Design Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Large, well-established international consumer products company with a large, growing presence in the greater Charlotte market.
  • Company is recognized for having one of the more established family of brands and products in the industry as well as a deep heritage of performance, compelling innovation, and product diversification.
  • Leadership has in-depth industry knowledge and expertise; very committed to the business, its customers and its product, but most importantly it’s people.
  • A fun, fast-paced, and innovative working environment with a philosophy of developing and investing in talent.


  • Great opportunity to build a foundation for a career in product marketing, promotional advertising, or consumer insights.
  • Open door policy and collaborative team that welcomes, and strongly encourages creativity and new ideas.
  • Chance to gain valuable experience and be a part of an inaugural project


  • Apply engineering best practices to provide design solutions based on test and theory
  • Develop 3D CREO models, 2D drawings, BOM's, and Engineering Change Notices
  • Design products to meet desired specifications and schedules for new products, cost improvements, and other company objectives  
  • Design, build, and test prototypes to prove out design concepts, design changes, etc.
  • Provide design direction to manufacturing counterparts as needed
  • Critique, review, and provided feedback for design improvements
  • Guide development and manufacture by overseas partners
  • Research competitor performance and features to benchmark designs
  • Participate in cross-functional teams, working together to develop project schedules, define product features, perform DFMEA reviews, and brainstorm design solutions
  • Champion new product development process to ensure success Product Testing  
  • Develop tests to troubleshoot product designs as needed
  • Perform product testing for safety, reliability, and performance
  • Research competitive performance and features to benchmark test results
  • Analyze test results and issue reports with results, analysis, and recommendations •


  • BSME required or equivalent work experience commensurate to degree
  • Job-Related Experience/ Skills/ Competencies
  • Minimum 3 years CREO design experience required, surfacing experience preferred
  • Minimum 3 years working in new product development required
  • Minimum 3 years in plastic part design using CREO required
  • Fundamental understanding of injection molding required
  • Documentation and technical writing skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams required