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Product Design Engineer at K-Tube Corporation in San Diego, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Product Design Engineer

Posting Date 20 hours ago (10/21/2020 10:20 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-7892 Job Location(s) San Diego CA United States Travel Less than 10% Position Type Full Time Company K-Tube Corporation Category Engineering


The Product Design Engineer at K-Tube Technologies applies engineering principles to design, develop and modify products and/or the associated tube making processes including welding, drawing, straightening, and cutting/fabrication. Responsible for determining product designs based on analyzing current process and equipment capabilities. This position also completes product related root cause investigations to support the Quality management system, conducts product design reviews for underperforming products and collaborates with Engineering and Production to find a solution.



  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods

  • Applies engineering principles to design, modify, or develop facilities, testing, machines, equipment, or processes.

  • Participates in the quotation and contract review processes to confirm customer requirements are met satisfied and product will be produced within specification

  • Conducts engineering studies/evaluations on customer samples or proposed design for products

  • Develop tracking and reporting systems to keep customer interactions and business development technical projects on schedule and to keep senior management apprised

  • Studies engineering and technical publications to keep abreast of technological changes and developments in industry

  • Builds relationships with Engineering and R&D Departments at the customer's organization

  • Performs comprehensive customer interactions: tours, responses and product knowledge

  • Writes and presents white papers at industry trade events representing the company

    Production Support

  • Conducts product design reviews for low yield and/or poor performing parts

  • 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

    Quality Support

  • Completes comprehensive investigations to support Quality in responses for customer complaints and CAPAs

  • Analyzes data to determine root cause and to prove correction is effective

  • Interacts with Quality department and customers to complete Process Change Notifications

  • Collaborates with customer and K-Tube Quality department on Qualification activities for new products

  • Participates in monthly reviews and reports on assigned key processes


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Materials, Mechanical or Manufacturing strongly preferred. Other areas considered with considerable work experience in materials manufacturing

  • Minimum 3 years exempt-level engineering work experience in a Manufacturing environment

  • Preferred: Manufacturing or Engineering experience in metal/stainless steel forming (Tubing, Pipe or Wire Drawing)

  • Preferred: multi-disciplinary engineering experience, demonstrating the ability to apply engineering principles to explain observed system behavior

  • Solid understanding of the structure and properties of metals

  • Approachable, inquisitive, and relates well to all kinds of people

  • Able to learn new concepts quickly, adapt to changing environments, and enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks

  • Must have good communication skills, both written and spoken

  • Must be proficient with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

  • Excellent analytical skills

    Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Light to moderate physical effort required

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach and move about the facility

  • Travel required to customers' facilities

  • Exposure to metals, lubricants, solvents, electrolytes and other hazardous materials


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