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Product Engineer

Youngsville, North Carolina
1 Sep 2022

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what's possible? 


Location: Youngsville, NC 

Southwire Job Description

Product engineers are responsible for designing commercial products and their associated manufacturing processes. They coordinate with the product development team to turn ideas into marketable products based on industry research and market regulations.

Product Engineer Responsibilities:
    Design and draft the engineering drawings of products using designing and simulation software 
    Develop fabrication drawings for sheet metal shop to use
    Developing design ideas based on customer interests, budgets, and market research.
    Selecting product materials and designing the product manufacturing process.
    Meeting with the development team to discuss product ideas.
    Test products (prototypes) & adjust design via simulation software and evaluate the product prototype to identify potential safety hazards
Product Engineer Requirements:
    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering field
    Previous experience working as a product engineer.
    In-depth knowledge of Solidworks, CAD, AutoCAD, and CAM software.
    In-depth knowledge of Electrical codes and wiring diagrams  
    Verifiable experience with SAP or similar ERP programs.
    Background with use ISO and engineering repository software
    Experience with 3D printing.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Good project management skills.
    Creative and passionate about creating solutions to customer problems
    Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
    Able to work in seated in front of a computer for long hours at a time
    Product engineer will be able to create 2D drawing from 3D models & ability and experience in creating drawings/models from actual parts. Capable of creating and using .stp files for production 


Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Plans and Aligns
Balances Stakeholders
Action Oriented

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 700108120-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Youngsville, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application