Position Summary:
The Design Engineer II is responsible for developing moderately complex sub-system designs for new products as well as design improvements for legacy products.  Responsibilities also include exercising sound engineering judgement and presenting analysis summaries which support design decisions.  This intermediate position in the R&D department is generally intended for mechanical engineers with a BSME and some relevant work experience.  The Design Engineer II works both independently and in a team environment with Designers, Design Engineers, Project Managers, and Test Technicians. A Design Engineer II frequently initiates collaboration with other departments including product management and operations.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER’s workforce is located across eight locations in the United States. The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Develop innovative mechanical subsystem designs which meet product requirements and cost targets.
*Generate and check drawings, ensuring a functional dimensioning scheme, appropriate GD&T, and ASME Y14.5 compliance.  Perform statistical tolerance stack analyses to optimize tolerancing schemes.  Identify QAPs with consideration for tolerance stack contributions, and Quality Function/FMECA characteristics.
*Independently complete moderately complex, accurate, sub-system analyses using two or more of the following tools:  FEA, Motion, CFD, heat transfer or other software.
*Process change orders thru the PLM system for the release and revision of parts, assemblies, and SKUs.  Determine appropriate part dispositions and status levels.
*Independently generate logical and thorough test plans to evaluate new or modified product designs.  Work with test technicians to complete testing as needed.  Compile and analyze test data, formulating plausible hypotheses and rational conclusions.   Generate test reports and formulate recommendations for future action.
*Initiate design for manufacturability reviews with teammates, manufacturing engineers, and vendors.  Propose viable methods of reducing part costs.  Evaluate part inspection data and determine the acceptability of non-conformances, providing feedback to suppliers.
*Develop and manage Intellectual Property thru patent searches, patent applications, and trade studies.
*Actively participate in the continuous improvement of technical information, analytical methods, design practices, and other R&D activities.  Engage in 5S activities.
*Provide technical assistance to other departments within Sig Sauer as needed.
*Consistently follow safe firearm handling practices.  Follow all range safety procedures when in any of the range areas.
*Must be able to travel infrequently.
*Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
*Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and 2 or more years engineering experience working in a R&D environment.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
*Must be able to clearly, concisely, and accurately convey ideas and information to others, both verbally and in written form.
*Must be proficient using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
*Must be proficient using CAD software to create parametric solid models and associated drawings (SolidWorks highly preferred).
*Experience using a PLM system such as Agile is preferred.
*Must be capable of performing moderately complex analyses such as FEA, kinematic and dynamic motion, CFD, and/or heat transfer.
*Must be able to generate clear, fully dimensioned, ASME Y14.5 compliant drawings of complex parts using logical datum structures and functional dimensioning schemes.  Must be familiar with GD&T symbology and standard inspection methods.  Capable of completing complex tolerance stack analyses.  Proficiency with tolerance stack software is preferred.
*Must have a basic understanding of manufacturing methods including machining, metal injection molding, plastic injection molding, stamping/fine blanking, extrusion, forging, and casting.
*Must have practical experience with mechanical assembly.  Must be able to define problems, collect data using tools such as HSV, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and proposing viable solutions.
*Experience using and maintaining firearms and/or related products is preferred.

Working Conditions:
*Able to lift up to 25 pounds
*Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.