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  • Senior Product Engineer - Lafayette, IN

    Wabash National Corporation
    Job Description

    Wabash National is more than a place to work. It is a place to contribute your talents, taking pride in being part of a team that moves diverse industries forward through innovative solutions. Each associate is a valued team member, empowered to carry forward the legacy of innovation that jumpstarted the company over 25 years ago.

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    If you are passionate about making a difference and being part of a team that is shaping the future, take a closer look at Wabash National. We look for strong, stand-out recruits with the desire to elevate our organization and make it the best it can be – for our associates, our customers and our community.                 

    Position Description:

    The Senior Product Engineer is responsible for supporting one of a few platforms or product categories, and for new product development. This role is required to work cross-functionally with other business areas including Sales, Marketing and Operations. This position can be based out of Lafayette, IN or Goshen, IN.                                    

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develops and designs new products and derivatives within the assigned category that will penetrate new and existing markets
    • Develops engineered products, systems and solutions
    • Supports and maintains current products to address continuous improvement in quality, reliability, cost and performance
    • Accountable for project management and documentation enabling rapid development of new design concepts
    • Works within EPDM for release of engineering documents
    • New product development as well as current product maintenance/upgrade 
    • Assists with 3rd party partnerships, suppliers and certifications 
    • Develops and tests prototypes for new product ideas 
    • Develops/modifies product specifications 
    • Develops quality designs and makes trade-offs based on data and solid engineering analysis 
    • Effective utilization of design/analytical tools and discipline to design to customer Critical-to-Quality

      (CTQ’s) including DFMEA, DFSS, FEA modeling, DOE’s, DFA, DFM, etc. 

    • Creates and maintains project development plans 
    • Creates and executes Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) 
    • Identifies and executes cost out projects to drive Value Added Value Engineering (VAVE) 
    • Develops and designs special quoted options for plant related sales
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelors Degree required
    • College Degree Major Desired: Mechanical Engineering; Master’s Degree is a plus                                                                                                                                      

    Knowledge, Training, Skills and/or Experience:.

    • Knowledge and/or training courses specific for this position 
      • 3D Modeling Experience (preferably in SolidWorks) 
      • Microsoft Office 
      • Six Sigma background (preferably DFSS) preferred 
      • Working Knowledge of SAP
      • GD&T 
    • Skills specific for this position
      • Proactive and collaborative technical leadership, with ability to think creatively, and successfully implement product development projects
      • Strong written/verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills  Ø Organizational skills
      • Exceptional ability to solve problems in a logical systematic fashion
    • Experience specific for this position
      • 5+ years product engineering experience - product development, design and release 
      • Mechanics of Materials 
      • Materials and Manufacturing Process Awareness 
      • Machine Design 
      • Tolerance Analysis and Stackups
      • Experience working in an industrial, rapid response build-to-order business environment preferred  Ø Engineering Quoting/Cost Estimation Experience


    Equal opportunity employer.  This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
    Wabash National is a tobacco free environment.
    If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Wabash National Corporation or any of its affiliates, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please email careers@wabashnational.com.