Research & Development Engineer

Snap-on Incorporated | Kenosha, WI

Posted Date 2/07/2023

Who We Are:

As part of the Snap-on Tools team, you'll be joining an extraordinary company that has been the industry standard for over 100 years!   People know Snap-on for the quality of our products, but we know that it is the passion and character of our people that make our company a global leader. With our diverse talents and deep pride in the Snap-on family of brands, we drive innovation and create value.  We work hard together. We grow together. We are one Snap-on team.

Working With Snap-on has Benefits!!


Company-paid benefits include:

  • Paid time off, vacation and paid holidays
  • Market competitive compensation 
  • Retirement programs including 401(k) Plan with matching employer contributions
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan – annual optional enrollment period
  • Basic dental, Basic life, Basic accidental death and dismemberment coverage
  • Short term and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Other health education programs, including smoking cessation, annual wellness screening and seasonal flu shot
  • Bonus, incentives depending on position and level
  • Base pay progression through lateral & promotional development on both managerial and technical career paths
  • Tuition Assistance Plan

Snap-on is rooted in the dignity of work. From our founding 100 years ago, we have been dedicated to this timeless principle. We celebrate this work and we celebrate our customers, the makers and the fixers, who perform day in and day out to move the world forward.

Snap-on continually strives to be an employer of choice and offers a Great Place to Work.


Position Summary: Responsible for assisting with conceptualizing and developing innovative new products across (but not limited to) various Snap-on product lines. Identify opportunities and help develop new concepts with emphasis on the customer, project development intensity, manufacturability and potential profitability of designs to insert into product realization cycle (concept ready). Plans project work, works to schedule, communicates progress to ensure goals are being met. Interfaces externally with end users, franchises and suppliers.  Interfaces internally with cross functional teams.

Key Tasks:

  •  Coordinate and complete basic product conceptualization and process improvement projects in a timely manner.
  •  Mine new product ideas, applications and enhancements by observing customers in their place of work. 
  •  Conceptualize new ideas and solutions by using analytical and experimental techniques.
  •  Gather feedback from end users regarding performance of prototype solutions and report back to team.
  •  Network across different external organizations and internal cross functional teams. Learn new markets.
  •  Exhibit learned technical methodologies and judgement to achieve task completion.
  •  Demonstrate skills and adopt technical background to reach relevant conclusions to meet customer needs and opportunities.
  •  Enhance technical knowledge by further formal or informal education.
  •  Develop interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Prepare technical reports and project documentation including conclusions and recommendations for future work.


  • Able to complete project tasks, product and/or process enhancements using basic theory, engineering principles, investigative techniques, analysis, and judgment.
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Science or combined appropriate education and experience.
  • Experience with vehicle repair preferred.
  • Local travel required with occasional multi day trips to trade shows, customer and vendor visits.
  • Work effectively with other designers and engineers cross functionally across the organization. Strong team player with strong communication skills
  • The following individual characteristics:
    • strong technical skills
    • detail oriented
    • integrity and objectivity
    • excellent communication skills
    • flexibility and adaptability
  • The following competencies
    • innovation
    • technical problem solving
    • project management skills
    • keen observation
Advanced Manufacturing

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