Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


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Cincinnati, OH 


Design, Engineering, Manufacturing

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Job Description:

Mission: Provide technical and project management leadership for new product development and product enhancements that encompasses all aspects of design from concept through production release as detailed in OPW’s product development process.



  • Accountable for leading / completing all technical requirements of assigned projects in new product development, product enhancement and cost reduction in compliance with OPW’s stage gate / milestone product development process.
  • Responsible for developing products from concept to production release. (Including preliminary design, prototyping, testing, cost estimates, final design and documentation.)
  • Perform competitive product reviews.
  • Fully understand claims in competitive patents and develop technology that does not infringe these claims. Prepare intellectual property disclosure documents and work with patent attorney to develop patent application.
  • Responsible for developing product, functional and technical specifications.
  • Lead design reviews, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) reviews and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) reviews.
  • Develop master test plan for in-house and field testing. Write detailed individual test plans to support master test plan. Analyze test data and compare with project specifications.
  • Work with regulatory agencies such as UL, CSA, SIRA, TUV and CARB to obtain safety approvals for OPW products. Lead the approval process and coordinate test sites as required.
  • Responsible for all technical project documentation including 3D CAD models, 2D component drawings, test results, Design FMEA, and product Bill of Material as required by OPW’s product development process.
  • Responsible for project leadership or management.
  • Lead and direct engineering teams. Coach junior engineers, co-ops and lab technicians in Cincinnati facility.

Required Skills


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7-10 years experience as a product design engineer
  • Primary responsibility will be mechanical component and product design (Knowledge of basic power, electronic component design & electro-mechanical design would be a plus)
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD software (Knowledge of Unigraphics NX CAD and Teamcenter PDM software would be a plus)
    • Microsoft Office Software – Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint
    • Six Sigma green belt or black belt training would be a plus

Required Experience

OPW, a Dover company, is the global leader in fueling solutions, offering the world’s most complete line of fueling products and services to major oil companies, petroleum station contractors, convenience stores, hypermarkets, grocery chains, and commercial and private fueling operations. OPW employs more than 750 employees worldwide with excess of $300 Million in Revenue.

Additional information is available on the company’s website at www.opwglobal.com

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OPW Dover

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