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Principal Product Development Engineer - Full Time

The Timken Company - North Canton, OH


Posted on 10/22/21 (Ref: OHsa2OWPIC)

Principal Product Development Engineer - North Canton, OH - The Timken Company

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Purpose of the Role:

Timken seeks an experienced mechanical engineering and applied mathematics for the purpose of supporting growth and development, in the application of theoretical tribology. The subjects include developing algorithms in predicting the performance of rolling element bearings. Other related subjects may include modeling of equilibrium, elasticity, power losses, heat transfer, statistical practices, system level algorithms, and knowledge of rolling element bearings. The skills required include the ability to present to customers, work in a team environment, manage projects, Matlab coding, and general problem-solving skills.

Role Responsibilities:

An individual holding this position is expected to be experienced in applied mathematics and have a good working understanding of mechanical engineering disciplines.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  1. Conceive, plan, and execute bearing related solutions in support of Timken's core business.
  2. Critically analyze data and report technical results.
  3. Lead cross functional teams to develop new products and actively explore options to improve existing products.
  4. Develop and implement advanced models for bearing analysis using concepts in classical elasticity, contact mechanics, heat transfer, EHL and dynamics.
  5. Analyze and troubleshoot problems in customer's bearing applications and develop innovative solutions using sound judgment and disciplined engineering practices.
  6. Establish and maintain liaison with individuals both inside and outside of the company, specifically with universities, technical societies, suppliers, and customers.
  7. Represent Timken externally by giving presentations and publishing high quality technical research papers.

Technical and Functional Skills:

Technical background: A generalist with a solid background in applied mathematical modeling of mechanical engineering disciplines is required and a background in tribology would be beneficial. Good problem-solving skills are essential to this role.

Project management: Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute project responsibilities.

Team Skills: Ability to work effectively with coworkers and as part of a larger technical team.

Programming skills: Coding experience with Matlab is preferred.

Analytical Skills: Ability to collect, organize, analyze and interpret differing algorithms.

Technical writing: Ability to write and publish technical reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering with 5+ years of relevant industrial experience, or
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with focus on applied mathematics or related.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Principal Product Development Engineer - North Canton, OH - The Timken Company


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