QuEST Global Design Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana



Design Engineer

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

QuEST is seeking a Design Engineer to join our high energy, fast-paced, growing team in Indianapolis. The Design Engineer is needed to manage multiple engineering projects (design changes) through the engineering design process (from early concept through implementation), including driving projects to completion, analysis, modeling and other customer and supplier interactions working both locally and with our Engineering teams in India. Additionally, the Design Engineer will participate and support component level Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) efforts and identification and approval of Key Product Characteristics (KPCs).

The Design Engineer must be capable of managing multiple priorities and projects simultaneously while driving for completion through the stages of design approval as well as able to provide rational technical and business justification for the design changes being evaluated. The Design Engineer must be able to communicate well and present engineering status reports and justification in front of customer design boards and committees during the project.

Secondary Job Functions:

At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles, tasks, and opportunities include:

  • Execution within multiple services

  • Project Management: Execution and Support

  • Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews

  • Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability

  • Cross-functional teams

  • Geographic re-assignments

  • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement

  • Presentations and customer report generation and delivery

Specialized Knowledge / Skills

  • Competent understanding of the inner workings of turbomachinery.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, learning environment to meet quick deadlines.

  • Experience working with Operations/Process documents, procedures, and records required.

  • Ability to read-interpret CAD based tooling, component, assembly drawings required.

  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Strong familiarity with high-end manufacturing equipment and processes (ie. castings, metal cutting, turning, coatings, milling, EDM, welding, sheet metal/composite forming and joining, metal tube bending, castings, metal cutting, turning, coatings, milling, EDM, welding).

  • Knowledge of manufacturing support processes and systems (ie. inspection, gauging, data collection, records & reporting, first article approvals).

Education, Training, and Experience

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • 0 - 3 years of relatable design and manufacturing experience required.

  • Experience in risk evaluation techniques (FMECA, DFMEA, PFMEA)

  • Experience with customer/supplier interaction preferred.

  • Proficiency of the MS Office Suite with good writing skills.

  • Experience with TeamCenter is a plus, but not required.

Personal Work Attributes

  • Strong teamwork, communication, and problem solving skills are required

  • Self-motivated, disciplined, passionate, and organized

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Great interpersonal and networking skills

  • Ability to follow processes and work instructions

Core Value Alignment:

Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers’ expectations each and every time

Teamwork: Draw strength from teamwork/ collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.

Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement.

Change Championship: The speed at which we adapt is critical to our success.

QuEST’s continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly Office Environments.

  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.

  • Substantial amount of telephone and computer work.

  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.

  • Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 8 AM to 4 PM

  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations, if required.

  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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.

Travel: Up to 5%

Compensation Type: Salaried

Status: Full Time Salaried

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