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Development Engineer P & A

Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

Conceptualize and design new products, test product designs, draft specifications for manufacturing and assuring compliance to industry and regulatory requirements while taking into account cost, product life cycle, reliability, delivery schedules and customer requirements. Successful performance will be determined by meeting company strategic program/product objectives as measured by Total Life Cycle Costs and product placement.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Design and develop innovative & cost-effective new products and/or platforms that support the Business Units goals and objectives.
•    Incorporate new technology and innovative ideas into Char-Broil products.
•    Uphold the values of the W.C. Bradley Co. as defined by the Value Creation Model.

•    Develop consumer & product requirements from available insights and project objectives. 
•    Develop preliminary concept CAD models to support marketing/sales presentations and for preliminary product costing. 
•    Develop 3D CAD models, drawings and engineering Bill of Materials that meet consumer requirements, project objectives & timeline goals.
•    Perform tolerance analysis and basic calculations where needed to support the system design.
•    Work with the Industrial Design and Advanced Development groups to convert new product concepts into finished products that meet third party certification standards and marketing requirements.
•    Develop product prototypes using both internal and external resources to perform both design validation and certification testing. Provide design direction to contracted engineering resources as assigned
•    Reduce both product and warranty cost through improved product design. 
•    Provide engineering documentation as required to the Char-Broil Asian group to facilitate product tooling release and manufacturing startup.
•    Obtain third party certification for new or updated products to the appropriate standards as assigned.
•    Analyze existing products to identify areas of improvement (performance, cost & quality) and update current documentation.
•    Conduct engineering pilot runs and support production pilot runs for new products

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field of study from an accredited four year college or university. Any advanced degree is a plus.

Minimum Work Experience:

Minimum of 3 – 5 years design experience in consumer goods or related industry



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Proficient at creating complete product designs using PTC Creo 4.0 or similar 3D CAD software.  Ability to use PTC Sheetmetal application a plus.

•    Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and quality control protocols.

•    Ability to work and communicate effectively on a cross-functional team in a culturally diverse environment. 

•    Experience with coordinating product development tasks with Asian/Global supplier-partners highly desirable.
•    Well developed interpersonal skills with superior communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
•    Experienced in prioritizing and handling multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
•    Must be a self-starter able to work with a minimum of supervision.
•    Working knowledge of third party (UL, CSA, ETL, etc.) certification processes and procedures.
•    European product codes/certification
•    Appliance product experience
•    Gas Engineering/Combustion skills

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions: Normal Office Enviroment

For employment within the United States, the W.C. Bradley Co. uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired team members.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service at

The W.C. Bradley Co. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, or veteran status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination where we do business.

Federal law requires the W.C. Bradley Co. to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. If you are interested in applying for employment with the W.C. Bradley Co. and require special assistance or accommodation to complete any part of the application and pre-employment process, please contact our Human Resources Office at 706.571.6080 or visit us at 1017 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA  31902.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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