Product Development and Design Engineer

Kearney, MO

Industry: Engineering Job Number: Job-1864

Job Description

Product Development & Design Engineer


$90 - $100K


Kearney, MO


Interviewing over the next two weeks


Bell & Associates has been engaged by our client to help them find their next Product Development & Design Engineer.  This person will facilitate development and introduction of new products or product improvements and work within a team atmosphere with Marketing Product Management, Engineering, plant personnel and other departments as necessary to ensure execution of the production development process in a timely fashion and within the established cost parameters.  This includes development of product ideas, capital appropriation requests, product design, documentation and drawings, product certification and product start-up support.



  • In conjunction with the Product Managers, this person is responsible for the development and implementation of new products or improvements to existing products.

  • Facilitates the justification of new products by presenting Power Point presentations to senior management with mock-ups, capital requirements and financials that include long range forecast and capital payback.

  • Provides required leadership and teaming skills to coordinate between project engineers, R&D, vendors, tooling fabricators and plant personnel to ensure specifications, cost and optimum tool performance is achieved.

  • Tracks cost and timing using project software and publishes results to the Product Manager and the Engineering Manager.

  • Conducts competitor product analysis as necessary.

  • Creates component and assembly drawings.  

  • Uses design software to create detailed drawings of product parts and assemblies to established document standards.

  • Ensures product support documents, sales illustrations, Bills of Material, and installation instructions are created as required.  

  • Develops supporting technical product information such as formulas, test data, and general information.

  • Provides technical product support as necessary.

  • Answers questions, provides drawings, and performs investigations for customers, sales, service, QA and others as needed. 

  • Submits RFQs to qualified vendors with company s expectations with approved sourcing along with secondary operation, up and downstream support equipment, and machinery.

  • Develops specifications and performance test requirements to facilitate procurement of parts and equipment for home exterior products.

  • Analyzes technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities and availability of parts and equipment.

  • Consults with R&D personnel to establish performance criteria and specifications for manufacturing and testing. Investigates potential suppliers and recommends those most desirable.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Design or related discipline.

  • 10+ years of experience in a Product/Part/Design/Development position, preferably working with injection molding and/or extrusion.

  • Knowledge of design, building materials, and fabrication processes.

  • Ability to present technical information to technical and non-technical personnel. 

  • Ability to conduct financial cost analysis of product production costs.

  • Ability to manage engineering documentation systems across several departments.

  • Proficiency with Auto CAD or SolidWorks software.

  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with limited supervision.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Projects, Visio, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Position requires moderate travel (30-40%).


Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America -




Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    


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