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Industry: Research and Development

Company: Kubota

Job Description

Job purpose

  • Deliver innovative, high-quality, cost-competitive parts, assemblies and accessories for
    new utility vehicle products by collaborating with Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing,
    and Test and Evaluation groups.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Produce high quality engineering solutions that conform to Kubota design standards
  • Generate new and creative designs for the parts, assemblies and accessories of Kubota
    utility vehicle products that meet requirements of quality, cost, manufacturability, and
    safety
  • Collaborate with other members of the design team, test and evaluation, manufacturing,
    procurement, quality control, etc. throughout the entire design process from concept
    generation to prototyping and production
  • Create detailed design reports, 3D models, and drawings based on Kubota standards
    engineering research and calculations
  • Solve technical challenges related to utility vehicle design
  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member must have the ability to work in
    office, test lab, manufacturing and field environments
  • Ability to work extended and flexible work hours to interface with workers on all shifts as
    well as international business units and must be physically able to travel domestically and
    internationally (Up to 10% of travel).

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience in product design or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar engineering-related field
  • New product development experience
  • Demonstrated success working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Computer skills including MS Office, Google-based programs, 3D modeling, and drafting
  • Knowledge of engineering mechanics and vehicle systems: mechanisms, statics, dynamics, kinematics, etc.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication processes such as cutting, drilling, welding,
    forming and machining
  • Skilled in the use of engineering tools such as DFMEA and finite element analysis
  • Self-directed with strong organizational and motivational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with CATIA V5
  • Experience working with mixed Japanese and American teams and leadership
  • Experience with automobile, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment
  • Experience with electric vehicle system architecture and control
  • Metal fabrication and welding design experience
  • Experience with design for manufacturability and GD T
  • Experience with utility vehicle end users and dealers (farmer, rancher, landscaper,
    commercial, grounds maintenance, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Japanese language

Working Conditions

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
essential functions.

Physical Requirements

Team member uses hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms;
ascend stairs; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear. It may be necessary to travel
between offices in our facilities and it could be in hot, cold, or inclement weather conditions. The
team member must occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job
include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

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