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Senior Product Engineer - Track System

Michelin North America
United States, Iowa, Peosta
May 15, 2024
Senior Product Engineer - Track System

Michelin is hiring!

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The Senior Product Engineer is responsible for leading the design of a product, and engineering activities associated with current products. This includes managing product improvement, resolving performance/durability issues, warranty issues, and working through customer needs that stem from dissatisfaction or adjustment requests. They will also support the development and implementation of cost-reduction opportunities and business continuity projects.


  • Be a technical lead for product design and assigned clients
  • Point of contact for product engineering matters with external customers and internal partners for any products within scope
  • Provide technical expertise to engineering team for bearings, seals and gears
  • Lead small projects related to Continuous improvement
  • Review and approve drawings
  • Develop and investigate technical solutions that could generate cost savings


  • Perform root cause analysis on product-related issues.
  • Work with components during failure investigation.
  • Develop technical solutions to resolve issues.
  • Develop and update DFMEA and DVP&R to evaluate risk of proposed design/technical solutions
  • Perform validation activities required for proposed design solutions (hand calculations, FEA, lab test, field test)
  • Lead design reviews
  • Evaluate impact of proposed changes with different stakeholders (cost, manufacturing, service)
  • Provide updates to CES team to maintain CIM database
  • Ensure technical documentation is up to date (models, drawings, List of platforms, list of top levels and related ECN)
  • Initiate ECR/ECN process and ensure proper execution of engineering tasks
  • Provide technical support to the procurement team (discussion with suppliers, DPARs) and to the plant (for key manufacturing processes: bearing setting, seal assembly, paint)


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
  • 10+ years of experience as mechanical engineer
  • PE (Professional Engineer License), you will need to sign off on designs
  • Experience in heavy machinery strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of mechanical design, materials, and manufacturing process (such as machining, welding and casting)
  • Knowledge of product development process (PDP) and geometrical tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Proficient in design using 3D software (CREO is an asset)
  • Ability to solve problems using a structured methodology
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, several priorities with autonomy and initiative
  • Strong collaboration skills and willingness to help others
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical failure


Inspire Motion for Life: Apply Today!

As the leading mobility company, we work with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing our clients' mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for our customers' needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing our expertise to new markets, we invest in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide a variety of industries-from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

MICHELIN tires have been ranked the #1 Tire Brand across major categories and segments by industry experts and consumers alike. For nearly three decades we've been recognized for our achievements in Customer Satisfaction, Performance, Durability, Technology and Innovation.

Michelin cares for the personal and professional development of its employees. We support career advancement through various options, which include: skill and career development, training, career exploration and work with cross-functional teams. We offer the possibility of a varied and fulfilling career path in an environment where unique contributions are valued.

Michelin offers 10 Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which are all-inclusive groups created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions. Each group supports business strategies and initiatives along with meeting the needs of members. The goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement and encourage professional development. BRGs also provide cross-cultural support, career management resources and opportunities for community involvement.

Michelin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Consistent with these obligations, Michelin also provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please contact us at accommodations@michelin.com.

This position is not available for immigration sponsorship.

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