Product Engineers | Manufacturing Recruiters | Process Engineers

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing and operations recruitment and placement. One of our top clients, a major automotive products manufacturer, seeks a Product Engineer as follows.


  • Will provide updates to engineering management and staff on key programs
  • Represent customer product engineering requirements in facility level decisions
  • Assist in goal setting and budgeting for product engineering department
  • Maintain and update all appropriate metrics

Product Management:

  • Generates competitive design concepts for new product lines
  • Defines product performance requirements and specifications
  • Makes certain that product designs and layouts adhere to the 3D CAD model drawing formats
  • Adheres to accepted engineering design standards in creating new product concepts
  • Develops DFMEA’s
  • Assists team in concept selection
  • Directs benchmarking of competitive products
  • Directs DOE robustness studies

Project Management:

  • Creates and maintains program plans through the use of Microsoft Project
  • Directs APQP process as required
  • Prepares and presents technical reports with conclusions and recommendations
  • Directs product testing through writing test requests, analyzing results drawing conclusions and writing test reports

Problem Prevention:

  • Evaluates, analyzes and initiates corrective action relative to design and performance
  • Performs failure analysis
  • Continually improves abilities to solve problems and understand more about the customer’s products
  • Supports 8D problem resolution Team
  • Prevents recurrence of problems following each 8D or 5P


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
  • 3-5 years experience with design and manufacturing engineering
  • Automotive products experience is a plus