Engineer 1-4, Product 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 2389 | JOB GRADE: 14 


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Position Title:              Engineer 1-4, Product – Valves

Reports To:                 Supervisor, Engineering – VDS Valves

Date Last Revised:     October 25, 2022



Position Summary:


This position contributes to the Mechatronic Valves Engineering Discipline body of knowledge and capability in Product Development, as well as commercialization of those products. The engineer will perform standard engineering methods in either the field of mechanical or electrical engineering. The engineer will develop products and transform inputs from the electrical domain to outputs in the mechanical domain or vice versa. The engineer invents, creates, proposes, refines, and validates solutions to the challenges facing the product.  This is accomplished by specifying functional requirements, designing hardware, prototyping (simulations, mechanical/pneumatic hardware, electronic hardware) solutions, and validating satisfaction of business objectives.


Essential Functions:


  • Development and planning of methods to deliver solutions that satisfy a defined business value objective.
  • Visualization of concepts, requirements, and solutions through engineering sketches, graphical methods, and written and oral communication.
  • Definition of finished product via engineering assembly and detailed component drawings, requirements management, variant and pedigree management, and communication with manufacturing subject matter experts.
  • Development and release of the engineering record including Specifications (Product, Design, Test), Manufacturing Drawings including application of GD&T, and FMEA.
  • Development and completion of robustness, reliability, and validation tests.  Protocols, Engineering Test Plan & Results (ETP&R/DVP&R), Test Case Development.
  • Support PDC and other new product development programs, including engineering and support of core quality tool deliverables to ensure timely launch of new products.
  • Manage product development of systems utilizing DFMEA tools to guide design principles.
  • Manage component validation through environmental, electrical and mechanical test cycles and track through standard DVP&R
  • Coordinate technician resources for test setup, component validation and data collection
  • Manage and organize test plans and resources for complete system validation and track through standard DVP&R
  • Project planning and project management skills to meet critical project deadlines
  • Periodically present DVP&R, test results and system validation methods to OEM customers in a concise and professional manner
  • Engineering data collection, reduction, and analysis from simulation and vehicle testing according to standardized test plans.
  • Design of experiment capabilities and abilities to execute and document the experiment into a test management system
  • Represent Bendix’s interests in professional groups
  • Support field troubleshooting calls regarding both electrical and mechanical systems
  • Interface with Systems Engineers and customers to document system requirements and test results
  • Proactively seeks product and process challenges within their domain. They translate those challenges into opportunities to provide value to customers and stakeholders. 
  • Contributes to recommendations by seeking multiple solutions and highlighting consequences, favorable or unfavorable, to achieving business objectives.





  • Able to solve technical problems and create solutions according to publicly accepted standard methods such as Six Sigma DMAIC, Design for Six Sigma, FMEA Seven Step Method, etc.
  • Knowledge of AIAG core quality tools.  Experience applying the tools and reviewing the work with peers and auditors preferred.
  • Total Quality and Product Safety skills including familiarity with ISO-9001, Six Sigma,   Functional Safety ISO26262
  • Familiarity with relevant industry organizations such as SAE, SME, IEEE
  • Familiar with common engineering tools (Bendix – Teamcenter, PTC, SCIO, etc.)
  • Knowledge of working in an agile environment a plus.




  • Engineer 1: 0-2 years of experience
  • Engineer 2: 2+ years of experience plus bachelor’s degree
  • Engineer 3: 6+ years related experience with bachelor’s degree or 5+ years related experience with master’s degree
  • Engineer 4: 8+ years related experience with bachelor's degree or 6+ years related experience with master's degree.
  • Prior automotive or commercial vehicle industry experience
  • Demonstrated capability in a technical lab environment preferred.
  • Six Sigma or statistical tool usage capability




  • Able to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment
  • Self-starter/self-motivating
  • Comfortable communicating with internal and external customers, both global and domestic.
  • Capable of focusing on an incremental item of value to completion within a team and Scrum environment. Must be able to quickly adapt to a new focus in response to a change in priorities or new information.
  • Proactive in their approach to adding to the team and business value.  Value is defined as adding product functionality and team capability.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced agile environment.
  • Capable of multi-tasking
  • Strong problem-solving and product development skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Good organizational and project management skills





  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is required
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred



Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.






What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron