OldCastle Application Designer/Product Engineer (EPAD036) - Wausau, WI in Wausau, Wisconsin

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.

Basic Function

Produce designs and redesigns of new and existing products to complement and enhance product offerings while continually improving quality, minimizing production costs, and sustaining a competitive advantage in the fenestration market. Work closely with the all business groups on new product concepts, features, and custom designs. Assignments are received in the form of results expected, but employee has considerable freedom to decide work priorities and procedures to be followed.

Specific Duties

  • Develop new product designs and redesigns in coordination with sales, marketing and manufacturing groups

  • Create/Maintain standards for new products, changes to existing products and custom design requests using AutoCAD/Inventor

  • Maintain standards files (CAD, Word, Excel, PDF, and other documentation)

  • Read architectural drawings and interpret specifications

  • Oversee the transition from design into production, including any necessary testing and training required for implementing new or changed designs. May also be required to evaluate internal tooling and facility capabilities when assessing the cost effectiveness of a new design

  • Evaluate material selection, cost analysis, and vendors as required to implement new designs. Review, along with purchasing personnel, the selection and specification of new purchased component parts for product designs

  • Oversee the prototyping and testing of new designs, including the interpretation of test results. May be required to set up and run test equipment

  • Conduct and/or review the testing of new designs, interpreting test data and recommending necessary corrective action based on test data. Will interface with agencies associated with certifying products (AAMA, NFRC, etc.)

  • Provide technical consultation internally to sales and marketing personnel and externally to customers

  • Maintain close contact with the shop floor. Listen to the problems and ideas. Prioritize and pursue the most important concerns. Responsible for resolving any and all issues as they arise

  • Visit job sites to review installation and/or design problems and make a determination and resolve the situation


  • 0-5 years related experience

  • No knowledge required of products or systems but it is preferred

  • Bachelors Degree in an Engineering related program (Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred)

  • Proficiency in utilizing AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Inventor

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong working knowledge of mathematics

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and arrive at a logical solution to them

  • Regular and predictable attendance, safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential function of this job

What Oldcastle Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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