Senior Product Designer (Heavy Equipment OEM) – Ref: 1203950 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1203950

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Structure Mechanics; Mechanical Engineering, PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP)
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

Senior Product Designer

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Product Designer

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Manage project from initiation until closure.
Obtain requirements from key stakeholders
Design product
create 2D and 3D models and drawings
Analyze structural components
Create BOM
Assist with the build of the product.
Test product
Customer support
Close project

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

All products that are not part of the standard product range has to be designed by the mining and construction specials team. In this team, it is my responsibility to obtain the requirements from the stakeholder(customer) and to design and build a product that complies with the requirements of the customer. The main goal is to design and build a product that meets all the specifications of the customer, and possibly become part of the standard product range depending on how successful the product is.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

A natural leader with the education, work experience and achievements to add value to all inbound and outbound organizational activities.
Expertly integrates details and co-ordinate tasks to accomplish overall project goals.
Problem-solver who shows initiative and drive, detail-oriented and the ability to balance workload demand to optimize efficiencies.

4. Ideal business title: 

Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
Lead Engineer

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Manage major projects from initiation until closure.
Manage engineering team

6. Skill area of competence:

Project management
Design 3D /2D
Finite Element Analysis

7. Career summary:

4 years Analysis Engineer
4 years test Engineer
5.5 years product design engineer

8. Achievements: 

Designed an earthmoving machine.
A once of became so popular that the product is now part of the standard product range.
Productionized the build of the machine.
Managed the project from initiation until closure achieving great success.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Project Management
Managing team
Perform Finite element analysis on structures

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Companies that design and build their own unique products.
Companies that have family values and motivate and encourage their employees to become the best in their field.


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