Design and Development Engineer

  • 306 Sweetwater Vonore Rd, Sweetwater, TN 37874, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Merritt Precision manufactures highly sophisticated plugs for the marine, automotive, and aerospace industry in Merritt Island, Florida. As part of Watershed Innovation, a Correct Craft company, Merritt Precision provides the high level of quality, service, and confidentiality that customers have come to expect. Through expanded capacity and new technologies, Merritt Precision creates great value as part of Watershed Innovation’s vision of creating a better tomorrow today.

As a Correct Craft Company, Watershed’s Merritt Precision portrays core values that are built around people, performance, and philanthropy, and we approach business with these in mind. Our extensive network through our sister companies means we are connected to world-class brands, distribution and operations. We partner with companies developing technologies that are strategically aligned with our business including energy and propulsion, artificial intelligence, software and analytics, advanced materials, sensors, wireless, robotics and automation.  For more information please visit

Job Description

As a Design & Development Engineer, you will have the opportunity to lead a variety of product design and development activities. Your opportunities include leading engineering efforts in component layout, structural design, assemblies, and master model design for new development process. You will have the responsibility from concept to production in support of the MP new development process.  The incumbent can be regionally located either in Orlando, FL, Merritt Island, FL, or Sweetwater, TN. 



Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as engineering subject matter expert (SME) to design, develop, optimize systems and components
  • Lead complex and high visibility projects through all phases of new product development
  • Contribute and lead activities to provide product solutions during the development process (FMEA’s, DFMA, Lean)     
  • Partner with clients to ensure products meet specifications, cost, performance, and quality
  • Create, track and report against established costs, deliverables, and timeline throughout the product/project
  • Schedule and support design reviews with clients and team
  • Collaborate with team, other business functions, and partners to achieve project goals and timeline
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize
  • Support and coordinate engineering changes
  • Provide direction, recommendations, and clarification on new development projects

Knowledge, Education and Experience includes but is not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • Bachelor’s in Naval Architecture or related marine engineering field preferred
  • ·5+ years of experience in new product development
  • Strong skill set in 3D CAD, preferably NX
  • 5+ experience in Class A Advanced surface modeling
  • Knowledge in SolidWorks/PDM preferred
  • Significant experience working and supporting technical, cross-functional teams
  • Boating Experience, not required but preferred
  • Practical experience with sound technical skills, analytical ability, decisive, good judgment, and strong operational focus

Tools and Software:

  • Siemens NX
  • Solidworks
  • Rhino
  • PDM
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Skills and abilities for success in this position:

  • An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image
  • Innovative mindset, which generates growing, scalable, data-driven solutions and culture
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player and can work in a small team, with little supervision
  • Must be well organized and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with personnel at all levels
  • Must have above average verbal, written, and presentation communication skills-engaging in all levels of the organization
  • Working knowledge of project management and Bill of Materials
  • Time management and a project-oriented mindset
  • Ability to create, analyze, and interpret technical documents
  • Identify and manage risk, engaging others when support is needed
  • Travel less than 15% per year

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive benefits include: health, dental, disability, vision and life insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Qualified candidates will be asked to submit to background screening and drug testing.

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