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Design Engineer

Asia Pacific, India, Bangalore
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Job Description

We are looking for someone who can provide engineering expertise in designing different types of connectors and cable harnesses, to ensure that all products are designed, procured, and built, in accordance with customer and company quality requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design & develop new products and redesign existing products to meet customer needs and specifications.
  • Perform / Create / Update product design guidelines, customer standards, and / or analytical reports as assigned.
  • Provide technical support to organizational stakeholders such as Production, Quality, Marketing and Sales, on need basis.
  • Investigate and suggest solutions to Principal Engineer and Engineering Manager regarding product related problems/improvements.
  • Propose alternative designs to suit a specific application/customer need/ gain cost benefit, by incorporating changes such as material properties, design features, manufacturing process etc.
  • Identify needs and participate in training & development of self.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with company policies.
  • Develop Engineering knowledge in the areas of materials plastics, metals, elastomers and manufacturing processes associated with making cables and connectors, such as thermoplastic injection moldings, Swiss screw machines, progressive die stamping, die casting, soldering, adhesive bonding, etc.
  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement Design Changes Requests (DCR’s).
  • Participate in the First Article Reports process for tooling (Injection molds, Stamping, etc.) Approve or disapprove acceptance of tooling production
  • Any other duty as required by the job
Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering or equivalent; at least 5x years of work experience in design of different types of components - sheet metal, machined, castings, plastic molded parts.
  • Knowledge of engineering mechanics, material properties, physics and manufacturing methods.
  • Familiar with the effects of mechanical component design on its functions/performance.
  • Experience with 3D modeling software (preferably SolidWorks) & understanding of GD&T, IEC/EN/ANSI/ASME standards (e.g. EN 61984).
  • Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), 8D process for problem solving or equivalent method shall be preferred.
  • Experience on Finite Element Analysis (structural, thermal & fluid) preferred.
  • Well versed with Routine Test and Type Test requirements for connectors.
  • Hands on experience with prototyping techniques such as 3D printing.
  • Experience on electrical connector designs and wiring harnesses for various applications such as Rail, Automotive industry, shall be an added advantage.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to travel domestically and internationally to meet with customers/suppliers to conduct design reviews and technical presentations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 14,600 colleagues, based in 50+ countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers’ operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with a 170+ year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that ensure high speed, secure connectivity of critical applications in the defence, aerospace, communications and industrial markets. Our microwave technology is used in radar, communication and surveillance systems that are mission-critical and operate in extreme environments in aerospace and defence. Our microwave components and connectors ensure optimal performance, durability and safety of space satellites. Our semi-conductor test products are used to test highly sophisticated semi-conductors and electronic circuits in communication systems, gaming products and computing devices. Our in-flight antenna systems give passengers internet connectivity gate-to-gate on planes around the world. Our connector and cable solutions ensure reliability of critical medical equipment, and safe operation of trains and transport systems.One of five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 2000 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe and Asia.