Company Generac Power Systems

Name Senior Engineer

Req # 56101

Location Waukesha CORP

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

Serious Power, Compelling Careers!

It’s a challenge and an invitation. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to join an industry leader.
There’s never been a better time to work at Generac. We’re shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

In the role of Engineer III - (Senior Engineer) in Waukesha, you are responsible for providing engineering input to the product development projects assigned to him/her including interfacing with the cross functional team consisting of engineering, operations (industrial engineering, production, and material procurement), sourcing, quality, service, and marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works directly with manufacturing to support manufacture of Generac engines.
  • Resident engineer that is the liaison between design engineering and manufacturing.
  • Works directly with manufacturing and quality to resolve any current production issues. 
  • Reviews and approves PPAP documents for existing tooling when refreshed.
  • Designs, validates, and brings new products to market.
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers, and product specialists to optimize moderately complex designs for manufacturability.
  • Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings and initiate engineering change request.
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers.
  • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience;
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy on multiple projects;
  • Design experience with a variety of materials (ie plastics, aluminum castings, sheet metal) and basic knowledge of material specs and use;
  • Experience in new product design and development;
  • Experience with internal combustion engine component design and validation;
  • Solid grasp of GD&T;
  • Demonstrated written communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to translate technical information to all audiences;
  • Applies engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes;
  • Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (CREO or SolidWorks);
  • MS Excel, MS Word;
  • Previous experience with SAP or equivalent ERP.
Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”