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Design Engineer 

Division N-Fab  
Location Houston, TX - N-Fab  

Automotive Design Engineer

N-Fab, a Truck-Hero company, is currently hiring a new team member to join our Design Engineering Department in our growing Houston, Texas manufacturing and fabrication operations. The Design Engineer is primarily responsible for product design engineering of automotive aftermarket accessories for light and heavy duty Pick-Up Truck. This covers a broad range of products including Side Step/Running Board Systems, Styling Bars, Chase/Headache Racks, and Bumpers.

N-Fab is an industry leader in the manufacture of quality tubular accessories for trucks and SUVs, including Nerf-Bars, Pre-Runners, and other quality off-road accessories. We offer skills training, competitive pay and benefits, and an opportunity to grow your career. Join our winning team!

We seek individuals interested in working in a positive, team-based environment who are committed to producing top quality products in a safe and productive manner. We welcome new employees who seek to grow their careers and be part of N-Fab's exciting future.

Position Requirements

  • Effectively utilize engineering experience and knowledge to design metal fabricated assemblies, as well as apply applicable specifications for materials, welding, and finishes according to industry or customer standards (SAE, ASTM) to produce robust and manufacturable products.
  • Consistently apply creative and critical thinking to develop new product concepts that have high customer appeal, function, and/or aesthetics. Apply knowledge of various engineered materials and processes towards new product ideas and concepts.
  • Responsible for innovative design concepts and complete product engineering. Create designs in SolidWorks and utilize SolidWorks Enterprise PDM to track changes and release programs to manufacturing.
  • Create design validation (DV) plans as needed. Coordinate and perform product analysis and design validation (DV) test activities for existing and new products for commercial viability, durability, and functionality.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to optimize designs for manufacturability. Participate in evaluation, procurement, installation, and runoff of new equipment and production fixtures. Translate 3D designs into 2D files for CNC Laser and water jet cutting.
  • Lead and engage in trouble shooting with the team to develop options for success during complex situations.
  • Creation of drawings and production release. Consistently follow drawing release and engineering change processes.
  • Identify, analyze, and implement continuous product design improvement to reduce warranty and improve manufacturing process efficiency, safety, quality, and cost (VA/VE). Collaborate with manufacturing to identify opportunities.
  • Provide technical specifications and drawings to Purchasing for the sourcing of components and tooling. May be required to interface directly with vendors to clarify specifications or answer design questions.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of hands of product development experience for the automotive accessories market.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong knowledge of metal (steel and aluminum) fabrication techniques, laser/water jet cutting, press brake, tube bending, welding, and finishes (paint or powder coat).
  • Experience in problem solving techniques such as 8D, Kepner-Tregoe, Six Sigma, etc. is a plus

Pay and Benefits

  • N-Fab offers competitive pay, and the opportunity for annual increases
  • 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
  • Tuition reimbursement to continue in college or pursue other skills
  • Discounts on great N-Fab and 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.
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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 11/23/2021  
Req Number ENG-21-00074  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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