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Mechanical Engineer III/IV - NVH

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Product development engineer responsible for noise and vibration (NVH) testing and analysis to support the product development of smoother, quieter, and more reliable products. In addition, this position includes accelerated testing using electro-dynamic shakers and hydraulic fatigue test equipment to simulate real world usage of components and systems.  This position includes the development of advanced NVH test methods and analysis techniques to support the design of new engines and products. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer looking to work in a state of the art NVH facility at Briggs & Stratton.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Execute complex NVH and accelerated durability tests including planning, instrumentation, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting

  2. Support the design and development of new NVH solutions for engines and products

  3. Applies advanced computer-aided engineering simulation techniques to solve NVH problems

  4. Develop and implement new procedures related to noise, vibration, and component durability testing

  5. Responsible for maintenance and calibration of test equipment

  6. Oversee the work of lower level technical support personnel

  7. Modify analysis techniques when necessary to solve more complex problems

  8. Execute engine, product or component failure using advanced engineering techniques

  9. Compile and analyze NVH and durability test results, formulate conclusions and make appropriate recommendations

  10. Support the design and development of new NVH solutions for engines and products

Job Skills Requirements

  • Expert knowledge in NVH and durability engineering concepts, practices, and procedures and other internal engineering standards and systems

  • Strong knowledge of engineering systems

  • Comprehensive knowledge of company and competitor’s products and technical abilities of suppliers

  • Excellent understanding of company processes and procedures including, but not limited to new product development process

  • Excellent interpersonal skills  

  • Strong written communication skills necessary for technical report writing

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

  • Knowledge of noise and vibration concepts and test/analysis methods

  • Experience with the following software a plus but not required:

    • Siemens SimCenter Test Lab or equivalent data acquisition system

    • ANSYS or equivalent FEA software

    • GT Power or equivalent 1-D system modeling software

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related field

Experience Requirements

  • Five years of professional engineering experience

  • Previous NVH and/or accelerated durability test experience is preferred but not required

Physical & Environmental Requirements

May require travel of a scheduled or urgent nature to review applications, discuss problems, visit suppliers / customers, trade shows, etc.

 

 

Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.

 

Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.


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