Product Design Engineer


Neenah Foundry Co.
Neenah, WI

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Education
5+ years

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director, Casting Engineering, is responsible for the following:
• Coordinating tooling activities on both new and existing equipment regarding gating and risering in an effort to produce quality iron castings
• Collaborating with customers to develop casting designs feasible for manufacturing at Neenah Foundry Co, along with potential project involvement with all NEI facilities.

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  • Interpret customer provided drawings (i.e. specifications, GD&T, etc) and/or concepts to determine feasibility for manufacturing at Neenah Foundry Co or other NEI casting facilities, both new and re-designed product.
  • Develop casting designs through collaboration with customers as well as the various foundry disciplines within Neenah Foundry. Design must be such that the casting can be produced at Neenah Foundry Co or other Neenah Enterprises casting facilities to customer’s specifications.
  • Utilize software (Creo, Solidworks, Magma, AutoCad, etc) to layout new parts in accordance with Manufacturing and Pattern Shop requirements to produce a quality casting. This includes, but is not limited to, pattern positioning, gating, risering and venting.
  • Attend daily quality meetings to monitor performance of new and existing product. Make technological decisions to remedy problem jobs or improve quality.
  • Develop casting engineering best practices for the NEI products.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Proactive, resourceful and highly motivated with good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in high output environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines; excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and continuous improvement skills.

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical degree with manufacturing knowledge.
  • Experience in 3D modeling (Solidworks or Creo) and 2D drawing (AutoCad) development is required.
  • Solidification analysis (Magma), FEA experience, GD&T, CNC machining and foundry knowledge are all a plus.
  • Prefer a minimum of five to seven years’ experience as an iron casting process development engineer.

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


The worker must be able to access, analyze and otherwise work with, enter information stored in or obtained through the company's computer system, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and third parties who have business dealings with the company's operations.


 Occasional travel is anticipated with this position, estimated at 4-8 times annually.

NEI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status or national origin.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.