Associate Product Engineer


Are you a recent college graduate with an Engineering degree? Do you want the opportunity to gain exposure, be mentored and grow within an Engineering Team? Are you passionate about creating and/or re-tooling products to answer customer’s needs?


If you answered yes to these questions, then this Associate Product Engineering position could be for you!


This position will be based out of our Curries brand (an ASSA ABLOY company) facility supporting us on a Group level. This will be an on-site role based out of our manufacturing facility located in Mason City, Iowa.


ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in opening access solutions. Our Group focuses on the manufacturing of steel doors and frames within the commercial market catering to such industries as hospitality, healthcare, aerospace, defense, sporting venues and education.  


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What would you do as our Associate Product Engineer?

You will play a key role on the team by helping to analyze product design requirements in concert with product management to ensure new or improved designs meet the needs of customers, while balancing functionality, sustainability, reliability, manufacturability, and aesthetic requirements. You will also assist in validating manufacturing processes to ensure product specifications and standards are being achieved.


You would also:

  • Prepare and maintain design/product specifications, design guidelines, and design plans.
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Develop drawings of new or improved product designs utilizing CAD software
  • Create and assist with executing product test plans, to include alpha, beta, and compliance testing for durability and functionality.
  • Use engineering analysis tools (DFMEA, PFMEAN, VSA, FEA, etc) to evaluate potential product and process failures, quality issues, etc.
  • Assist with the selection of sustainable materials for new or improved product designs in concert with Supply Chain 
  • Develop and document specifications for purchased materials and components
  • Assist with costing of new or improved products using material, labor, and overhead costs.
  • Participate in Value Analysis / Value Engineering activities to meet customer expectations for new or improved products at the lowest manufacturing cost
  • Assist with testing and verification of new and improved product designs as required for internal requirements as well as external 3rd party certification agencies (UL, Intertek, FBC, etc) along with other vested organizations (SDI, NAAMM/HMMA, etc.)
  • Participate in field activities along with product management such as VOC data gathering, to identify design changes needed to current product, or identify key features or constraints necessary for a new product launch
  • Actively participates in providing a safe and harmonious working environment for all employees
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations and laws, AADG programs and policies and the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned


The skills and experience you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Product Design Engineering
  • Previous working experience using AutoCAD or ProEngineer and the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings is a must
  • Experience/Exposure to sheet metal product design and fabrication would be a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and handle tasks or projects with competing priorities
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD or Solidworks desired
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc)



What we offer

We are passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here’s what we have to offer:

  • Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills.
  • A competitive salary and incentive schemes.
  • Variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Flexible Spending, discount portal, recognition and well-being programs … to name just a few!


We review applications regularly, so don’t wait!

We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us.

To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post.

If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Stephanie Mandato, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, at



Let’s create a safer and more open world - together!


AADG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran




We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.


As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.


As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Mason City, IA, US, 50401

Engineering & Science
Travel Required: 11%-30%

Nearest Major Market: Mason City