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Development Engineer

Springfield, MO, US, 65807

Your Career Begins at Timken. 

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. Timken Belts, located in Springfield, MO, is searching for a Development Engineer.



Position Summary:

This position is responsible for developing new belt products and processes and maintain existing products within a team environment and coordinating all available resources to create competitive products.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Developing new product designs (specifications) and processes and establishing their characteristics to satisfy identified scope and deliverables.
  • Maintaining and revising existing product designs (specifications) and processes as requested/required.
  • Identifying new and existing product and process concerns, problems and tendencies.
  • Establish new test procedures, initiating tests and evaluating test results.
  • Identifying and coordinating the development of new test equipment and the upgrading of existing test equipment.
  • Providing product and process support and assistance to the Application and Process Technology Groups.
  • Providing product and process support and assistance to manufacturing.
  • Providing product and process support and assistance to Product management, Marketing and Sales as required.
  • Provide support and input to the ISO “Long Track” Design Control procedures.
  • Receives new product development scope and deliverables from Product Management.
  • Leads or serves on Product Development Teams.
  • Interacts with various members of the Power Transmission Groups, Material Science, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Sup-pliers, and Customers in developing new and maintaining existing products and evaluating problems.
  • Accountable for developing new product specifications and controls (approves) the modification of existing product specifications.
  • Recommends new product and process release to Product Management, General Manager, PT Group, Manufacturing, Development and Process Managers.
  • Recommends product design and process solutions to Product Management, General Manager, PT Group, Manufacturing, Development and Process Managers.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or other related field
  • 3 to 5 years in product development and testing
  • Knowledge of testing techniques, analysis, statistics, design of experiments, product reliability, and a familiarity with equipment design is required.

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Understanding of statistics for analyzing results preferred
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Organizational skills to work on and prioritize multiple projects
  • Must have engineering background and understanding of rotating fatigue
  • Rubber chemistry is a plus
  • Strong written, and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and complete necessary production forms.  Ability to speak effectively with fellow employees and/or customers. 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, rate, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; problem solving ability.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and use hands/arms. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear at conversational level, and smell.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. Moving/lifting greater than 50 pounds requires assistance from another employee or a lifting device/hoist.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is may be frequently exposed to chemicals, hot/cold conditions, or noisy conditions.

Required Personal Protective Equipment: Employee is required to wear proper safety eyewear and steel-toed shoes at all times while on the plant floor.


The Timken Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and 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. For additional information please visit our website:





The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

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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