Mechanical Engineer

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products


Dorman Products, a nearly $2B global supplier of aftermarket motor vehicle parts with 3,500 Contributors and 28 sites across the globe, is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team! As a Mechanical Engineer at 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. The ideal candidate will have basic electrical experience/interest, including the use of a multi-meter, power supply, oscilloscope, and function generator. Job specific training will be provided as long as there is a basic understanding of these tools and the desire to learn more. 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 our corporate office in the Philadelphia suburbs (Colmar, PA) 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.



  • Technical degree (BS) in mechanical engineering with 3+ years of experience or Associate degree with 5+ years of experience
  • Reverse engineering or product development experience
  • 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
  • Basic knowledge of automotive mechanical & electrical systems
  • Experience in cross-functional team




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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