Senior Design Engineer (m/f/d)


General Accountability:  
Reporting to Engineering Manager, the Senior Design Engineer is responsible for all aspects of Liftgate design.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to; ground up new designs; FEA; geometry; load calculations; prototyping; testing; implementation product release to manufacturing; auditing new and old designs to today’s PNAG standards; Item master; bill of materials structures; configurations; and standard cost.  Works closely with manufacturing engineering, quality, and planning departments to ensure accuracy and manufacturability of the products.

Your Tasks

  • Solutions against agreed technical specifications for all PALFINGER LIFTGATE projects.
  • Ensure innovative designs conform to Industry, National, International, Company standards, and DOT Regulations.
  • Control and plan all aspects of design tasks for each process stage to meet budget, timescales and review dates in conjunction with the project team.
  • Full ‘cradle to grave’ responsibility on design projects.
  • Create all supporting documentation and calculations for projects and test.
  • Coordinate with Customers and Sales staff to ensure that customer requirements are understood and correctly interpreted and driven throughout the business.
  • Communicate with vehicle manufacturers/end users to support projects and installations, through regular ‘on site’ visits as necessary.
  • Liaison with internal/external suppliers for parts and fabrications on the development, of new components.
  • New/modified component designs to be value Engineered at all times with a clear focus on all cost implications.
  • Support and continuously improve Engineering processes within the team using SOP techniques.

Your Qualification

  • Education, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and 7-10 year relative experience.
  • Expert fully CAD literate, experience in drawing control and FEA design analysis. (CREO and Windchill)
  • Expert understanding of stress analysis, load calculations, materials, hydraulics and electrical design.
  • Strong Drafting techniques; views, dimensions, tolerances, geometric tolerances, welding symbols, exc.
  • Strong application of parametric and configuration design.
  • Strong control of multiple tasks, using identifiable control techniques and working in a clear logical, and methodical manner.
  • Strong project management, drive new model introduction and cost-down design projects to specification and time scales.
  • Very good German and English skills required
  • Must be self-motivated, a good, clear, concise communicator, internally and externally.
  • Must be a team player and must be able to represent the engineering department within the business as required.
  • Must be able to represent the Company externally in a competent, responsible and professional manner.

We offer

We welcome you in a family atmosphere in an international group and guarantee you a secure permanent job. Diverse training options and various development opportunities let you make the most of your talents. In addition, you can count on grants for sports activities.

If you have any further questions, please contact Holger Rimkus. We look forward to your application quoting your salary expectations and earliest start date.

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Holger Rimkus

Head of Human Resources
Palfinger Tail Lifts GmbH
Fockestr. 53 | 27777 Ganderkesee | Germany

Ganderkesee / Hoykenkamp

Palfinger Tail Lifts GmbH
Fockestr. 53 , 27777 Ganderkesee
Palfinger Ganderkesee / Hoykenkamp

Location benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Canteen
  • Parking facilities