10% by analyzing CPK report, determining the root cause and proposing modification on assembly fixture.
  • Reduced early development lead-time by implementing magnesium die-casting process that replaces traditional sheet metal stamping and forging on an internal iPhone 5C component.
  • Increased effective thread depth of screw holes by 9% by proposing milled pilot hole on iPhone 5S housing.
  • Optimized liquid glue viscosity and dispense method to avoid using lower push-force film adhesive.
  • Collaborated closely with multi-disciplinary group including process engineering, tool design engineering, quality control, reliability testing, manufacturing, business and operations.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BSE
Mechanical Engineering
2

Product Development Engineer

Manage multiple development projects as Technical Project Lead; plan and coordinate all facets of projects, including project scope, requirements gathering, workflow prioritization, budget administration, resource allocation, and testing activities. Communicate with key stakeholders in various areas, including Marketing, Regulatory, Safety / Toxicology, Quality, Operations, and International Marketing; guide contracted manufacturers and vendors located in China and Switzerland to manufacture products developed, ensuring on-time completion. Facilitate consumer guidance meetings to conduct tests for market feedback. Integrate Design for Lean Six Sigma (DLSS) techniques in order to optimize product development; lead project design reviews that include design input, design output, FMEA evaluation, and FTA analysis. Supervise design review teams comprised of up to 10 members.

  • Served as Project Lead for numerous development projects that were successfully launched, generating $1M-$10M annually in incremental sales.
  • Decreased top consumer complaints more than 50%; developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for complaint management.
  • Implemented established testing protocols; introduced new testing procedures that resolved identified gaps in data.
  • Led mapping of PLM specification system for medical devices; efforts facilitated efficient product development activities.
  • Instrumental in analyzing and reducing product costs through good-to-great product cost reductions.
  • Integral during product integrations; prioritized workflow to ensure smooth transition from purchase of product brand through integration within existing product portfolio.
  • Drove productivity and enhanced product development by delivering hands-on training sessions to summer interns and new associate engineers regarding standard procedures for design history files, complaint management, and product testing.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Biomedical Engineering
3

Product Development Engineer

Led the team responsible for quality, technical verification, purchases process, and business alliance of all chemical materials such as: adhesives, automotive paint, insulators, and labels among others; required for the assembly of Mitsubishi Motors units. Handled budget 5 MM USD.

  • Contributed to the production of first ever SUV assembled in Venezuela by coordinated the chemical material team internal and 100+ suppliers, conducting extensive research with local suppliers (DuPont, Axalta, Henkel, 3M) to replace Japanese chemical materials by local products.
  • Boosted revenue by 35% by achieved new business alignment.
  • Generated a new procedure to coordinate the laboratory tests for chemical materials, reducing the lead-time by 2 months for development of new products.
  • Created the Bill of Materials for the Montero Sport SUV using the SAP platform as a foundational tool for analysis, which supported product development.
  • Helped ensure new business alliance with TATA Motors Corp., by consolidated the proper preparation of Program Description (PD), verifying the building list, assembly knock down kit, and localizing the automotive parts. Project: $45 MM.
  • Optimized, improved and reduced costs of welding and painting process by 15% by analyzing process and production engineer proposals.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Mechanical Engineering
MA
Master of Arts
4

Senior Product Development Engineer - Advanced Vehicle Technology

Promoted to calibrate the supervisory controls strategy for an $89.1M joint venture with the Department of Energy (DOE) focused on demonstrating a 50% increase in freight efficiency through the use of hybrid technology. Collaborated with a cross functional team of engineers focused on the development, calibration, testing, and improvement of parts for those vehicles. Special emphasis was placed on the integration of the supervisory controls, battery management system and one off prototype transmission.

  • Spearheaded the calibration of an innovative dual-mode hybrid semi-tractor supervisory controls strategy that increased fuel economy and vehicle performance while reducing emissions.
  • Played key role on the team that reduced gear shift times up to 65% and drastically improved performance through an optimized gear-shifting algorithm featuring multiple operation modes.
  • Drove the development of an exclusive hill descent mode through simulation based CAE tools.
  • Led the development of a power management solution to protect the batteries from damaging currents.
  • Demonstrated and presented the vehicle to political figures, DOE and [company name] executives.
  • Conceived and/or developed multiple inventions relating to the DOE SuperTruck program.
  • Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in Class 8 Hybrid Vehicle technologies.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Mechanical Engineering
5

Product Development Engineer

Managed and responsible for the design creation, testing, releasing and launch of a $6.5 million dollar injection molded cost and weight savings program

  • Supported pre-launch and launch builds by providing onsite engineering support
  • Developed torque values and installation sequences on installation sheets to insure consistent assembly
  • Led and created two dFMEA documents for interior component systems
  • Identified, alerted management and corrected multiple issues regarding design and direction of program
  • Initiated coordination with nine engineers and various cross functional groups to update design, understand deliverables and achieve customer and engineering requirements
  • Increased overall cost savings for program by $150,000 per year by improving the previous design and meeting all engineering and customer requirements
  • Led multiple in field failure investigations to determine root cause while implementing both short and long term corrective actions
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineer Senior Design Expo
6

Product Development Engineer II

Product development and operation management; technical requirement definition, project execution and scheduling, resource management of internal engineering group and vendors, and production launch support.

