Research Engineer

  • location: Clayton, NC
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $27.44 - $41.68 per hour

job description

Research Engineer

job summary:
A Research Engineer is needed for a world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives in the Clayton, NC area. The main function of a research engineer is to research and investigate the design, functionality and maintenance of mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes. A typical research engineer has the ability to make engineering drawings, and read and interpret blueprints.

location: Clayton, North Carolina
job type: Contract
salary: $27.44 - 41.68 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • BCP Attachments (Work Tools) Team, you will need a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to grow your business acumen.
  • The incumbent must have the willingness to learn our customer's business and develop innovative solutions to meet their needs.
  • You will support multiple simultaneous projects to improve product reliability and customer satisfaction with global product group responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate's responsibilities will include but are not limited to designing new fabrications and hydromechanical attachments; creating/releasing drawings; analyzing FEA results; building & evaluating testbed, prove design and pilot builds to support current product issue resolution as well as new product introduction programs through various gateways.
  • This position will be cross functionally focused supporting the engineering and product support teams; reporting to the BCP Loader Work Tool Manager.
Typical Day:

  • This position's typical day will vary based on the project progression. In the early stages, days could be spent at their desk designing and refining the concept.
  • Later in the project timeline, the successful candidate could spend days in the shop building and testing the Prove Design build.
  • This could and will likely drive design refinement. This will require the use of heavy equipment such as operating a Hydraulic Excavator, a Backhoe Loader or a Steer Loader to evaluate and test designs.
Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree in an accredited Engineering or Materials Science curriculum

Technical Skills Required:

  • 2 - 4 years previous design experience
  • 2 - 4 years Creo (ProE) or equivalent CAD system experience
  • 2 - 4 years prior experience designing structural fabrications and components
  • Demonstrated prior root cause analysis (6 Sigma)
  • Demonstrated strong technical writing
  • Understanding of ISO, SAE and other governmental standards and regulations .
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools such as hammer wrenches and impact tools
  • Prior hydraulic design experience or at a minimum good hydraulic functional understanding
  • strong understanding of NPI process and gateway requirements
  • strong understanding of CPI process requirements.
  • strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Product & Application knowledge for compact construction equipment such as, hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, telehandlers, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and small wheel loaders
  • Previous Attachments (Work Tool) product knowledge
  • Experience with Pro/E, Teamcenter and Vis MockUp
  • Experience with FEA and/or dynamics modeling
  • Experience in hydraulic component and/or system design
Soft Skills Required: strong Written and Verbal communication Ability to work in a team environment Familiarity with a work shop environment


  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 4 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Creo
  • ProE
  • CAD

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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