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Product Engineer

Requisition ID:  18996
Job Category:  Engineering & Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Mysore, IN

About SKF

SKF started its operations in India in 1923. Today, SKF provides industry leading automotive and industrial engineered solutions through its five technology-centric platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, lubrication solutions and services. Over the years the company has evolved from being a pioneer ball bearing manufacturing company to a knowledge-driven engineering company helping customers achieve sustainable and competitive business excellence.


SKF's solutions provide sustainable ways for companies across the automotive and industrial sectors to achieve breakthroughs in friction reduction, energy efficiency, and equipment longevity and reliability. With a strong commitment to research-based innovation, SKF India offers customized value-added solutions that integrate all its five technology platforms.

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SKF India has been recognized as a "Top Employer 2024" by the Top Employers Institute, acknowledging excellence in People Practices.

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SKF Purpose Statement

Together, we re-imagine rotation for a better tomorrow.

By creating intelligent and clean solutions for people and the planet




Position Title:  Product Engineer

Reports To: GM - Application Engineering

Role Type: Individual Contributor

Location: Bangalore/Mysore/Pune


Role Purpose:


To technically lead the development of new products or the launch of existing products lines variants, according to customer requirements, in line with cost-effective manufacturing process and according to projects timeline. To create, improve, consolidate and make available product knowledge, design guidelines, and engineering tools.


Job Responsibilities

Key Activities:

  • To support the development of new products or the incremental improvement of the existing ones.
  • To support the development of Engineering Tools Accountabilities:
  • PDP execution within NMO
  • New products design guidelines sign off.
  • Drive activities with R&D center


Customer and Internal

Projects Key Activities:

  • To support the development of new variants of existing product lines
  • To support technical discussion with Customers (with or without Application Engineering)
  • To support STA and Quality Departments in technical discussions with suppliers.



  • Responsible of PDP tasks within ETO
  • Coordination, supervision and support of other technical department during PDP process steps (design, prototype and testing) in a way the activities match with the project timing, quality level and the required technical specifications
  • Drawing Creation and Sign off (including customer drawing in case AE not available)
  • CAE Reports creation and sign OFF
  • Component level DFMEA creation and development
  • Participate to System and Sub system level DFMEA creation and development
  • To create DV&V Plans when Application Engineer is not available
  • To execute DV&V Plans
  • To prepare and release DV and PV reports



Key Activities:

  • To create and release of CAD Data set of designed products by handling them through PLM system, and according to DRD / ECM
  • To verify design by CAE
  • To create, update and release design tools.
  • To Execute Engineering Changes Tasks
  • To Perform constant market analysis of competing products to determine and establish customer needs and requirements.
  • To cooperate with the field return resolution team in detecting failure modes and improve future products
  • To cooperate with Manufacturing Quality for the definition of defect atlas.
  • To create technical training packages



  • Product Data Management
  • To coordinate field return analysis and sign-off of Investigation reports for customers
  • To coordinate Benchmarking activities
  • To record and share lesson learned



Key Activities:

  • To train and actively coach technicians and trainees
  • Supervise trainees
  • To contribute to the development of the department personnel through company processes or direct feedback


Processes & Regulations

Key Activities:

  • To contribute to the maintenance and improvements of working instructions and tools



  • To work in compliance with Quality Management System, EHS Procedures and meeting SKF Behavioral drivers.


Technical/Professional Skills

  • In depth knowledge of mechanical engineering,
  • In depth knowledge of sealing technology and designs
  • Knowledge of sealing materials and their characteristics (thermoplastic elastomers, rubbers, high performance plastics)
  • Understanding of Automotive and general machinery applications.


Hard Skills needs:

  • Ability to read and understand, and create a mechanical drawing
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance standards e.g. ISO/TC 213 (ISO 8015:2011 Geometric Product Specifications) / ASME Y14.5 1M-2009
  • Capability in using CAD, CAE, PLM Tools
  • Knowledge of testing Techniques and Reliability Basics
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • DFSS tools
  • Presentation and Report Writing
  • Fluent in English (CEFR B2 Upper Intermediate, Cambridge B2 First) or higher
  • GPM2 Principles and Tools (PPM or similar)
  • SKF S&P knowledge.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft tools (Office 365)


Soft Skills needs:

  • interpersonal skills (listening, positive attitude, empathy, communication, teamwork, conflicts resolution, negotiation, leadership), problem solving, flexibility, presentation skills.


Education & Experience

  • Minimum qualification is bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering stream.
  • 6-9 years of relevant experience.
  • Other qualifications shall be accepted if relevant experience and knowledge level can be proven.

About SKF

SKF has been around for more than a century and today we are one of the world’s largest global suppliers of bearings and supporting solutions for rotating equipment. With more than 40,000 employees in around 130 countries, we are truly global. Our products are found everywhere in society. In fact, wherever there is movement, SKF’s solutions might be at work. This means that we are an important part of the everyday lives of people and companies around the world. See more, at

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