Rain Bird Corporation

  • Senior Project Engineer (Mechanical)

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    United States
  • Overview

    A leader in global irrigation and innovating The Intelligent Use of Water, Rain Bird has a dynamic opportunity for you to join our team.

    As a Senior Project Engineer - Mechanical, you will be responsible for all aspects of mechanical design for new electronic product development, involving conceptualization, production implementation and post-launch support in a cross-functional team environment.  


    ·   Responsible for product line extension and product improvement projects  
    ·   Responsible for multiple projects concurrently
    ·   Provides technical leadership, project management and occasional supervision of junior engineers, technicians, interns and support staff  
    ·   Interacts with engineering, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing and management to assure that product development priorities are met, while ensuring quality      and product performance
    ·   Develops schedules and budgets, and drives projects to completion meeting project deliverables
    ·   Develops products, and resolves issues through the use of technical tools, CAE, rapid prototyping, environmental testing and technical knowledge
    ·   Product development activities include design and development, rigorous design reviews
    ·   Incorporates  lessons learned from existing products, product verification and field validation
    ·   Coordinates with Quality Assurance to develop appropriate documentation



    • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering; MS or other advanced degree
    • 10+ yrs. of product design and project engineering experience, with increasing level of responsibility
    • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts
    • Experience in project management, scheduling, and mechanical budget development
    • Proficiency in 3D solid modeling CAD software (SolidWorks strongly preferred)
    • Experience with SolidWorks simulation software and mold flow simulation software
    • Knowledge of Mold Flow analysis and tolerance analysis
    • Experience in injection molded plastic component design
    • Detailed knowledge of injection molding tool designs and concepts
    • Experience with tool makers both domestically and abroad
    • In-depth knowledge of plastic material uses and applications
    • Proven design experience of high-quality, low-cost, high-volume products
    • Proven success in product development as a member of or leader of a cross-functional team
    • Willingness to undertake moderate travel to facilities in So. Cal, Tijuana, and in the field as needed
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced team environment



    • Knowledge of FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA and other quality improvement techniques
    • Experience with product testing techniques such as environmental stress or HALT
    • Experience with irrigation products

    Get to know us:

    We have been the irrigation industry leader for over 80 years. We craft innovative irrigation products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, and grow productive agricultural crops while advocating for the Intelligent Use of Water.


    Rain Bird is an equal opportunity employer.


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