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Senior Design Engineer 

Division ARE - Truck Hero  
Location Massillon, OH - ARE  

About Us:

At A.R.E., a Truck Hero Company, we proudly manufacture the nation's best fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers - it's our identity and what we have been doing since we began manufacturing wood frame truck caps in 1969. To accomplish this, A.R.E. operates with a commitment to value, integrity, and a great team of employees.

The Senior Design Engineer will have a strong focus on the product design of fiberglass and aluminum aftermarket pick-up truck bed caps and truck bed covers. This includes surface design of fiberglass caps and mechanical design of aluminum caps and components. The project scope for this role includes concept, initial design, prototyping (3D printing, mock-ups, functional prototypes, etc.,) tooling, production release and production support. This position is primarily CAD work but also involves hands-on technical work.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Design products, specifically cap and tonneau cover surfaces, with high customer appeal, function and aesthetics.
  • Design mechanical components and assemblies; design mold patterns for CNC machining.
  • Assemble and test prototypes and products to validate performance of designs.
  • Work with engineering to develop and perform product analysis and design validation test activates for existing and new products.
  • Document all designs including detail, assembly and exploded prints.
  • Generate test reports, change orders, bills of materials, etc. to identify, track and communicate new designs, design improvements and design validation to internal and external customers.
  • Identify, analyze, and implement continuous product design improvements to reduce warranty and improve manufacturing process, efficiency, safety, quality and cost.
  • Work closely with others within the engineering organization to increase technical competencies; advise engineers on complex drafting and design problems.
  • Stay abreast of latest technology and techniques to provide designs that are cost effective.
  • Develop fixtures to assist production with locating, cutting, drilling and assembly of products.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor of Science in drafting, design, or engineering degree is required.
  • Minimum 7+ years of complex 3D Surface design experience, preferably in Automotive or Consumer Products industry is required.
  • Experience with fiberglass or plastic product design, manufacturing, and tooling is highly desirable.
  • Experience with complex surfacing in SolidWroks, Inbentor or similar CAD sofware.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks, including complex surfacing, 3D modeling, configurations, and document control.


  • Occasional travel is required.

Pay and Benefits:

  • ARE offers competitive pay.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision health insurance.
  • A matched 401k savings program to plan and save for your retirement.
  • Paid vacation and time off to ensure time with your family and a work/life balance.
  • Educational assistance to continue college or pursue other skills and further your career.
  • Discounts on great Truck Hero products for you, your family, and friends.

What's Next?:

  • Please take a moment to provide us your resume and/or complete our online application. You will quickly receive an acknowledgment that you applied and we will follow up with you again shortly on next steps.
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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 12/2/2021  
Req Number ENG-21-00064  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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