Bastian Solutions
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • R&D



The Product Development Engineer works with other Bastian Composite Pallet Group employees as well as customers and suppliers in order to transform design concepts into marketable products. The Product Development Engineer 3D models products, develops prototypes, designs equipment, develops manufacturing processes and peruses product improvements for cost reduction and manufacturability.


Superior Performance Objectives:

  • SolidWorks expert
  • Work on variety of engineering projects – product improvement, process improvement, research and development.
  • Ensure projects are executed in the most effective manner in regards to time, cost (budget) and function.
  • Clear communication with management and the shop on issues that arise.
  • Rapid iterative prototyping.
  • Solves technical problems either individually or though collaboration / subcontracting.
  • Develop Finite Element Analysis Simulations
  • Quality of the design balancing functionality and physical constraints
  • Assists in successfully taking the new products to market
  • Work well with others on the Bastian team.  Have fun!



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering,
    • Mechanical, Material Science or related degree
  • Strong mechanical design aptitude.
  • Strong technical drawing skills, especially in 3D modeling.
  • Experience working with Solidworks (CSWP)
  • Ability to develop Finite Element Analysis Simulations
  • Extremely computer literate with general Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to produce fabrication drawings from 3D model efficiently.
  • Strong, effective communication skills
  • Positive, team oriented attitude
  • Desire to succeed
  • Ability to analyze engineering problems and develop creative solutions
  • Excellent organization and prioritization of daily tasks and projects
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining progress toward completing tasks.



  • Creative
  • Very strong technically
  • Ability to focus and move quickly through the available options
  • Capable of assimilating collaborative teams to reach a common technical goal.
  • Enjoys technology and how it can be applied to real world applications
  • Team player, open to different and opposing ideas
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Has a good sense of the morale and cultural heartbeat of the company.
  • Responsive to requests.
  • Positive, Energetic, and Optimistic
  • Comfortable operating independently, autonomously
  • Team player.
  • Ambition and desire to succeed.


General Duties:

  • Develop 3D models (Solidworks, Inventor)
  • Build iterative prototypes
  • Test prototypes for structural, durability, and manufacturability.
  • Develop designs for manufacturing and material handling equipment from concept to detailed fabrication drawings.
  • Research and Development of everyday projects as well as future pure R&D projects.
  • Help resolve engineering issues as they arise by working closely with vendors and the shop.
  • Collaborate with external partners to assist in the design or development of prototypes.
  • Be a great team player and contributor within the office; be tolerant of others.
  • Constantly review and master applicable business technology to ensure we are using the best tools.
  • Maintain office area clean and organized.
  • Work with management to prioritize projects on macro level; ability to prioritize individual tasks on your own.
  • Complete all administrative tasks/paperwork in timely manner
  • Develop equipment maintenance manual and appropriate project documentation.
  • Work well with the shop; pitch in where needed.  Spend part of time in shop assembling the equipment you designed to better understand how the components come together.
  • Work independently as well as take direction and collaborate with others.
  • Attend seminars and trade shows of required technologies we are using
  • Negotiate (Purchasing Agent) items that have to be outsourced.
  • Participate in corporate social events
  • Participate in the business process of taking new products to market
  • Maintain a consistently positive, enthusiastic attitude!
  • Other duties as assigned

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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