Senior R&D Engineer, Manufacturing


CLIFTON, New Jersey
Posted On
July 22, 2020
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PTI has an immediate need for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. The successful candidate will lead and be responsible for the mechanical design of new products, assemblies, fixtures, and manufacturing cells. Duties include: Initial design creation, modeling, analysis, engineering, prototyping, iterative development, vendor selection and coordination, engineering documentation, supporting implementation of novel designs and process for R&D and production manufacturing on the factory floor.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze requirements and create / model concept designs
  • Develop, analyze, engineer, and model mechanical designs of metallic and polymeric composite components, assemblies, fixtures, and manufacturing equipment
  • Apply DFM to assess part / assemblies for mold-ability, producibility, with recommendations for design modifications to client as applicable
  • Construct prototypes
  • Support tool design, prototyping, and construction
  • Utilize GD&T tolerancing, create engineering documentation
  • Identify and engage subcontractors for outside operations
  • Interface with Maintenance, Quality, in-house Tool Shop, Administration and Operations
  • Monitor and report on project timeline (forecast vs actual) with updates to clients and PTI management
  • Provide business development timely and accurate design and engineering support for client proposals and quotes


  • BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Design
  • Minimum 6+ years hands-on experience in mechanical design of precision discrete parts, articles, mechanical assemblies, plastic over-molded assemblies, injection molded plastic and metal components for precision industries including Aerospace, Medical Device, Industrial, and/or Defense sectors
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills. Program management a plus
  • 3D CAD Proficiency (PTI runs SolidWorks)
  • Injection molding background (tooling, processing) a plus
  • Metal Injection Molding (MIM), powdered metallurgy background a plus
  • Experience within a manufacturing process development environment a plus
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