Job Summary:

The O-ring product development engineer is primarily responsible for the design and specification of products. Products are designed with cost, manufacturability, quality and performance in mind utilizing FNST, FST and NOK technology. In addition, the position is required to review and anticipate automotive industry trends, conduct meetings with current and potential customers to develop strong technical relationships to secure new business and position the O-ring business area as the industry leader in O-ring sealing capabilities.

Product Development Engineer - LaGrange

Your tasks

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct meetings with current and potential customers to develop strong relationships, present FNST product points of difference and secure new business
  • Design products to meet-or-exceed demands of customers, applications and specifications
  • Interact with manufacturing operation functions to optimize the cost, manufacturability, quality and performance of new products
  • Develop, design and assist with process FMEA and promote advanced product quality planning and performance of new products
  • Coordinate sample and prototype activities with the FNST sample section
  • Design and perform validation testing of prototypes and development products, as required
  • Investigate field failures with appropriate analysis
  • Track, coordinate and maintain all activities relative to the assigned product responsibility

Our expectations


  • Four year Technical Degree required
  • Minimum 4 years experience demonstrating the following:
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Able to work in a cross functional team environment
    • Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of direct supervision
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Flexibility to accept new work challenges as defined by the business
  • Has a working knowledge of fundamentals in areas indicated below:
    • Engineering with rubber
    • Static and dynamic sealing principles
    • Engineering analysis methods and data interpretation
    • Knowledge and experience in CAE/CAD software is preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Applications

Special Circumstances of the Job:

  • Must be available for Travel
  • Possess strong project and team management skills
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be customer focused
  • OT as required to meet customer demands


A condition of employment requires that the incumbent learn, abide by and sponsor the Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group.

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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Carrie Neal ∙ Talent Acquisition ∙ 47690 East Anchor Court ∙ 48170 Plymouth ∙
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