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Mechanical Engineer I

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman Products, a $1B global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, is seeking a Mechanical Engineer I to join our growing team! A Mechanical Engineer I for Dorman Products implements and coordinates engineering projects that will support the development and improvement of products, as directed by the Engineering Services Manager. 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! 


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.


Qualifications / Education / Experience

  • Minimum 0-2 years experience with a technical degree (BS) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in Reverse Engineering or Product Design
  • Thorough Knowledge of Solidworks or other CAD software
  • Thorough 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


Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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