Design Engineer

American Shizuki Corporation

(Job Description)

Job Title:             Design Engineer

Department:      Engineering

Reports To:         Engineering Manager

FLSA Status:       Confidential



Designs capacitors for electrical equipment and other products by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

·         Analyzes products or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods

·         Determines feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors

·         Provides technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning

·         Confers with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design

·         Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics

·         Directs and coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype product or system

·         Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product

·         Plans and develops experimental test programs.

·         Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications

·         Confers with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required

·         Evaluates engineering test results for possible application to developments of systems or other uses


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·         Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures. 

·         Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

·         Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

·         Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

·         Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

·         Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

·         Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

·         Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

·         Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

·         Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

·         Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

·         Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.

·         Strategic Thinking - Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

·         Judgement - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Makes timely decisions.

·         Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals.

·         Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

·         Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.

·         Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

·         Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

·         Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


Educations and Experience:

·         Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

·         Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

·         Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form


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.

·         While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


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