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Technical Designer (Tech Designer, Product Engineer)

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Aquent's client in Minneapolis is looking for a Technical Designer (could also be considered a "Product Engineer") for their Home Accessories​ Department. This role will need to be on-location in the Downtown Office headquarters. Part-time, estimating 20 hours a week as a very loose estimate. This is a contract role that will be several months, potential to extend! Must have experience as a Technical Designer. 

This role will work with the (PD&D) Technical/Engineering Design and Development Processes. Will help review, develop, check and manage the technical specs for Home Accessories​/Home Goods prototypes. Evaluate product for quality, and make recommendations for improvements.​

More details about this role: 

·        Help identify and address manufacturing and quality issues and to co-develop products

·        Provide effective product technical specifications and product quality standards to include: raw materials, fit/function, construction details and product dimensions

·        Support and Is accountable for developing products that meet brand intent and quality

·        Partner with Quality and Compliance Teams to understand performance testing protocols and develop product to meet those requirements

·        Supports and Is accountable for timely sample evaluations and ensure approval of all supported products

·        Input and maintain accurate information in a system 

·        Support the timely resolution of all issues pertaining to the development, construction and manufacturing of products

·        Leads the Technical Functional Review

·        Appropriately leverages their knowledge and expertise to suggest COG, assembly, sustainability and other ROI improvements to their director and the broader CFT

·        Supports and is accountable for Technical Design/Engineering as part of a Cross Functional Team (including Design, Merchants and TSS) focused on taking owned brand products to appropriate levels of styles, quality and value


  • Understand benchmarks for specified product categories to continuously evaluate and compare Company products to that of the competition and ensure Company product meets or exceeds the a performance of the competitors’ product
  • Research and develop innovative product solutions that may include raw materials, constructions, manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Remain current in industry-leading manufacturing practices and equipment advances within their category and related categories
  • Understand and develop product quality standards by product type

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