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Product Development Engineer

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Additional Information: 

  • Looking for product development experience
  • Plastics experience
  • Knowledge of injection molding processes- high volume manufacturing
  • Project Management scheduling
  • Engineering troubleshooting, debugging product
  • Works on a cross functional team- interact with multiple levels across several teams
  • Reporting into a Sr. Engineer 

Required:

  • Mechanical Engineering Background
  • Plastics/ Injection Molding
  • Project Management Skills
  • Manage and facilitate the complete lifecycle and development process of assigned products- ensuring completion of all product related activities, deliverables and documentation by the cross functional team.
  • Ensure products meet cost, schedule, performance, and safety and product integrity goals at each milestone and that each product is ready and turned-over to the manufacturing source when required.
  • Understand how changes in the schedule affect availability and what potential options exist to avoid delays.
  • Drive resolution of open issues that may impact milestone realization or lifecycle advancement.
  • Support the team with early guidance of concept feasibility and general product manufacturing and assembly recommendations.
  • Keep up to date on current manufacturing  capabilities and limitations of vendors and plants.
  • Provide engineering direction and technical support to a cross-functional product development team.
  • Estimate costs for early design concepts in order to facilitate cost/feature balance decisions.
  • Drive cost reduction efforts as required.
  • Responsible for initial bill of materials, preliminary tool plan, ensuring proper documentation, and issuing change orders to advance lifecycle phase of product and dependent items.
  • Oversee construction of control drawings, exploded views and product CAD files created by Mechanical Design or outside vendor
  • Present applicable new technologies to team.
  • Create and present innovative concepts for consideration that are cost effective and manufacturable.

Skills:

Analytical abilities and are capable of synthesizing and prioritizing a large volume of information. You can think critically to make clear, well-reasoned and rational decisions.

•   Communication skills to communicate clearly, concisely, and with impact using the right communication formats and methods. You convey confidence, ease and enthusiasm when communicating with a variety of audiences, job levels and stakeholders.

•   Accountability and take personal ownership for delivering and exceeding commitments. You hold yourself, team and partners to the highest standard for performance necessary for the achievement of results.

•   Proactive self-starter with a strong problem solving ability and creative mindset.

•   Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities and efficiently use time to complete assigned tasks.

•   Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work within cross­ functional global team.

Qualifications:

•    1-3+ years related experience

•   High-volume consumer product experience is preferred.

•   Ability to direct product design for the most cost-effective manufacturing processes.

•   Working knowledge of the production environment including mold build, molding, decoration, assembly and pack-out.

Education:

    A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or related field (or equivalent)

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