Product Design Engineer

Mate Precision Technologies is seeking Product Design Engineer to join the Product Design Engineering Department


Researches, plans, and designs products, and coordinates or directs activities involved in prototyping, testing, operation, application, installation, and repair of products by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be


Researches and analyzes data such as customer/market design needs, specifications, and product feedback and to determine feasibility of design or application.

Designs and specifies products such as mechanical assemblies and components while meeting customer/market needs and manufacturing, cost, and quality constraints.  This includes specifying materials and various metallurgical processes, as well as other outside supplied components.

Oversees and assists progress of all assigned projects, before and during the implementation process.  This involves interfacing and communicating with a wide variety of internal and external disciplines, including customers, suppliers, purchasing, sales, manufacturing, accounting, marketing, customer service, shipping, planning, and manufacturing support groups.

Coordinates testing and prototyping activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.

Evaluates internal and external product feedback and recommends design modifications to improve product costs, quality, and performance

Provides assembly, set-up, and application technical instructions to both internal and external customers

Researches, develops, and establishes documentation and standards for various components, raw materials, hardware, dimensioning schemes, and systems.  These could be applied in design, drafting, product management, project management, and product logistical improvement.

Responsible for patent filing.  This includes researching patent infringement possibilities, deciding when a product should be patented, working with a patent lawyer to file the patent and help with any follow-up responses until the patent is granted. Additionally, creating and maintaining a Patent Summary document to track actions until patent granted is required.

Assignments may be broad in nature requiring creativity and ingenuity.  Works under minimal supervision.  Responsible for defining technical approaches to problems and projects.

Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of this position.


May act as a lead on some projects and guide lower level engineers and technicians and/or cross-functional teams

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


BS (ME or equivalent) + 10 years or MS + 5 years



Technical writing


CAD systems

  • 2D, 3D
  • Dimensioning/Drafting
  • Solidworks preferred- certifications highly desireable

Productivity Software

  • Spread Sheets
  • Word Processing
  • Email, contact management, calendar scheduling
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Internet Browser

Mate Enterprise Systems operation/use

  • Oracle Applications
  • Intranet tools
  • Mate proprietary systems


Demonstrates creativity and ingenuity in applying engineering principles and practices.  Is able to draw conclusions from a wider range of experience and is able to solve problems in a timely manner.


  • Knowledge of various tool-making manufacturing processes measurement devices
  • Knowledge of engineering theory
  • Knowledge of assemblies and mechanisms
  • Knowledge of metallurgy and various metallurgical processes
  • Knowledge of Sheet metal fabrication equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of mechanical drafting and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Ability to visualize component relationships and spatial parameters
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work on and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to communicate and present to various audiences
  • Desire to learn new skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.