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Senior Product Development Analyst - Tool Design

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

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If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose of Position

This position works closely with engineers, specialists, and project leaders to ensure that test programs are executed according to plan. The position also works closely with Bearing & Seal Test leadership to ensure that the laboratory operates efficiently, and its priorities are aligned with the needs of the Business Units and the R&D organization. 

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Perform test machine and test tooling design necessary for product testing and evaluation as requested by business units. Develop ideas for continuous improvement of laboratory productivity, reduction of test cycle-time and set-up time, and share best practices with other test groups within the company.
  2. Present test design concepts and the analysis of tested product to Bearing & Seal Test group management, project leaders, and business unit personnel as required. Ensure adequate and up-to-date documentation of test plans.
  3. Work with engineers, specialists, and project leaders to ensure that laboratory activities are closely aligned with the test schedule and priorities, maximize test equipment utilization, maintain a clean and orderly test lab, and ensure proper machine maintenance and operation.
  4. Instruct Bearing & Seal Test group Analysts and Technicians to perform tests to evaluate product performance in accordance with standard procedures and test plans that are aligned with the needs of the business units and Technology; perform detailed evaluation of tested product.
  5. Conduct analyses of performance test data (e.g. statistical analyses of bearing life data), document and report the results, predict product performance using simulation tools, and compare predictions with experimental results.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Mechanical aptitude/ability and experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting test equipment.
  • Expereince with programmable machine controllers and pneumatic & hydraulic loading systems.
  • Experience with CAD software, Siemens NX perferred. 
  • Results Focused.
  • Experience with test equipment, tooling, or machine design.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Computer skills using MS Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as interfacing with machine controls.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree with at least 5 year’s of experience 
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering with 1 to 3 years of experience


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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