Design Engineer

Department: Engineering

Manager/Supervisor: Design Manager

Develops and specifies boat systems wiring and plumbing to meet requirements of product, and to be compliant with NMMA/ABYC recommended practices for marine electrical systems. Provides technical support, direction. and troubleshooting of these systems to production.

Essential Functions

  • Works with Product Managers to develop harnesses to satisfy functionality of product and comply with regulatory requirements with approval from Engineering Manager.
  • Works with outside vendors to produce electric/electrical products that will integrate into wiring assemblies produced in-house.
  • Creates harness build boards, assembly instructions and drawings.
  • Creates patterns, jigs, or fixtures to facilitate manufacture of wiring, harnesses, and hose assemblies.
  • Develops bill of materials; keeps bills of materials updated.
  • Works in a manufacturing engineering role to support production, refine processes, improve bill of material accuracy, train personnel, troubleshoot issues, etc.
  • Assists in researching manufacturing methods/techniques in order to optimize manufacturing processes and procedures.
  • Assists in performing defect reduction investigations making recommendations for equipment modifications, testing and qualifications.
  • Works closely with engineering department to ensure all product and system requirements are considered from the initial product conception to the finished result.
  • Create and maintain wiring schematics and all supporting documentation using CAD electrical software.
  • Review and approve Standard Work Instructions created by Process Engineering Techs.
  • Utilize SolidWorks software to develop designs for hose assemblies, panels, etc. (background in SolidWorks not required; can be learned in-house)
  • Evaluate and analyze new concepts or applications for manufacturing processes and presents relevant data to management for further study.
  • Act as liaison between Production and Engineering
  • Understand how the end-product is used by the consumer, and the role electrical and plumbing systems play in the finished product.
  • Work on Kaizen and Cost Down projects to improve production and reduce cost.


  • A Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Engineering or related field. Certain combinations of formal education and work experience could be adequate.
  • Must have a general knowledge of Low-Voltage DC electrical systems, and able to use established industry practices in design and implementation of such systems.
  • Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capabilities to work on projects without supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with the ability to effectively prioritize.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work in a fast-paced team environment