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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 3/22/2017

SKF USA Columbia City, IN

Columbia City, IN
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Location : US - Columbia City, Columbia City IN US 46725
% of Travel Required : Seldom
Job Type : Full Time
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education : Bachelor's Degree
Category : Engineering
Job Description :
You may know SKF as the world leading supplier of products and solutions in the rolling bearing business. In addition, we are one of the leading players in seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring and training. The inherent skills and competence of our around 40 000 employees help us to fulfill our objective of creating more intelligent, sustainable and innovative customer solutions. SKF is a truly global company with presence in more than 130 countries, serving an extensive range of industries and customers worldwide.

SKF Lubrication Business Unit/Reelcraft Industries, Inc., located in Columbia City, Indiana is immediately seeking experienced Design Engineers. Reelcraft Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the manufacturing and sales of hose and cable reels.

Working within the Engineering Department, this position will work closely with the New Product Engineering Supervisor. The Design Engineer designs new product, performs existing product maintenance and lab testing, utilizes engineering tools (CAE, MS Office), and provides technical support for shop floor and outside customers.

Job Requirements :
Design Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assist internal/external customers with technical assistance to achieve their requirements

* Establish project goals and timelines on a per job basis

* Verify timely completion of projects

* Assist in engineered product quotation and negotiation.

* Capable of handling multiple projects concurrently, in a high pressure, fast paced environment, working independently with minimum supervision

* Ability to evaluate, develop and implement solutions quickly under compressed time line

* Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written form with coworkers, management, production employees, vendors, and outside customers

* Responsibilities include: programming in a high-level language, content management (HTML and CSS), and CAD automation

* Role may include: reading and interpreting military specifications, designing military reel components, and supporting operations to ensure military specifications are met in the production process

* May require infrequent travel (including international travel) to vendors, customers, etc to establish their specific needs

Education and/or Experience:

* Bachelor Degree in Technical discipline BSME preferred

* Demonstrated project management experience

* Process engineering capabilities, DFSS and computer programming experience strongly preferred

* Enhanced communication skills: written & verbal for handling customer requirements

* Previous Technical Sales skills both over the phone and face to face would be preferred

* Reading/interpreting government specifications

* Knowledge of manufacturing processes and their limitations both internal and external (Casting, Molding, Machining, Stamping) along with knowledge of industry related standards relating to standard applications of hydraulics, pressure wash, and pneumatics: working-burst pressure factor, common seal types, material selection (carbon, stainless, aluminum, etc.).Hands on fabrication and mechanical skills are desirable

* Proficiency in MS Office, MRP/ERP Software, and 3-D CAD software (preferably PTC CREO 2.0 or newer version)

Reelcraft offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, 401(k) with match, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement and disability coverage. Relocation assistance is not being offered for this position. International assignments are not being considered at this time.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen andbackground investigation.

EOE/AA M/F/V/D We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; Reelcraft is committed to workplace diversity.