Product Design Engineer in Santa Ana, California
Designs, develops, or modifies products, applying engineering principles. Determines feasibility of designs considering costs, time limitations, planning, and other technical and economic factors. Conducts engineering studies on design for products, associated and subsystems components, and structures. Analyzes engineering proposals, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to design. Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles. Excludes paraprofessional positions. Applies engineering principles to design, modify, or develop facilities, testing, machines, equipment, or processes. Conducts analytical studies on engineering proposals to develop design for products, such as engines, equipment, machines, associated and subsystems components, and structures. Uses computer-assisted engineering software and equipment. Analyzes data to determine feasibility of product proposal. Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods. Analyzes engineering proposals, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to industrial machinery and equipment design. Determines feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors. Confers with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design. Prepares or directs preparations of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics. Directs and coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype product or system. Plans and develops experimental test programs. Prevents or eliminates defects in new or existing products. Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications. Confers with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required. Evaluates engineering test results for possible application to development of systems or other uses. Studies engineering and technical publications to keep abreast of technological changes and developments in industry. Design engineering personnel are classified according to discipline.