• Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Sterling
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


    ANDERSON POWER PRODUCTS® (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc., is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of electrical power connectors.  Anderson Power Products partners with leading edge companies to create innovative connector designs that leverage contact technology and high power expertise to provide superior value to the power electronics industry.  Applications include leading edge technology and next generation power requirements in industries such as alternate energy (wind, solar, fuel cell), datacenter and server power supply design and electrical distribution, electric vehicles, LED lighting, and battery charging.



    The purpose of this position is to provide design solutions to meet customer or in-house requirements as related to functional and/or cost objectives. This position will work with other engineers or senior engineers to accomplish mutual projects towards specific milestones and goals. This role works collaboratively with global APP teams and with all functional areas to achieve goals. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.



    • Works under the direct guidance of the Engineering Manager to develop design concepts of new technologies, new products, and modifications of existing products to meet internal and external customer needs as well as worldwide regulatory requirements.
    • Evaluate design concepts using Failure Mode Affect Analysis, Finite Elements Analysis and Moldflow modeling software.  
    • Develop design prototypes, and perform preliminary mechanical and electrical testing of concepts to verify design intent.
    • Execute detailed tolerance analysis of designs to insure function, manufacturing capability and quality.
    • Liaison with global Manufacturing and Quality departments to develop product and tooling costs, regulatory compliance costs, manufacturing processes, quality plans and inspection criteria for assigned projects.
    • Work in conjunction with vendors and quality department to verify first article of new products.
    • Setup schedules for testing of first article samples to verify design.
    • Provide technical support to corrective action process as assigned.
    • Develop and execute experiments to analyze product failure root cause.
    • Provide support of engineering team in areas of personal technical concentration.
    • Review and interpret customer specifications.
    • Participate as a member or leader of a cross-functional team and /or Project Team as required.
    • Perform other related duties as required.


    • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree required.
    • 5 years’ minimum experience in the design of components in a manufacturing environment
    • Expert level user in Solidworks or other CAD system with proficiency in the use of Mechanical Finite Element Analysis.
    • Application engineering experience, preferably in the data center market or industrial power
    • Knowledge of global power cable constructions and certifications
    • Knowledge of global standardized AC plugs / connectors and certifications
    • Experience working with Asian suppliers of power cords, cable, and AC plugs / connectors
    • Chinese language skills are nice to have
    • Experience with MS office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Knowledge of the design of progressive stampings and injection-molded components.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Experience in the design of electromechanical components preferred.
    • Working knowledge of worldwide regulatory specifications (i.e. UL, CSA, and IEC) preferred.
    • Good communication skills written and verbal.
    • Can work successfully in a team and individually.


    IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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