  • Reviewed service data to provide traffic forecast, capacity planning and product roadmap.
  • Designed work-path and launched Picture messaging service for Blackberry (curve 8350).
  • Enhanced transaction throughput by doubling system capacity, decreasing delivery delay 20% and workflow re-design for exceptional failure cases, increasing 1.2% successful delivery rates.
  • Implemented enhanced features and backup delivery methods to avoid service loss during outage conditions, preventing 1.1M service failures during holidays in 2010.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Computer Science And Engineering
MA
Computer Science And Engineering
7

Lead New Product Development Engineer

Wrote Business Cases which looked at the economics (NPV, IRR, & Payback) and technical relevant of projects

  • Managed and led a team of thirty individuals across various organizations to test and certification of Cisco's CRS-1 as an edge routing platform - capital & expense $51M
  • Managed and led a team of fifteen on the testing and certification efforts of Cisco's GSRs routers running IOS-XR - capital & expense $17.8M
  • Created project scope, gathered requirements, engaged various factories, & secured and managed (capital and expense) dollars for multiyear, multimillion dollar projects
  • Ran two out of four highly visible projects that saved AT&T an estimated $750M in expense dollars over three years
  • Prepared cost analysis for Executives, which compared vendors (Cisco & Juniper) unit cost; from my analysis, AT&T was able to drive down vendor CapEx cost by 8%
  • Performed annual network planning which helped AT&T to determine which projects should be considered portfolio or sustaining for the following year
  • Met with vendors to discuss and shape requirements to meet AT&T's edge network needs
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
MBA
Leadership
8

Product Development Engineer

Collaborated with Design Validation Team focusing on DDR interface. Introduced innovative solutions in the areas of
DDR design validation including test planning, test method generations, data analysis and debug for all DDR2/3 projects.

  • Developed optimized characterization flows for characterizing DDR specs, collected and analyzed validation data and provided inputs to EDS, Design and HVM teams.
  • Accomplished the validation process for DMI, USB2 and PLLs and legacy interfaces.
  • Collaborated with engineering on validation techniques of parallel and serial interfaces.
  • Produced Design of Experiments, which consists of additional experiments to cover high-risk areas.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Electrical Engineering
MA
Electrical Engineering
9

Senior Product Development Engineer

Designed, developed, and implemented numerous consumer garden, automotive, and mechanical hand tools. Accountable for all aspects of product development from concept through production. SolidWorks and AutoCAD were used for concept development and design. Products were manufactured by injection molding, forging, stamping, and casting production methods. Developed standards and procedures for optimizing product development and project management.

  • Conducted FEA analysis with Cosmos and VisualNastran 4D software.
  • Machined prototypes on a Roland MDX500 CNC machine.
  • Evaluated and conducted comparison analysis on new and existing products.
  • Traveled to China and visited the factories with production difficulties to resolve product non-conformance issues.
  • Identified, recruited, and managed two engineers and a SolidWorks operator in Armenia to assist the engineering department with development of new products. This farming out of projects increased engineering capacity at significant savings to the company due to the lower labor rates in Armenia.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
10

Product Development Engineer

Completed multiple vehicle packaging studies including packaging a new Allison Transmission into one of Navistar's class 8 tractors

  • Created custom configurations for JB Hunt's class 8 tractors which led to JB Hunt buying tractors solely from Navistar (approx. 2000 per year)
  • Created custom configuration layouts for various customers depending on specific customer applications/requests
  • Released new 33,000 LB GVWR frame rails specific to one of Navistar's vocational trucks
  • Designed raised switchback exhaust assembly for an application specific 24" ground clearance package
  • Resolved numerous design and assembly related issues that surfaced at Navistar's assembly plants
  • Responsible for maintaining and analyzing theoretical vehicle weights for the entire company (trucks and tractors) and improving theoretical weights that are provided to customers for both diesel and natural gas vehicles
  • Analyzed vehicle weighing processes at all North America assembly plants and came up with solution to obtain more accurate vehicle weights at all plants
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Mechanical Engineering

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