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Tennessee, USA · Knoxville, TN, USA · Nashville, TN, USA · Memphis, TN, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Medior Product Development Engineer

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Position Summary

About Koni

KONI is recognised globally as an intelligent company developing suspension solutions unique for every application. KONI develops products for all types of applications, including, street cars, race cars, four-wheel drive vehicles and SUVs, bus, truck, train and even bridges and other industrial applications. These products are used from the street to the track, the freezing North Pole and the dry Sahara desert.

KONI revolutionized the suspension industry with the invention of the first adjustable hydraulic shock absorber. Since this, KONI continues to set the benchmark for in suspension technology. KONI innovates, engineers and manufactures market leading performance and adjustable shock absorbers, providing customers with a comfortable, safe and sustainable driving experience in any vehicle, across any terrain.

KONI was founded in 1857 by A. de Koning in Oud-Beijerland, the Netherlands, initially making leather equipment for horses. The company name “KONI” was established in 1928, with KONI first making friction type shock absorbers in 1932. In 1945, KONI began development of the world’s first adjustable hydraulic telescopic type shock absorber for cars and trucks, a product style which remains synonymous with KONI.

Known for a proud and successful history in motor sports, KONI has and continues to work with leading teams across rally and racing, including winning Grand Prix World Championships, to solve suspension problems and develop new innovative technologies. KONI also has a long history of working with companies to develop Original Equipment (O.E.) applications which transform vehicle driving quality and experiences.

KONI has developed from a skilled small local company into a multi-national leading shock absorber specialist, well known across the world.

To expand our team R& D we are looking for a Medior New Product Developer.

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2022 revenues of $2.8 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you are responsible to develop new products in the field of Shock absorber, hydropneumatics suspension in the different field of application of KONI products. Our focus fields are Railway, Car, Defense, Bus and Trucks.

Your responsibilities:

  • Concept, Feasibility and Design of new products or new range of products working in Team with Application Engineering, Quality and Industrial Engineering.
  • Realization of 3D model, 2D drawings, and BOM of new Prototypes and Products
  • Follow up proto realization and testing
  • Follow up NPD project using toll gate system assuring that all deliverable are met in time and with the right level of quality
  • Assure that all the developed products are designed with a strong “Design to manufacturing” and “Design to cost” mindset.
  • Lead strong DFMEA approach to design
  • Be responsible for internal norm regarding design, materials, welding, etc
  • Scout and promote innovation projects
  • Together with R&D director define Product evolution roadmap based on market and management inputs
  • Promote standardization of components. Materials, tolerance across different range of products
  • Promote and carry on VAVE ideas

Position Requirements

You have a Bachelor or Master Degree an engineering discipline (Mechanical, Hydraulical, Aeronautic, Automotive) with about 5 years of experience in a comparable role. Preferably knowledge of designing Shock absorbers, Hydraulic valves, Hydraulic systems, Suspension systems.

Qualifications/ Requirements/ Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of principles and design of Hydraulic Shock Absorbers; Hydropneumatics suspension or similar products.
  • Knowledge of design of hydraulic system and components like valve
  • General mechanical design, GD&T
  • 3D Solidworks, Pro –E proficiency
  • Experience in new product development and/or innovation projects
  • Matlab/Simulink proficiency
  • Control system and electronic piloting systems
  • FEA analysis for structure and hydraulic would-be a plus
  • Signal/data analysis
  • DOE and Testing methods know how
  • Passionate Pursuit of Excellence with High Accountability and Human touch
  • Disciplined and optimized execution
  • Learning agility, lifelong learning
  • Pragmatic and agile
  • Strong with figures, data and analysis
  • Hands-onwith attention to detail
  • Can do attitude and result driven
  • From strategy thinking to actionable activities
  • Team player, cooperative
  • Ability to work in an international and intercultural Team
  • Able to work under pressure and challenge

What we offer?

A challenging position within a leading international production company in the field of automotive, railway, bus, trucks and defense. You have the freedom to make it a success and to realize the best result for Koni. You are going to work in a dynamic company with dedicated people where you can make the difference. Primary and secondary working conditions are arranged in CAO Metalektro.


We invite you to apply for the position of New Product Developer by sending us your resume and motivation letter. If you are interested, but you have some questions? Please contact Ezra den Broeder, Recruiter, 0031-682502646 or recruitmentob@itt.com .


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