Product Design Engineer I

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Clow Valve


The Product Design Engineer designs, develops and manages new product and product components.  This position will become familiar with all phases of product development and the latest technologies; they combine innovation, human factors, and engineering knowledge in order to make a product successful in the marketplace. The Product Design Engineer will work closely with the Sales Department and upper management to take an idea and develop it so that it can be produced and sold. The right candidate will do everything from selecting the materials, type of prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing methods that are cost effective and meet the product design criteria. The PDE will also be able to generate drawings and 3D models for tooling, prototyping, patents, marketing, and manufacturing.




Please Note: Clow Valve practices Conscious Hiring; Clow utilizes the Job Fit Inventories to help us in hiring the right person for the right job. This creates an opportunity for us to best utilize our candidates skills, abilities and behaviors to benefit them long term. We use a minimum 80% fit score for every position we have to verify it's a good fit for both sides and we can maximize development and optimization.




  • The Product Design Engineer is also responsible for fielding product inquiries, particularly from Sales personnel and customers, and initiating Engineering Change Orders to revise product designs. 

  • Manage Product Design Projects by spearheading design of new product/components, developing design criteria, planning project milestones and coordinating prototype production.


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree with 1-5 years’ experience in professional Engineering.
  • Analysis and judgment
  • Quality of work and strong attention to detail
  • Customer focused
  • Drafting and modeling
  • Manufacturing Methods and Processes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and great time management skills
  • Teamwork / Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Innovative




McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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