Product Development Engineer

A team play with a motivation for innovation!

Do you want to join a winning team and work in one of the coolest industries – water ride design and manufacturing, but don’t think you have the right experience? You may already have what it takes!

We are looking for a Product Development Engineer to join our Product Development team.  The Product Development Engineer plays a critical role in the ongoing development, sale and installation of new product offerings through the use of mechanical engineering principles, finite element analysis and project tracking.

Your Challenge:

  • Support the Product Lines by following ProSlide’s Product Development Process by performing 3D modeling and configuration management of mechanical components, sub-assemblies and assemblies and managing any 3D printing of prototypes.
  • Support the Product Lines by:
    • Creating budgets, project plans, design specifications, developing and completing test plans of new parts or products.
    • Completing the technical data package (drawings and documentation) of new and existing parts and products.
  • Perform research of applicable standards to evaluate new product compliance.
  • Develop and Establish Risk Assessments and Hazard Analyses for all new products and ride types.
  • Use computation fluid dynamics tools to develop finite element models of water slides to evaluate the flow path and the velocity of water to validate and determine the ride performance.
  • Develop explicit finite element simulations to evaluate the rider and vehicle interaction with water flow and ride path.
  • Track projects to ensure that projects remain on schedule and are fully documented.
  • Align development priorities to meet project schedules.
  • Update Operation and Maintenance Manuals on a project by project basis.
  • Help develop Work instructions through liaising with installation and commissioning teams as well as on-site work as required.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure new products are optimally designed for manufacturing.
  • Ensure new product verification and validation requirements are complete and documented.
  • Onsite product and ride verification for validation of designed products.  International travel is required. (Up to 30%)
  • Check design documents and working drawings.
  • Adhere to ProSlide’s quality processes including change notices and temporary deviations while ensuring adherence to governing design codes and standards.
  • Assist with communications with customers or vendors via site visits, conference calls, and other means of communication, such as Statements of Work.
  • Interact with the technical team to ensure that various product development projects achieve milestones and deadlines.
  • Provide interdepartmental training sessions and presentations regarding new products.
  • Support Customer Service team with remote and in-field troubleshooting.

What You Bring to the Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, AutoCAD
  • Experience with finite element software (ANSYS, ABAQUS, Nastran).  Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics, explicit dynamics and composite modelling is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and communications skills both verbal and written needed to interface with internal technical teams and internal customers.
  • Ability to remain current with industry trends and changes.
  • Ability to design tooling for new products and product modifications.
  • Ability to plan and execute team projects in a very fast paced environment.

We are:

ProSlide is the global leader in water slide manufacturing and water park transformation, and provides water park design for new and expanding indoor and outdoor water parks around the world. Our rides power the best, most successful and most recognized parks in the world. If it’s world-class, it’s ProSlide.

We build the best rides in the world.

We power the best parks in the world.

Our customers enjoy the best experience in the world.

If you are interested in being considered for this career opportunity, please slide your resume over to us at careers@proslide.com