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Mechanical Engineer I

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products



Dorman is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team! As a Mechanical Engineer for Dorman, you will implement and coordinate various engineering projects that will support the development and improvement of our products, as directed by our Engineering Managers. We are seeking engineers who can think outside the box and use creative methods to solve problems and develop new solutions. If this sounds like you and you thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment, we want to hear from you! 


This is a hybrid role, in the office Monday through Thursday with the ability to work from home on Friday. 


Primary Duties

  • Work with product line managers and purchasing to aid in the development of product utilizing reverse engineering best practices. 

  • Produce product documentation that sufficiently identifies product dimensional and performance requirements. 

  • Direct, coordinate, or fabricate prototype product samples and test equipment builds. 

  • Confer with the product team to prepare and implement design modifications and manage changes. 

  • Manage the requirements for PPAP and review accompanying documentation. Analyze test data and reports to determine if design meets functional, reliability and quality requirements. 

  • Interpret process certifications and flow charts to identify process weaknesses and recommend appropriate corrective actions. 

  • Create and maintain the requirements for incoming and source inspection processes. 

  • Evaluate product warranty information, root cause quality concerns and implement design/process improvements. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Experience in reverse engineering or product design 

  • Knowledge of SolidWorks or other CAD software 

  • Knowledge of GD&T drafting techniques 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Access 

  • Knowledge of EPDM or other PDM software 

  • Understanding of manufacturing capabilities; i.e. machining, stamping, casting, injection molding, electronics assembly. 

  • Experience in a cross-functional team 

  • Basic knowledge of automotive mechanical and electrical systems desired


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in mechanical engineering; or
  • Associate's degree with 2+ years of experience


Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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