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Product Engineer

Requisition ID:  9323
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Product Engineer for Thin Section Bearings – Sumter, SC



Reporting to:  Manager, Product Development and Engineering Thin Section Bearings

Location:  Sumter, SC

Vacancies:  2


SKF works to reduce friction, noise, make things run faster, longer, cleaner and more safely. Doing this in the most effective, productive and sustainable way has made the SKF Group a leading global supplier of products, solutions and services within rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems.


Product Development and Engineering has the global Product Development and Engineering responsibility for bearings and units. As part of the SKF Innovation & Business Development, Product Development and Engineering plays a decisive role in defining the right offers for the SKF Product value propositions. Product Development and Engineering translates market trends and customer needs into new, long term and sustainable solutions, by defining, developing and maintaining the product technical data and ensuring the up to date product technical knowledge is used to bring value to SKF customers and employees.



Product Engineering TSBB supports the daily business with technical product expertise and finished product level specifications. Our team has many vital responsibilities that enable new products and variants to end up at the customer. We enable smooth handling of product requests from the customers by providing specifications, product data and new solutions.


Your day-to-day work:

  • Participate in/support Product Development in Product Development Projects with e.g. prototype drawings and industrializing project results
  • Plan, drive, execute and report design requests and engineering tasks with priority to customer enquiries
  • Use and maintain design tools for parametric design of bearing variants and design automation
  • Support manufacturing units globally with finished specification details
  • Create tools to improve and streamline Engineering tasks
  • Work with / develop & maintain generic bearing 3D CAD models for design verification and creation of finished drawings
  • Support Sales/AE with product knowledge
  • Drive product performance benchmarking activities and supply stakeholders with relevant information
  • Drive ICR and Engineering change implementations on design and specification level
  • Assuring consistently manufacturability and robustness of product, to fit application specific requirements
  • Assuring effective alignment with process development and manufacturing capabilities (present and future)
  • Deviation handling.


We expect you to have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 2 years’ experience in product development, project engineering or similar R&D environment.
  • Technical University Degree or proven work experience in machine/mechanical system design that can add value to the department both now and in the future
  • Broad technical understanding and interest
  • Good communication skill and good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing
  • Tools requirements:
    • CREO/Solid Works - have good knowledge about parametric design and generic models
    • PDM Link knowledge
    • SKF internal standards and databases on product specification
    • Experience and exposure to project management
  • Travelling is expected both nationally and internationally (up to 50% of the time the first year, up to 20% on a normal basis)


The person we are looking for is self-motivated with a high level of own drive and commitment.


A team player interested in learning and sharing competencies with others.


Personal Profile:

  • Well-structured and self-motivated with a high level of own drive and commitment
  • Pro-active and open-minded team player, eager to learn and share competencies
  • Ability to understand stakeholder needs and transform those into feasible and robust solutions
  • Willingness and ability to travel, and potentially work abroad on shorter assignments


We offer:

  • A challenging job with international contacts and possibilities for professional growth.
  • You will be a part of a diverse workforce where you get to face exciting challenges and varied tasks
  • You will enjoy supportive colleagues and a secure organizational structure.


What You’ll Love About SKF:

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust paid time off program with 27 PTO days and 13 paid holidays!


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and to work remote


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! You can participate in our 401K program immediately.


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!


About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.