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Product Design Engineer

Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Product Design EngineerCompany OverviewWith approximately $800 million in revenue, The Carlstar Group, LLC ("Carlstar" or the "Company") is a leading producer of specialty tires, wheels, and assemblies for diverse end markets including: lawn & garden, construction, power sports (primarily all-terrain vehicle tires), trailers, and agriculture. Carlstar (and its predecessor) have been in the engineered rubber products business for over 100 years and sells its products under many of the most recognized brand names in their respective market segments including Carlisle, ITP, and Cragar, among others. In addition, the Company has one of the broadest distribution channels and the largest installed bases within its served North American markets. The Company is a strategic supplier to leading OEMs such as John Deere, Polaris, Husqvarna, Stanley Black & Decker, and BRP, and is sole sourced on a number of their leading platforms. Approximately 59% of Carlstar's revenue is derived from higher margin aftermarket sales, leveraging the Company's large installed base of OEM products. Carlstar has approximately 3,400 employees and operates four manufacturing facilities in both North America and China and twelve distribution centers. Carlstar is engaged in serving lower volume, higher mix business where the Company must economically manage thousands of SKUs with low individual order quantities through a complex distribution network in a marketplace that highly values timely and accurate order fulfillment. Through the implementation of efficient operational (enhanced SIOP, lean manufacturing, inventory planning, optimization of the distribution network, redesign and value engineering of compounds and products, improved process control, activity based costing, etc.) and intelligent commercial (dynamic pricing and material margin management, new product development, refined channel management, new account conquests, etc.) strategies, the company is targeting improving performance to over 12% EBITDA margins on substantially higher revenue over time. The company is on a very strong performance trajectory today. To learn more about The Carlstar Group, please visit the company's web site: https://www.carlstargroup.com/. Position Summary:The Product Design Engineer will have responsibility for developing new products to bring to the market. They will lead design projects and projects in development from inception to production. This person is expected to work collaboratively with multiple departments across the organization. This position reports to the New Product Development Manager.Pivotal Experience and Expertise:Carlstar seeks a product design engineer, who will be responsible for leading projects from start to finish including new tire pattern design, profile design, and tire specification development.Leader who can lead and coordinate new product design and development projects.Creator who can design and execute engineering experiences to create new solutions for internal and external customer's requirements. Analyzer and forward thinker who can evaluate experimental data and design parameters to improve product performance.Designer who can use CAD to design products, patterns, profiles and tooling.Communicator who can interact with customers to understand product application and performance requirements.Experience with Design/Process is preferred.Understanding of DFM, DFMEA, GD&T, Gage R&R.Advanced skills in Solidworks or AutoCAD software applications. Experience in simulation is required. PDM experience is preferred.A bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering, related field, is required. An advanced degree is preferred.Minimum three (3) years of experience in manufacturing or design, preferred.Background in agriculture is preferred.Leadership Capabilities & Culture Fit:Solid organizer. The ability to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment while prioritizing and multi-tasking.Unquestionable detailed oriented collaborator. The ability to see the big picture and the small details and suggest changes when required for the good of the Company.Excellent communication skills. The ability to communicate with all levels of employees, as well as to a broad range of customers and suppliers.Detailed oriented analyzer, who can understand the cost effect of design decisions.Energetic self-starter with the ability to lead and coordinator projects from start to finish. PDN-990b15c3-2b04-446a-bb2a-18bc9166a3fc

Keywords: THE CARLSTAR GROUP LLC, Jackson , Product Design Engineer, Engineering , Jackson, Tennessee

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