Product Development Engineer

by Starlim

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 22, 2024

Job Description

Position Type: Full-time/ Permanent
Location: London, Ontario

Experience: 5 Years
Education: University Degree


Starlim North America is a global leader in the manufacturing of silicone parts specializing in custom Liquid Silicone Rubber moulding for health care and automotive industries.

Located in London since 2002, our Austrian headquarters has been expanding world-wide since 1974. Our proprietary, fully automated, world-class technologies and high-quality products, combined with creative, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing technologies allow us to deliver high quality products.


Key focus:

The successful candidate in this role will be responsible for supporting product design and engineering initiatives of customers with a strong focus on the development of Starlim based testing and prototyping capabilities.

We require an experienced Product Development Engineer who will be responsible for:

  • Assisting customers with product design & development
  • Engineering based sales activities
  • Assisting Marketing & Sales Manager and colleagues on customer specification interpretation
  • Liaison with Austrian headquarters Product Design and Development Engineering department
  • Early involvement and assistance for Customer Engineering community
  • Maintaining Engineering specifications/ standards library
  • Engineering liaison with North American suppliers
  • Technical support for material compliance requirements
  • Coordinating lab testing for internal/external testing and provide interpretation and communication of test results to stakeholders (new development work, projects, equipment)
  • Preparing technical articles and presentations to showcase Starlim’s capabilities on an annual basis
  • Project management of all design/development and prototype activities according to APQP process
  • Leading and implementing SR&ED system, project tracking and reporting for the company
  • Input to DFMEA & PFMEA.
  • Supporting 8D processes for design related issues
  • Assist in finalizing quotes
  • Supporting Environmental, Health & Safety initiatives throughout the facility, ensuring safety, housekeeping and quality standards are maintained
  • Communicating effectively through all levels of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned by the department Manager

Do you have?

  • Completion of a University degree in mechanical engineering
  • 5 years’ experience in an engineering capacity
    • LSR or thermoplastics injection molding field preferred
    • Majority of experience should include product design (preferably automotive or medical device) and project management
  • Understanding of health and safety procedures in a manufacturing environment
  • Oriented to a manufacturing organization

Successful candidate will also have:

  • Experience with LSR and plastic material properties
  • Experience with LSR and plastic part design
  • Experience with LSR and plastic or rubber mold design
  • Proficiency with CAD software. Solid works experience preferred
  • Ability to travel throughout North America and parts of Europe on a frequent basis
  • Excellent technical understanding
  • Strong understanding of SQE tools (8D, FMEA, DFMEA, DOE, APQP, DVP&R, DFMA etc.).
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Ability to handle information with confidentiality and discretion
  • Must be able to work as a part of a team, successfully coordinating with team members from various departments.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and confidence in dealing with all levels of an organization
  • Sound judgment, prioritization skills and the ability to make independent decisions is expected
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Project

Starlim is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need.

If you have the required qualifications and would like to work in a growing, high tech, continuous improvement environment, please apply using the following link

While all applications are appreciated only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.