SKF is Hiring | Project Engineer |

Position – Project Engineer – AECC
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: Project Engineer -AECC

Reports To: Regional Manager AECC India

Role Type: Individual Contribution

Location: Pune

Role Purpose:

In this role the Engineer uses state of the art tools and methods to solve engineering challenges. These challenges includecollaborating with SKF’s Application Engineering Group to increase or optimize the performance of industrial machinery. They also include working on SKF’s next generation products in collaboration with the Product Development organization.

Typically, the Project Engineer will use virtual modelling and simulation embedded with coding as needed to represent the system’s physical behaviour and explore solution alternatives. In all cases, the Project Engineer will help to bring SKF’s understanding of an engineering challenge to a higher level in a collaborative way.

Key Responsibilities

  • To perform advanced engineering analyses in support of Application Engineering or Product/Technology Development, and external customers
  • To use state of the art tools, such as SKF’s internal modelling and simulation packages as well as commercial tools
  • To understand the needs of the external customer and filter out areas where simulation can be used efficiently to support those needs
  • To perform agreed activities in line with time and quality objectives
  • To interface directly with peers, experts, and customers
  • To connect with Development, Engineering and Application teams for necessary cross functional collaboration for successful completion of studies.
  • To plan, execute, control and evaluate required activities autonomously or in cooperation with the Application Engineer / Project Manager
  • To write technical proposals, transforming the engineering challenge into a meaningful statement of work
  • To prepare the engineering reports with clear abstract of the analyses done, outlining the key findings and recommendations
  • To interact on engineering challenges with peers and experts inside and outside the global AECC organization
  • To document gained knowledge into Modelling & Simulation best practices
  • To build and maintain a network within the SKF organisation
  • To maintain update your individual skills autonomously or through a formal training to keep up with customer engineering needs
Key Skill & Knowledge Profile:

The ideal candidate for this position is a motivated individual who desires to be part of a high performing team. As a member of AECC you are constantly interacting with various parts of the SKF organisation, and you enjoy building connections. You like to have a job with a high-level technical content, and you are contributing actively for developing SKF business. As we are located in many geographical areas, you enjoy working with colleagues from other cultures.

We expect you to have:

  • University degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong analytical mindset with modelling and simulation background
  • Combo experience in FEA and MBD (High-level experience in ANSYS APDL, ANSYS Workbench, etc., and low-level experience in Multi-Body Dynamics),
  • Experience with bearings and customer machinery
  • Effective communication to both internal and external customers
  • Teamwork ability, interest to learn from, and share competences with others, locally and globally
  • Willingness to travel
  • Good command of the English language

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering stream.
  • 2-6 Years of relevant functional work experience.

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