Participate in the sourcing and qualification of essential consumer products that have national and international exposure to millions of consumers. This involves working with a creative, collaborative team of engineering and design professionals, test labs, marketing, industrial design, and sales towards the successful launch of new consumer products. Development is within a fast-paced environment with superior engineering and design culture using top-of-the-line development tools, state-of-the-art testing and prototyping facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Develop technical qualification of products including: creating functional prototypes, testing and design verification, introduction to the market and post launch value engineering plans. * Follow a standard engineering workflow, with milestones, and specific deliverables to be complimented with an innovative, continuous improvement spirit and obsession for exceeding customer expectations. * Investigate and prescribe optimized materials and manufacturing processes for a given component and sub-systems.Look beyond current material and manufacturing standards, and integrate outside industry best practices and manufacturing innovation into the development. * Apply critical thinking to understand depth of design and to predict why, when, and how designs fail. * Effective contribution in collaborative sessions within and outside technical domain to gather information and vet technical opportunities, consumer needs, and optimized design * Generate novel technical innovation that can be used to gain competitive advantage * Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Engineering or related technical AS Degree and a minimum of 3 years of related experience. * Demonstrated ability to generate, execute, and report test plans and results * Ability to generate engineering and aesthetic specifications, and generation of test procedures to verify specifications are met. * Demonstrated ability to design mechanical structures, including components and systems that are consumer facing to prescribed engineering and aesthetic specifications. * Strong understanding of engineering principles, developing mechanical models, interpreting test data, and model simulation and validation. * Demonstrated innovation for competitive advantage, through intellectual property submission, publication, and issued patents. * Ability to align engineering and marketing objectives, with those of the business unit to maintain continuous flow of sustainable, innovative, high quality products. * Communication skills to serve as an agent of collaborative innovation, and quality improvement * Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% per year
* Catia CAD software experience * Experience qualifying materials and components * Materials and/or chemical laboratory experience