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Job title:  Product Designer

Job family:  Engineering
Business area:  Pulp & Paper - Capital Systems
Contract location: 

Springfield, MA, US

Working location:  Springfield, MA, US
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

Every day, ANDRITZ continues to deliver successful innovative solutions to our customers globally. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do! We are at the forefront of future engineering technologies, with solutions that ensure the success of our clients in key industries that are shaping the future of the world we live in.

General Scope of Responsibilities:

Based on product / customer requirements, and as directed by the Engineering Manager, the Product Designer conducts design and engineering investigations related to assigned projects. 
Takes overall responsibility for assigned projects related to customer orders, engineering research and/or development of designs of Andritz products and related components. 

Design functions include the production of AutoCAD and Inventor drawings for the development of new Andritz products and execution of projects. Drawings will be up to company standards and suitable for manufacture in all Andritz-owned and partnered sites.

Works independently to select and evaluate components, hardware, and materials necessary to meet project design requirements and Bills of Materials.

Liaise with customers, external contractors and internal Andritz departments to ensure accurate, on-time, and in budget completion of project(s).

As an average, the Product Designer responsibilities are in part divided amongst the following:

5%    Customer interface and management for assigned projects
50%    Develop bills of materials, drawings, and products
15%    Liaising with manufacturing shops
30%    In mill start-ups, service, and training

Specific Responsibilities:

•    Produces manufacturing drawings in AutoCAD and Inventor
•    Selection and application of purchased components
•    Corresponds with manufacturing to provide clarifications, evaluate deviations from design, and update prints as necessary
•    Customer interaction / liaison including engineering services
•    Tracking & reporting schedule relative to plan and promised ship dates (monthly)
•    Attends & supervises installation with representatives from service and/or engineering
•    Detailed post order layout
•    Works under direction of the Engineering Manager or the Project Engineer to assist sales representatives and customers by phone and at customer sites to install, troubleshoot and evaluate Andritz products. Continental travel 50%
•    Coordinates resources with other Andritz personnel (Inside Sales, Purchasing, and Manufacturing) to insure timely construction of design projects and customer orders. Verifies that the product meets all design requirements. Troubleshoots deviations from design requirements / specifications and initiates any required corrections. Provides assistance and guidance to others, as required, in support of company goals and department objectives

Secondary Functions:

•    Costing analysis & estimate
•    Quote outline & generation
•    Sales support
•    Documents processes to allow for consistent execution of all future orders
•    Design or scope decision relative to operation or features
•    Reports on Engineering & Assembly hours versus estimate
•    Maintains an accurate record and database of all relevant activities
•    Performs all work in a safe manner and follows company safety guidelines
•    Complies with all company guidelines, safety program, quality program, rules and regulations

Position Requirements:

•    Associates Degree or higher in Drafting, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or similar
•    Competent AutoCAD and Inventor skills and knowledge of physics
•    Ability to read and interpret manufacturing drawings 
•    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as free body diagrams, geometry and calculus and apply to practical situations.
•    Good communication skills, written and verbal 
•    Good computer ability (standard Windows based programs)
•    Professional image
•    Self-starter

Effort & Working Conditions: Working conditions can include production/fabrication facilities, paper mills, offices and vendor sites. 

Normal work environment involves freedom to move about. The physical environment is clean and climate-controlled within an office workstation. May be required to visit the manufacturing floor where noise, dust, heat are present. Sensory attention is required to read reports, answer telephones, sit for long periods of time, attend meetings, etc. High demands in terms of deadlines. 


This job description is not meant to be an all inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility required by the job holder.  The Company may amend your duties and responsibilities and reporting relationship from time to time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID:  4006

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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