Dexter Axle

Product Engineer

Location US-IN-Elkhart
Posted Date 5 months ago(2/9/2022 5:19 PM)
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Product Engineer at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Production Programs Engineering Manager, this position provides engineering support for all aspects of assigned product line to ensure functionality, quality, cost, and schedule.  This position will obtain experience at both our corporate office and as well as some of our plants as some projects will be in our manufacturing facilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares engineering documents, including drawings, Solid models, DVP&R’s and specifications.
  • Assists with the development of product design and functionality.
  • Assists with implementation of product design within schedule and budget parameters.
  • Analyzes the risks new designs or processes and communicates results to Engineering Management (DFMEA).
  • Provides support to manufacturing to ensure product is fabricated and assembled based on the intended functionality of the design
  • Analyzes requests for product changes for suitability to meet requirements (ECR/ECN).
  • Interfaces with others in the organization and customers to jointly determine customer needs and solutions.
  • Supports the product design process with various engineering analysis techniques including finite element, design of experiments and other analytical techniques.

Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline. Relevant internship or professional experience preferred but not required. Must be a self starter with strong computer and communication skills and continuous growth potential.


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