SKF is Hiring | Product Engineer |

Position – Product Engineer, PD&E Industrial
Company – SKF
Location – Pune, Maharashtra, IN

Job description

About SKF

SKF started its operations in India in 1923. Today, SKF provides industry leading automotive and industrial engineered solutions through its five technology-centric platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, lubrication solutions and services. Over the years the company has evolved from being a pioneer ball bearing manufacturing company to a knowledge-driven engineering company helping customers achieve sustainable and competitive business excellence.

SKF’s solutions provide sustainable ways for companies across the automotive and industrial sectors to achieve breakthroughs in friction reduction, energy efficiency, and equipment longevity and reliability. With a strong commitment to research-based innovation, SKF India offers customized value-added solutions that integrate all its five technology platforms.

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SKF India has been recognized as a “Top Employer 2024” by the Top Employers Institute, acknowledging excellence in People Practices.

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About Technology Development

The TD team for ISEA is focused on Customer Product development & Engineering, Innovation for the region, rollout of new technologies for the region, testing, Failure Investigation, scaleup from POC to series production, Portfolio Management etc.

TD Competencies
  • Engineering & Research Centre
  • Product Development & Engineering – This division brings out conceptual/detailed designs to support BOH/ETO activities based on customer specifications. Technology trends like digitization of workflows, e- Aviation, Sensorization, Product localization, Design automation, Agile, DFX and Model based designs, (MBDs) have increased the operational efficiency and application productivity. What our customer gain from this is efficient digital data exchange, traceability and flexibility in design changes, reduced carbon footprint and higher performance products.
  • Testing: Group Testing Services is a trusted partner in design, process and supplier validation. The testing team ensures greater focus on customer requirements, quality and operational efficiency. This entails greater support for SKF’s processes in a faster manner by applying global test standards, adapted to local customer specific requirements.
  • Global Metallurgy & Chemistry Laboratory (GMC)
  • Future Factory (Manufacturing 4.0) – Working on World class manufacturing – Lean, Green, Digital.
  • Manufacturing Process & Development – We support factories in the areas of process development (Heat treatment), machine building, Advanced Manufacturing – HT simulations, Additive Manufacturing, Vision Inspection etc. We are working on building innovative solutions on machines (measurement/ assembly/ clean manufacturing) and focusing on Scaling technologies like 3D printing and Camera based Inspection system with automation.
  • Connected Technologies- develop new products for connectivity and sustain it. We work on sensor technology and data integration. This help customer for predictive maintenance of their assets.

SKF Purpose Statement

Together, we re-imagine rotation for a better tomorrow.

By creating intelligent and clean solutions for people and the planet


Job Title: Product Engineer, PD&E Industrial

Reports To:DGM-PD&E Bearing, Industrial-SRB/SLB/H&A

Role Type: Individual Contribution

Location: Pune

Role Purpose:

To support the local market by driving the development right product offers, product specifications and support their go-to-market program for SRB product line.

  • Has worked with machine design, mechanical components design, product testing and validation etc.
  • Exposed to New product development process. (DFSS, DFM/DFA would be added advantage), with an understanding on the full value chain of the product.
  • Understanding on manufacturing processes on steel, machining, super finishing etc.
  • Hands on experience with CAD / PLM tools like PTC Creo, windchill etc. Shall have understanding on simulation tools and be capable to interpret results.
  • Should be experience with Project management and gated development process.
  • Good analytical skills & experience running VA/VE projects, ICR projects etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to clearly communicate with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Shall be agile & curious to learn & explore new technology areas.
  • Technical knowledge in bearings, application of bearings and N&V would be an added advantage.
  • Understanding on digital tools and design automation would be added advantage.
  • Define and develop engineering requirement specifications for bearing components and assemblies.
  • Responsible for defining technology solutions to fulfill customer requirements and complying with the SKF product line design rules following applicable methodologies like Product Development Process, GPM etc.
  • Responsible for identifying, developing and delivering strategic engineering projects aimed at Performance enhancements and Cost reduction.
  • Support business case evaluations through review of business and technical requirements assessing for techno-commercial viability.
  • Responsible to ensure Design Reviews using DFMEA, Potential risk assessments & their mitigation, Simulation tools, DVVP etc.
  • To drive and carry out engineering tasks to our sales team, factories in technical development projects.
  • Responsible for driving engineering change assessment and coordinating engineering efforts toward change validation and implementation.
  • Perform competitor product benchmarking based on requests from AE, Business development & factories.
  • Collaborate with Global Product development centers to enhance strong engagement.

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelors/master’s in mechanical or equivalent engineering
  • 2 to 8 years of industry experience with Product Design & Development, Application engineering, etc
  • External Customers
  • Local Sales team/ factory BD/ PL.
  • Technical teams – AE, PD&E, RTD, Testing.
  • Factory Functions such ME/Quality/Sourcing
  • External Suppliers
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