Design/Order Engineer

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Poulsbo, WA, United States

Phone: (360) 394-1300
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Design/Order Engineer


Poulsbo, WA 

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Design/Order Engineer
The Design Engineer will design high quality products and product modifications in a timely manner within the marketability and manufacturability requirements. He/she will ensure all necessary documents and records are completed to support ongoing manufacturing. The Design Engineer will also support the sales, manufacturing, and quality teams as needed.
Essential functions and job duties:
  • Develop and refine product designs for efficiency using knowledge of materials and processes for sheet metal, tubular steel, molded plastic, extruded materials and laminated composite wood products
  • Engineer-to-order functions for both standard and modified product
  • Establish fit and function quality standards for new and modified products
  • Support manufacturing engineers implementing production fixtures and processes
  • Create production-ready models for modified product in a fast-paced environment
  • Conduct CAD model reviews
  • Review bill-of-materials for accuracy
  • Conduct First Article Inspections
  • Execute Engineering Changes (ECs)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar technical discipline.
  • Must be able to perform product engineering using parametric 3D modeling software
  • A working knowledge of project management, creating and maintaining project timelines, tolerance analysis and specification
  • Experience with the following software preferred:
    • Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Visual Basic (for Applications or .net) MS Office Suite including Access. Experience with ERP software also a plus.
  • Familiarity with any or all of the following a plus:
    • Wood products, laminates, adhesives, functional hardware, injection molding, extrusions, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machinery/programming, rapid prototyping technologies, material sourcing, costing, process improvement. 
  • Experience utilizing lean philosophies, principles, and tools also desirable.
  • Experience with highly configurable product lines is a strong differentiator.
  • An understanding of Quality Control practices is needed.
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced engineer to order (ETO) environment is a differentiator.
About Watson:
“We are builders. We intend to live forever in this community. We create skilled jobs by designing and manufacturing distinctive products for discerning customers. We do this with care for humans and the earth that would make our parents and our children proud.” – Clif McKenzie, Watson CEO
Watson’s Guiding Principles:
·       Built Here: All our products are manufactured at the Orchard, our 34-acre forested headquarters in the Pacific Northwest. This state-of-the-art facility converts regionally sourced raw materials to finished goods through advanced CNC machining processes and superior handcraft.
·       Distinctive Product: Each of our product lines are engineered for unmatched simplicity, beauty and durability. Our design process revolves around users’ needs and sustainable manufacturing processes.
·       Practical Environmentalism: We believe we should return this world in better condition than we found it. We adhere to the concept of Practical Environmentalism in which our aggressive pursuit to minimize impact on our planet is achieved within a disciplined structure of environmental and financial accountability.
·       Passionate People: We believe in the dignity of the working woman and man. We foster this dignity by providing competitive compensation and benefits, sharing our profits and maintaining high expectations.
·       Financial Stability: Maintaining a strong cash position and avoiding debt enables us to thrive in economic downturns and invest in cutting edge manufacturing techniques and responsible growth.
Submit applications to under the Current Positions link.  Applications will only be processed through our website.
Watson's an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Watson will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.