Amerex - Product Development Engineer

Job Locations US-AL-Trussville
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Product Development Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of new products for the fire extinguisher market.


  • Perform market research to understand market requirements for new product development.
  • Conceptualize new product ideas by using Autodesk Inventor CAD software to design prototypes.
  • Work with regulatory agencies such as: UL, FM, etc. for product approvals/compliance and associated listings.
  • Conduct R&D efforts involving hands-on prototype development, function testing and required performance/verification testing.
  • Maintain product continuous improvement efforts supporting production.
  • Create technical documents and instruction literature.
  • Ability to handle a dynamic workload: from heavy multi-tasking during peak workloads to very focused detail-oriented work during critical projects.
  • High degree of attention to detail; demonstrates accuracy and self-directed, energetic, dependable, and thorough, with the ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.
  • Ability to manage scheduled projects from concept to completion within estimated timeline.
  • Approximate travel 10%.


  • Bachelor of Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • Familiar with data acquisition hardware/software.
  • Excellent team communication, time management, human relations, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency in written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Autodesk Design Suite, and Adobe Acrobat.




This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. 

While conducting R & D efforts, this position may involve working with hazardous materials, and environmental changes (heat/cold).




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Employees are occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.






Amerex is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. Amerex will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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