The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 40.000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. As the leading specialist in sealing applications and their market, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is a supplier as well as a development and service partner serving customers in a wide variety of sectors including the automotive industry, civil aviation, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, the food and pharmaceuticals industries, and agricultural and construction machinery.

Product Design Engineer
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Job Summary: This position designs seals to meet customer requirements; conducts design verification and analysis, validation tests, and return investigations; manages product launches; and conducts product and process improvement projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned that pertain to the classification.  Demonstrated job duties and knowledge listed are sum for the job classification.  Knowledge of all duties is to be cross functional but specific duties are assigned within available personnel.


  1. Design , development and oversight of testing of axle seals and other radial shaft seals for new vehicle/axle platforms, and resolutions of customer durability and leakage concerns with existing vehicle/axle platforms.

  2. Manage product launch activities including design, prototype, test, PPAP and production launch via APQP.

  3. Lead Product Development Team in the preparation of product cost analysis of prototype and new series production products, which can then be utilized for customer quotation responses.

  4. Actively support the continued compliance and maintenance of the QS9000/ TS169849 system and procedures established for the Product Development Team.(Must also actively support the QS9000 / TS16949 systems and procedures established by other Lead Center support departments.)

  5. Pro-actively participate in customer new product development teams and perform subjective/objective vehicle measurements in conjunction with customer engineering teams. Perform analysis of components returned by the customers and identify root causes for failure, prepare analysis report.

  6. Assist Product Development Team in providing technical support to Corporate Sales and Marketing team in terms of product training, customer and supplier technical presentations, customer problem resolution, establishing marketing strategy, etc.

  7. Assist Product Development Team in providing product training to Lead Center support teams and production associates.

  8. Assist in the resolution of product/process quality concerns identified by both “internal” and “external” customers.

  9. Actively participate in Lead Center’s “Growtth” programs, including major and minor Kaizens, 5-S, Model Cell, VA/VE, and program management workshops.

  10. Travel to customers, supplies, and other FNGP facilities required.

  11. Responsible for Environmental Standard as outlined in CH-EV-016-01.

  12. Manages the Technology Resources to include Product/Process Development, Testing, Sampling, and Prototyping.

  13. Participates on the Management Team in reviewing the plant’s EnvironmentalManagement System.

  14. Responsible for Quality Standard as outlined in CH-MG-001-02.

  • All other duties as required.

Our expectations




  • BSME required.
  • 2 years of radial shaft seal design experience or 5 years of product design experience.
  • Ability to conceptualize mechanical components and component interactions.  Understanding of strength requirements, thermal effects on systems of components, fluid flow, and rubber flow in molding.
  • Ability to assess manufacturing feasibility.
  • Ability to prepare drawings manually and/or with CAD.


  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering a plus.

  • Automotive experience preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.


Internal applicants: Please complete a self nomination form and send to your Division HR Lead, along with a copy of your resume. You can get a Self Nomination form from your Human Resources department. Agencies / Direct Placement: Freudenberg-NOK (FNST) has a team of dedicated recruiters who are responsible for all hiring needs within FNST. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors only and on an as needed basis. FNST has identified and finalized our list of preferred vendors for the calendar year and the review process has been closed. We do not accept resumes from recruiting agencies that are not a preferred vendor, have not been authorized or approved by Corporate Recruiting to partner on a position and have not signed FNST's vendor agreement. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and FNST will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. As a condition of employment, the incumbent shall learn, abide by and sponsor the Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group.

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