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Product Development Engineer

Simsbury, Connecticut
29 Jul 2022

Johnson Service Group is looking for a Development Engineer to join the team in Simsbury, CT.


The Development Engineer is the technical lead on projects and is responsible for technical aspects of the product design from concept through development, qualification and production. The Development Engineer will perform conceptual development and modeling of energetic and electro-mechanical components and systems, ensuring product designs meet the customer requirements.

Responsibilities include:

Create 3D conceptual models to meet design requirements

Select material specification to meet environmental requirements

Perform design trade studies, hand calculations, and tolerance studies to ensure design fidelity

Interact with customers on design, interface and functional details

Interact with suppliers to rapid prototype parts for risk reduction and prototype testing

Participate in problem solving and failure analysis activities

Requirements generation, allocation and flow down

Cost estimating and management for both proposal and program activity

Leading the project throughout the product development life cycle


The successful candidate must have a BS/MS in an engineering discipline (mechanical preferred) and a minimum of 4 years of experience in product design of defense and/or aerospace products.

Required experience includes:

Ability to apply customer requirements and government/military specifications to new product designs

Demonstrated experience generating 3D solid models & 2D drawings (SolidWorks preferred)

Capable of applying GD&T, and understanding how it effects part cost and manufacturing

Strong written, verbal and presentation skills for interaction with various levels of management and customers

Proven ability to interpret and analyze mechanical, chemical and/or electrical specification requirements and data

Demonstrated competency in problem solving and root cause analysis

Must have or be able to obtain a U.S Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance

Must be a U.S or naturalized Citizen capable of working on U.S. DoD and ITAR restricted products.

Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time

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  • Job Reference: 671167484-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Johnson Service Group, Inc.
  • Location: Simsbury, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application