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Principal Engineer - Development in North Canton, OH at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose of Position

This position exists to improve our manufacturing technology worldwide by discovering, developing, applying, and implementing, new finishing technologies to our manufacturing plants with the goal to reduce manufacturing cost or to launch new manufacturing systems to make new products. Critical finishing technologies include grinding, hard turning, superfinishing, mass finishing, non-traditional finishing, and related technologies.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Uses sound judgment and disciplined engineering practices to solve specific problems.
  2. Independently investigates, evaluates, selects, and applies finishing technologies such as grinding, hard turning, superfinishing, etc.
  3. Makes proposals, with understanding of business and technical considerations, to apply new technologies to our worldwide manufacturing organization with a goal to reduce cost, launch new products, grow sales, improve quality, etc.
  4. Leads the development, application, implementation, of new technology projects while managing the project team, plan, cost, and timing.
  5. Maintains liaison with individuals both inside and outside of company, specifically with universities, technical societies, suppliers, and customers.
  6. Mentors other associates to grow in leadership and technical expertise.

Technical/Functional Skills Required

  • Demonstrated process engineering skills
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Proven team and project management skills
  • Strong hands-on orientation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 7 years of relevant experience (highly preferred; 4 years minimum), or
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5 years of relevant experience (highly preferred; 2 years minimum), or
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering and preferably 1 year of process engineering experience.

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.