Product Development Engineer

POSTED: November 10, 2023

Laacke & Joys Company

Demonstrate and grow your skills with an Exciting, Diverse, and Growing company!

Job Description
As a manufacturer of custom sewn products for industrial and medical applications as well as heavy duty office chairs for 24/7 use, Laacke & Joys is a unique and great place to work. We have an inclusive and collaborative culture that places our employees at the heart of what we do. We provide our employees with competitive compensation packages that include salary with benefits. Our team is currently seeking a Product Development Engineer to join our dynamic team.


  • Coordinate or produce the documentation necessary to convey pertinent aspects of the design solutions to external business functions through solid models, mechanical drawings, written reports, or other means as necessary.
  • Demonstrate a proactive attitude towards all aspects of the development process including communication, development gaps, deliverable quality, budget maintenance and timely execution.
  • Monitor production resources for multiple projects and priorities and be responsible for all aspects of design, time, budgets, and quality.
  • Relate and respond to client and LJ peer needs to ensure design solutions meet or exceed their expectations.
  • Lead and participate in researching best practices for their team’s particular focus, including tools, methodologies, strategic pursuits, and training.
  • Increase knowledge and ability regarding company direction through involvement in external organizations, implementing and integrating best practices learned within the company.
  • Upload, save, check-in/out CAD documents and data controlled in the PDM software.

Position Expectations/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Design Engineering
  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Advanced understanding of engineering principles as they relate to the design process.
  • Creative, passionate, logical, and analytical problem-solving abilities thorough understanding and ongoing investigation of progressive design tools and product development process methodologies.
  • Sensitivity to aesthetics and form development.
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering simulation (FEA, CFD, other), working with engineering test data and simulation tool results, providing suggestions and solutions.
  • Ability to plan complex projects, estimate costs, create schedules, generate proposals, and apply appropriate resources to engineering projects.
  • High level of proficiency in discipline team management of time, quality, and budgets.
  • Ability to design new products using Solidworks and Draftsight ensuring the models are free from errors.

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