Senior Design Engineer
Madison, WI 
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Job Description
    Senior Design Engineer

    Aprilaire is an industry leading manufacturer of healthy air solutions. We focus on indoor air quality by offering innovative technology that controls humidity, temperature, air purity, and ventilation. We believe that all of these aspects are critical in creating healthy air environments for families in their homes. That’s been our goal since 1954, when Aprilaire was established as part of Research Products Corporation, our parent company. Today we’re in over 7 million homes, and we’re not stopping there. We strive to enable every family to breathe better air and feel more comfortable in a healthy home.

    As Senior Design Engineer, you'll lead cross-functional teams from engineering, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing to design and develop new products. You'll be involved in all stages of the development life cycle, from initial concept generation through to final delivery and support as a valued member of the engineering team.


    As the Senior Design Engineer, you will be responsible for new product design and major redesign projects. To accomplish this you will lead a cross-functional team through the entire product development cycle from concept to full production implementation. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining timelines, project budgets, resource management, design development, and compliance with established processes and procedures.

    • A college degree in Mechanical Engineering or other technical degree, with 10-15 years’ experience in product design with Six Sigma and Black Belt certification, highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading design projects from concept through launch and into production
    • Experience communicating throughout all levels of an organization
    • Must be experienced in 3D CAD modeling
    • Familiarity with building sciences and HVAC dynamics
    • Able to use DFSS and DMAIC tools and processes
    • Able to effectively communicate with the organization
    • Ability to design parts and products using materials including plastics and sheet metal.
    • Ability to design and implement electromechanical systems
    • Ability to solve product, process and product application problems using sound problem solving techniques
    • Creative and innovative mindset
    • Detail oriented
    • Strong sense of urgency
    • Ability to coordinate and handle multiple priorities

    A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR ALL! At Aprilaire, a division of Research Products Corporation, our employees are our most important resource. That's why we offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks, and why we create a shared purpose in giving back to our communities.

    We care about your health by providing...

    • a comprehensive health insurance plan
    • dental and vision insurance
    • flexible spending account
    • progressive wellness programming for you and your family (including a company nurse/wellness educator and fitness programs and incentives)
    • sick leave pay

    We care about your wellbeing by providing...

    • vacation and holiday pay
    • summer hours
    • dress for the day (casual dress code)
    • free coffee and popcorn
    • employee discounts on Aprilaire (a Divison of Research Products Corporation) products
    • wireless discounts

    We care when you need it most by providing...

    • company-sponsored short and long term disability plans
    • employee assistant program
    • identity theft protection
    • bereavement pay

    We care about your financial wellness by providing...

    • 401(k) with company match and generous profit sharing
    • three types of life insurance coverage
    • college savings plan
    • scholarship awards

    We care about your growth by providing...

    • tuition reimbursement program
    • learning and development opportunities

    We care about our community by...

    • giving back to local charities through fundraising, volunteering, and charitable events
    • sponsoring employees and immediate family members for their participation in charitable events

    Corporate Headquarters

    Aprilaire, a Division of Research Product Corporation

    1015 East Washington Avenue

    P.O. Box 1467

    Madison, WI 53701-1467

    Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) En Español

    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) En Español


    Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) En Español

    Aprilaire is an company.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Experience
    10 to 15 years
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