Environmental Product Development Technician

Portland, OR


Job Summary

Contech Engineered Solutions is seeking a Product Development Technician to join our Portland team! The Product Development Technician (Engineer) will perform engineering analysis and design for the development of new and improved stormwater treatment products.  Research and understand the product market in relation to customer needs and future outlook.  Use that information to develop, improve and/or assist in acquiring products and technologies to drive the future growth of the Company.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Assist with design projects from concept stage to completion.  Produce CAD models and drawings; create BOMs; develop cost-estimates; write new product specifications; create assembly/installation procedures; and provide manufacturing support as required.
  • Assist with engineering project management for new product development (NPD) projects.  NPD project deliverables include: feasibility assessments, determining and analyzing customer needs, product conceptualization and design, prototyping/testing, design for manufacturability, production preparation and product launch.
  • Work cross-functionally with other colleagues and teams to develop products of maximum profitability.
  • Prepare and conduct tests on new products. Design and construct laboratory test apparatus’, working scale models and full-scale prototypes. Collect, interpret and report data in a scientific manner. Perform engineering calculations and provide technical support regarding current and new designs.
  • Research and understand the technical and commercial aspects of the stormwater treatment products industry in relation to customer (internal and external) needs and future outlook. Maintain awareness of emerging technologies and materials relative to our business. Research adjacent markets (technological and geographic) for product and technology opportunities.
  • Assist Program Director with the management of the Company’s intellectual property portfolio.  Research and analyze new products, patents and patent applications.  Provide support to ensure timely and organized prosecution of patent and trademark applications.
  • Ensure that lab facilities and equipment are maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree, Civil, Environmental or Related Engineering Major

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience (3 years preferred) and an understanding of developing, designing and bringing successful products to market.
  • Must be hands-on, highly motivated and energetic team player to take ownership of product development projects and bring to successful completion.  Must be able to prioritize and manage several projects at once with an ability to maintain critical project timelines.
  • Detail oriented and analytical with excellent communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.  Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Experience in performing engineering design and analysis and the development of 3-D solid models utilizing SolidWorks or similar. 
  • Experience with material, component, and vendor research and selection is required.  Must be able to quickly learn our materials and processes and available materials and technologies.
  • Must display creativity and innovation in product design, enhancement and cost reduction.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.


Local Candidates Only Please. No Relocation Assistance is Available.

Contech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, transgender status, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Click here to view information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement.  Contech is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.  If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact the Contech Recruiting team at (513) 645-7000.

Salary Range
$84,000.00 - 132,000.00
per Year
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Portland, OR 97220, US