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Company: Gates Corporation
Location: Englewood, CO
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Driven by Possibility Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations. We don't rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers' demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers' operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates. POSITION SUMMARY: The hose product engineering team is responsible for the design, development, and performance testing of hoses used in hydraulic, fluid transfer, and automotive applications. The product sustaining engineering group is responsible for changes to existing products, product line extensions, and specification maintenance on existing products. The sustaining group is also responsible for providing technical support to quality assurance, answering complex technical product questions in collaboration with product application and the customer response center, and approving new and substitution materials used in hose products. Product development engineers with the sustaining group will focus on engineering work related to existing hose products. This will include creating project proposals, making designs to match existing product lines, executing experimental builds, monitoring testing, and interpreting results in order to extend current product lines. In addition to product development for line extensions sustaining engineering provides technical support for quality, product application, and the customer response center for hoses. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support development of derivative products through experimental builds, testing, and results interpretation
  • Create project resource estimations including scope, risk assessment, qualifications plan, and schedules
  • Modifications and updates to existing product build specifications
  • Hose testing requirements system maintenance
  • Product technical support for cross functional teams including quality assurance, process engineering, and product application
    • Interaction with a cross functional global team (including manufacturing, R&D, commercial, etcetera)
    • Must be able to quickly learn to apply core engineering and six sigma skills such as problem solving, SPC data collection and analysis, FMEA, DOE, etcetera
    • In order to provide the appropriate support there will be 15-30% travel, including international locations
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This role is for an individual contributor with no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements

  • 0 to 4 years of engineering experience
  • Background with functional application of engineering techniques listed in essential duties and responsibilities is preferred
  • Must be able to independently manage time and task execution needs
  • Ability to interpret and apply mathematical and statistical models and information
  • Experience and confidence in face-to-face, telephone, and email communications
  • Ability to work with a cross functional team, as well as team members from other areas of the organization including those in other nations
  • Computer applications including spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, and timeline projection (e.x. Microsoft Excel, Word, Power point, and Project)
  • Ability to adapt to rapid changes and new systems as needed
  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM discipline or EIT certification with engineering work experience required
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Although primarily work will take place in an office environment, work will also be required in laboratory, manufacturing, and other environments. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work will sometimes be conducted in environments where the use of PPE is required (e.g. hearing protection, safety glasses, safety shoes). Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

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