New Product Development Engineer

Other Glen Mills, Pennsylvania


Join our team as New Product Development Engineer!

We are looking for an experienced, analytical New Product Development Engineer to join our design team located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The New Product Development Engineer will oversee every phase of new product development from conceptualization to launch!

Who we are:

Professional Plumbing Group ("PPG") manufactures and distributes high quality plumbing products and expert solutions to create best-in-class customer experiences. The PPG umbrella has three national brands with Speakman, Wolverine Brass and PlumbMaster and a history stretching back 150 years in the plumbing industry. While distinct in customer base and value proposition, the three brands share a passion for innovation and customer service excellence. PPG has started a transformation process into an agile, solution-oriented organization with best-in-class sales and service capabilities. Professional Plumbing Group is a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital (DPC).

What you will do:

The New Product Development Engineer is responsible for developing product concepts into products that are manufactural, technically feasible, and commercially viable. This role supports the NPD objectives of designing and developing new product concepts, focusing primarily on high potential and innovative plumbing projects, to expand our line and presence in the market. In this opportunity, you will:

  • Design and develop new innovative products with knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes to meet expectations of customer and emerging demands of our market.
  • Design and develop innovative plumbing products which include mechanical and electrical components combined into functional and feasible models that meet performance and cost requirements in a timely fashion.
  • Incorporate new technology, materials or designs into our products reducing cost and improving performance.
  • Develop conceptual and detailed layout, design and engineering of components and complex assemblies.
  • Run simulation processes optimizing 3D product models. Obtain appropriate prototypes to test and validate product is meeting performance requirements.
  • Prepare product documents, preliminary layouts, BOM, and cost studies for custom proposals and manufacturing orders.
  • Design and develop test equipment and protocols for compliance to internal quality levels and applicable published standards.
  • Maintain accurate system information and ISO quality procedures related to the Engineering Department.


What we are looking for:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined individual with goal-oriented disposition who can manage multiple projects with minimal oversight.
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience in manufacturing and custom product development.
  • Proficient user of 3D modeling software (SolidWorks)
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing methods, processes, materials metals, thermoplastics, rubbers and associated molding, fabrication processes and constraints in design.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic technologies including controllers, sensor, energy supplies, HMI and different communication type for products.
  • Experience with developing power systems and alternate energy harvesting systems for products. Ability to read and understand electrical schematic layouts.
  • Knowledge of applicable Plumbing Codes and Standards.
  • Experience with prototyping equipment and techniques.
  • Excellent analytical skills and fundamental engineering knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively present communicate information in one to one and small group situations to other Associates of the organization.
  • Possess the organizational skills needed to handle multiple projects.
  • Possess the detail focus to accurately interpret SOW, drawings, engineering specifications, and quality standards to effectively meet objective.
  • Strong ability to write concise, coherent written instructions.
  • Able to take instruction from others and execute actions effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a busy, fast-paced, quick-turn environment.

What we offer

  • Stability!  We’ve been around for over 120 years!
  • Competitive salary
  • Work-life balance
  • Focus on innovation, customers, passion for execution and teamwork
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance
  • 401(k) program
  • Generous Paid Time Off

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function:

  • Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone, and other office equipment.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
  • Requires knowledge with tools used in the plumbing industry #ZR