Product Design Engineer

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. A leading producer of award-winning recreational vehicles located in Nappanee, Indiana, is looking to fill the vital role of Product Design Engineer for our Motorized Division. This position is responsible for overseeing and managing the engineering department.  Responsible for the design, development, and production of RV’s.  this position requires a blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and industry knowledge. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement engineering strategies aligned with the company’s overall goals.
  • Plant and oversee the introduction of new technologies and innovations in the RV design and manufacturing.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative team environment.
  • Oversee multiple engineering projects from conception to completion, ensuring they meet quality, cost, and timeline objectives.
  • Coordinate with other departments such as design, production, and marketing.
  • Ensure the design and development of RV’s meet industry standards, customer expectations, and regulatory requirements.
  • Implement and oversee the use of CAD software and other engineering tools.
  • Develop and enforce quality control procedures to ensure the highest standards in RV manufacturing.
  • Address and resolve any engineering-related issues or defects.
  • Manage the engineering department’s budget, including costs for R&D, materials, and labor.
  • Seek cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.
  • Ensure all engineering activities comply with relevant safety standards and regulations.
  • Stay updated on changes in the industry regulations and standards.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of RV’s.

General Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in the RV or automotive industry, with a track record of leadership in engineering roles.
  • Proven experience in managing large engineering teams and complex projects.
  • Proficiency in engineering software (e.g. CAD, CAE).
  • Strong understanding of RV design, manufacturing processes, and materials.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective collaboration and reporting.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, execution, and monitoring.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

The Product Design Engineer plays a crucial role in shaping the future of Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. products, ensuring they are innovative, safe, and meet the evolving needs of customers.

Gulf Stream Coach offers a competitive salary, benefits, and a positive working environment.  Submit your resume via email to: employment@gulfstreamcoach.com or complete an application online at: www.gulfstreamcoach.com.

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