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Senior Product Engineer

Wickenburg, Arizona
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
BearCat has what YOU are looking for in a CAREER!! Our NEW Total Rewards Package includes:

A stellar ANNUAL BONUS Program for ALL Members
Competitive starting pay based on experience
Excellent benefits package including LOW COST insurance and other company paid benefits
13 PAID holidays (10 regular paid holidays + 3 paid Christmas break days)
A generous paid time off package
Plus many career development opportunities
Monday thru Thursday work week 5:00am to 3:00pm

BearCat Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Etnyre International, a family-owned manufacturer of road maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation equipment. As an innovator, we constantly strive to grow our manufacturing knowledge and processes, preferring to manufacture in-house versus outsourcing, which requires a steep, challenging, and rewarding learning experience for all team members.

As part of our Engineering Team, you will be responsible for the design, validation, and manufacturing support of new products, as well as improving existing products and processes. We are in search of a Senior Product Engineer with a strong mechanical aptitude with hydraulics experience. This position will be located at the BearCat manufacturing location in Wickenburg, Arizona. Apply today and become a member of an innovative, high performance organization that is growing!

Responsible for the ongoing engineering and new product development for the product lines assigned, including determining the functional design characteristics necessary to assure safety, operational performance, maintainability, manufacturability, reliability, and cost levels required of the product line.

Essential Function:

Develops and documents clear product designs for both new and existing product lines
Develop and model designs in SolidWorks
Produce initial production cost estimates and bills of material
Produce manufacturing documentation, including but not limited to drawings with pertinent BOM's, and process instructions
Working with and designing hydraulic related systems utilizing pumps, motors, and rams.
Self-manage multiple concurrent projects, being cognitive of critical path items and tasks to minimize development time, from inception to initial production
Work with Production Team on shop floor to resolve production issues efficiently and effectively
Provides descriptions of components, assemblies, and machines to production and inventory control.
Performs any necessary mathematical analysis to determine proper design characteristics.
Monitors the product's performance and initiates changes as required to advance safety, performance, manufacturability, and improve profit.
Provides technical assistance to sales and marketing, customer service, production, inventory control, manufacturing engineering, and engineering test/reliability departments.
Provides technical consultation to other engineering personnel as required.
Acting as a team mentor and help lead by giving advice as needed.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with a strong mechanical background
Proficient with SolidWorks CAD software is a must with a minimum of 8 years' experience, good parametric modeling techniques, and bottoms-up design
Knowledge of hydraulic & pneumatics systems utilizing pumps, motors, rams
Proficient with basic measuring equipment and processes with the ability to reverse engineer parts and shapes
Basic Knowledge of manufacturing processes/practices, machining, welding, sheet metal and shop tools
Ability to design for manufacturability and serviceability, as well as think outside of the box to produce viable solutions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with Production Team and Vendors on new product design and production issue resolution
Experience using Microsoft Office tools, excel, word, PowerPoint, Project

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Modeling with surfaces and sheet metal features in SolidWorks
Knowledge in Welding processes, tooling & fixture design would be a big plus
Some basic electronics experience wiring harnesses would be a plus
Experience in hydraulics and pneumatics would be very beneficial


Typically work a 4-day work week, Monday through Thursday, 10-hour shifts
Expected to be willing to work overtime on Fridays if needed to meet any critical deadlines


A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline is required. A broad understanding of machine structures, mechanisms, metal fabrication, and other manufacturing processes is required. An understanding of hydraulics, electronics or electrical systems, pneumatics, and machine controls may also be required depending on product line assignment. Strong proficiency in 3-D CAD utilizing SolidWorks is a must.


Some bending and twisting is required. Routine duties will occasionally require lifting approximately 10-20 pounds (and periodically heavier loads.)


All work will be done in a timely manner within established quality standards and consistent with Company policies, priorities and needs. The individual holding this position has a broad responsibility for carrying out the objectives of the Company including supporting all company policies, meeting goals, and working as a contributing team member.

Performance will be measured on the function/duties described in the position description, accomplishments during the review period, and the methods/work skills used to achieve the goals.
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  • Job Reference: 707228866-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: BearCat Manufacturing
  • Location: Wickenburg, Arizona
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent