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Principal Engineer in Monroe, NC at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


BUSINESS:  Industrial 


DIRECT REPORTING:  Engineering Manager




Position Summary

The Principal Engineer will efficiently utilize computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems and other analysis tools to design new products, revise and improve existing products to increase sales revenue, profits and cash flow, and increase customer value and satisfaction.

In addition, they deliver:

  • Technical leadership for product development teams,
  • Management of technical documentation;
  • Measures and control of overall quality and cost of products: and,
  • Plans for correct processes, methods, tooling and equipment, so product parts can be made in-house, or at an identified external supplier, at required quality and in a safe and cost-effective manner

He or she will work with the Chief Engineer (based out of Warren, MA) and the Engineering Manager (based on Monroe, NC) to leverage all engineering resources in order to execute business strategic objectives and tactical goals, focusing on the Monroe – IMO Products.

Principal Activities

  • Develops design specifications, analysis methods, design verification and product validation methods, development plans and structures necessary for translating engineering theory into new product designs
  • Performs analysis of new design concepts, adapts concepts for success and produces analysis reports. Performs design verification and validation of custom order projects.
  • Creates CAE models, drawings, layouts, assembly instructions / visual guides, test specifications, bills-of materials and reports, which lead to the release of products which please our customers.
  • Completes drawing checks and tolerance stack-ups, and champions the use and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Utilizes GD&T to determine critical tolerances and features to improve manufacturability of critical components.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant specifications, codes, directives, guidelines which are related to the projects being undertaken, particularly related to safety and compliance with government laws.
  • Initiates and contributes to the creation of installation and operation instructions, care and maintenance instructions, assembly, visual aids and other documentation intended for distribution to our customers.
  • Studies designs while seeking ways to improve value and reduce cost in the products, in order to increase competitive advantage and meet or exceed cost reduction targets.
  • Strives to develop technical expertise in the understanding and application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods, as assigned. Examples are, but not limited to, manufacturing processes, stress analysis, and sound and vibration testing/analysis.
  • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates the timely completion of assignments.
  • Performs Pre- and Post-sale customer support as required.
  • Work with the engineering leadership team, and other internal customers, to develop and improve the Monroe engineering policies and procedures. Participate in the development and improvement of these policies while trying to standardize them with corporate engineering policies.
  • Develops expertise in important techniques and tools, including CBS, MCAE, Six Sigma, Kaizen, DFMEA, PPAP, VA/VE, etc. Develops new analysis methods, tools and programs.
  • Strives to be aware and informed of new methods and technological developments which might affect their organization, and influences adoption of new practices and/or changes in emphasis of programs.
  • Follows standard work practices which have been previously released, suggests improvements to those practices and helps to develop new standard work practices, as needs arise.
  • Recommend policies and procedures that would be of material assistance in the attainment of improved business practices.
  • Ensures conformity to government, industry and departmental standards, specifications and practice.
  • Performs failure investigations, either using analytical methods or test data analysis, and generates reports for engineering team and external customers.
  • Reviews existing and emerging technologies and prepares recommendations for transfer of technology.
  • Maintains awareness of industry's standards and best practices.
  • Establishes and maintains metrics appropriate to the performance of the Engineering in their area.
  • Remains up-to-date on Design and Analysis practices, and the competitor landscape, in order to provide ongoing technical training to the Engineering community and others as needed.


Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • 3D CAD skills required.
  • Analysis CAE skills required, i.e. Ansys, Creo Simulate experience desired.
  • Pump experience required, Positive Displacement Pump design experience desired.
  • GD&T experience required.
  • Must have expertise with engineering CAD software such as ProEngineer, Solid Edge.
  • Must have expertise in FEA and analytical software such as Ansys, Creo Simulate, and Matlab
  • Experience with applicable manufacturing processes such as machining, casting and metal fabrication.
  • Ability to gain cooperation of others and lead team members.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written).
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of SAP desired.
  • Knowledge of the Defense markets required.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Project/ Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, IFS, JDEdwards, Oracle).
  • Must be a US Citizen, non-dual citizen is required for DOD requirements

 Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and eight years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities