Strattec Security Corp.

Product Engineer 1- Mechanical WI

3 weeks ago
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Perform product engineering functions as directed by the engineering manager.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Responsible for product design, engineering and development of assigned programs.
  • Creates and maintains DFMEA.
  • Writes engineering specifications and technical reports.
  • Leads multi-disciplined design reviews on programs assigned.
  • Understands, interprets, and applies design solutions based on CAE analysis.
  • Maintains BOM on assigned products.
  • Writes Engineering Change Orders for engineering changes.
  • Coordinates prototype builds on assigned programs, including development of prototype build control plan.
  • Works closely with manufacturing engineers and purchasing on component procurement.
  • Performs Design Review by Test Result (DRBTR) teardown analysis of passing and failing test parts.
  • Performs root cause analysis for test or production issues.
  • Monitors individual program status and reports this information to Engineering Manager and Program Manager.
  • Represents STRATTEC in weekly Program Development Team meetings with customer.
  • Utilizes the STRATTEC Program Development Process (PDP) for program implementation.
  • Utilizes the STRATTEC Knowledge Management System (SKMS) for communicating engineering-related program deliverables.
  • Reports progress to manager both verbally and in writing as required.
  • Generates and implements cost reduction ideas.
  • Uses engineering tools and methods to assure design quality.
  • Periodic travel to customer, suppliers, other STRATTEC/VAST facilities is required (~10%).
  • Participates in VAST initiatives and global teams as required.
  • Interfaces with global customers, partners, and suppliers as required.






  • Must be able to conceptualize, plan and develop small electro-mechanical devices and mechanisms.
  • Must be able to perform strength of material and static force calculations.
  • Must have the ability to design springs and perform spring force/stress calculations is required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude to work with tools in tearing down product assemblies.
  • Must be able to multi-task, plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Must be able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate ideas.
  • Must be able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers.
  • Must be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Should have experience with DFMEA, DFM, DFA.
  • Should have experience in performing tolerance stacks.
  • Should have experience dimensioning and applying tolerances to components and assemblies.
  • Should have a working knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Should have experience with design for manufacturability/assembly (mechanisms, metal stampings, plastic injection molded parts, die cast parts, gears etc).
  • Should have 3D modeling experience (Pro-E, UG/NX or CATIA V5).
  • Should have experience in designing gears and performing gear calculations.
  • Should have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology. Red X or 8D is preferred.
  • Should have an understanding of CAE analysis (FEA, ADAMS, Moldflow etc).



  • BSME or related technical degree is required.
  • 1-5 years minimum experience in product development required. Engineering co-op experience may be applied.
  • Previous project leadership desirable.
  • Product design experience of mechanisms is desirable.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.

  • Good oral and written English language skills.
  • German and/or Spanish language knowledge desirable.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Ability to effectively represent information and respond to questions in a meeting

STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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