Development Engineer – Plastic Design

Reference No: WD-0008841

What's the role?

Design of electrical power tools, modules and components based on agreed product concepts and specifications during development, re-sourcing and product care projects.

Who is Hilti?

In case you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and first-rate service. With more than 29,000 people in more than 120 countries, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth as you learn, grow and carve out your career.

What does the role involve?

1. Take an active part in developing power tools in cooperation with the development teams in Asia and Europe.

2. Carry out the design work for components and complete units of power tools and accessories.

3. Building up sound competence regarding technical/physical function of the tools and its design methods to ensure the right interpretation of test results regarding function and reliability in different applications.

4. Optimize the design of the tools and their components in a systematic way to fulfill Hilti standards in sense of quality and costs.

5. Report all results and findings and give recommendations for improvements, further actions and design adaptions to the team.

6. Take necessary steps to ensure proper planning and management of the design steps. Review and clarify accuracy of specifications coming from the German development center.

7. Ensure a close relationship with Hilti teams, the plants and Supplier during the development process.

8. Take care of the complete documentation of the design results.

9. Building up competence in Shanghai and synchronize the results with European standards.

10. Leading internal small projects related to improve design process (e.g. design guidelines).

11. Provide knowledge and competence support to design colleagues. Report all results and findings and give recommendations for improvements, further actions and design adaptions to the team.

12. Support Team Leader in case of Team Leader absence.

Our unique culture is why people stay at Hilti - and why it’s not unheard of to find two generations of the same family working with us.

What do we offer?

We’ll give you everything you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training and lots of responsibility from the start. In return for your exceptional performance and consistent results, you’ll receive one-to-one career mentoring, as well as exciting opportunities to broaden your role and potentially move around the business. This is the perfect place for a global career.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you’ve never worked in construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

1. University graduate (min. bachelor degree in mechanical engineering) with 5+ years working experience in development environment as plastic or mechanical designer.
2. Excellent technical understanding of electromechanical systems.
3. Proficiency in English is a must
4. Excellence in working with CAD Software Unigraphics NX.
5. Experience in working with PDM systems preferable.
6. Experience in power tool design, such as designing complex plastic parts with 3D free-form surfaces for Plastic components design
7. Analytical and organizational skills.
8. Superior PC knowledge in all Microsoft Windows applications.
9. The candidate must be mature, initiative, independent and proactive.
10. Open minded for changes and new experiences.
11. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
12. Able to deal with intercultural problems.
13. Experience to work with European or/and Overseas technicians.



S1. Target oriented leading of Time To Money projects from definition of specifications to hand over to
product care in cooperation with the development teams in Asia and Europe.
2. Close communication with project teams and team members in Europe and coordination of the tasks


1. Responsible test engineer in development projects for electric power tools and inserts, especially TTM projects.
2. Planning, execution, and evaluation of functional and durability tests for power tools and their components.