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Prototype Engineer

What's the role?

The Prototype Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing prototyping processes for modular support systems in our regional prefabrication units. This role will manage the prototyping cell, oversee new product release on the shopfloor and develop innovative solutions to enhance fabrication efficiency (design optimization, custom jigs, assembly sequence, etc.) and ensure a seamless transition from Design to Production.

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the global construction industry, and beyond. Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future. Where there is pride and a sense of belonging across our 120 locations, carrying right into our lives and homes. Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers.

What does the role involve?

During the product design and development phase: •Collaborate with design engineers and CAD modelers, Project Execution Managers (PEM) and productions teams to understand both design specifications and manufacturing capabilities •Develop and fabricate prototypes of modular systems using a combination of our traditional manufacturing techniques and advanced technologies such as 3D printing and CNC machining •Optimize design for manufacturability, cost-effectiveness, sustainability impact and scalability •Conduct and facilitate feasibility studies, technical assessment and experimental tests to ensure constructability, evaluate prototype performance and identify areas for improvement •Document and communicate design iterations, test results and recommendations to cross-functional teams •Other duties as needed or assigned During product launch: •Work closely with production teams to transfer successful prototypes into full-scale manufacturing processes (e.g., generate CAD models with step-by-step drawings, ensure proper documentation is created) •Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends related to modular construction and manufacturing •Other duties as needed or assigned

Two percent of Hilti's annual net income is invested in projects of the Hilti Foundation.

What do we offer?

In addition to a competitive base salary and bonus potential, we offer a robust benefits package including a generous paid time off policy that includes vacation, personal days, health & wellness, and 2 days per year to give back in your local community, paid family leave, educational reimbursement and student loan assistance, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision coverage, and a variety of other benefits to fit the needs of our employees.
We will give you the tools you need to succeed through hands-on integration training and will support your continued professional development through ongoing training and mentoring, targeted leadership programs, and opportunities for international assignments in any of the 120+ countries in which we operate.

What you need is:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, required •Technical Master’s Degree, preferred •Proven experience in prototyping, preferably in a manufacturing environment
•Hands-on experience with prototyping techniques (e.g., 3D printing, CNC machining)
•Proficiency in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software (e.g., AutoCAD 3D) for design and simulation •Thorough understanding of design engineering (technical drawing interpretation), industrial engineering and tooling •Excellent organizational, time management skills and attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving skills •SAP knowledge, preferred •Lean / Six Sigma experience, highly preferred

Why should you apply?

Let’s face it, we know there are lots of other companies out there. We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. This role gives you the opportunity to help shape the future of construction.

Hilti, Inc is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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