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Product Development Engineer

  • Specialty:

    Engineering
  • Title:

    Product Development Engineer
    • City:

      Warwick
    • State:

      RI
    • Zip Code:

      02886
  • Start date:

    11-11-2021
  • Status:

    Closed
  • Assignment Type:

    Direct Hire
  • Job Id:

    60836

Description

Are you an experienced and motivated Engineer with a passion for producing the highest quality products for the commercial market? We are in need of a Sr. NPD ( New Product Development ) Engineer whom will see products through from idea to manufacture. Packaging experience is necessary here. Please review the description below and if this sounds like you, apply with your resume today!

Reporting to the Director, New Product Development & Program Management, the Sr. New Product Development Engineer is responsible for the ideation, design, development and specification of a variety of manufactured and imported consumer goods. Primary focus is on designing and developing product; however, specification of packaging is also required. Responsibilities include brainstorming new concepts; creating, issuing and updating specifications for products, retail packaging, master cartons, and displays; and developing and implementing cost reduction projects. This role may also mentor and supports junior engineering staff. The successful candidate will be resourceful, creative, and detail-oriented, possess strong project management skills, and feel comfortable working cross-functionally at all levels of the organization.

 

Responsibilities

Create and release product and packaging specifications for new development, product updates, and cost reductions, accurately and in a timely manner

Target 95% accuracy; 95% adherence to committed completion dates

Work closely with Product Engineering, Marketing, and Sales to develop new and innovative product & packaging concepts

Innovations brought to market on time and on budget, with features meeting stakeholder requirements.

Proactively identify cost reduction opportunities; schedule and drive cost reduction projects to realized cost savings

Meet schedule and cost savings targets for planned annual assigned cost reduction projects.

Support ECM process by providing timely and accurate master data as required

Information delivered within lead-time specified by company and with 100% accuracy.

Develop and implement test plans as needed

Execution of testing to specified parameters and protocol, resulting in designs that meet quality requirements

Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a self-directed manner, working closely with Marketing, Operations, and domestic & international suppliers to ensure that all stakeholder needs are met

Projects and tasks are undertaken and completed with a minimum of oversight; allegiance to schedule, budget, and stakeholder requirements is demonstrated.

Design with customer requirements, quality and performance requirements, retail space restrictions, manufacturability, and cost reduction in mind

 

Revisions and re-work of designs is minimized; design work is done with a full understanding of all stakeholder requirements, and open and transparent dialogue with stakeholders regarding the aesthetic, cost, material and other impacts of said requirements.

Provide technical and business expertise to the organization; provide mentoring, training, and technical support to NPD group

Stakeholders are fully supported with expert knowledge as needed.

Develop, document, and implement New Product Development policies, procedures, test methodologies, and reports

Database of policies and procedures is maintained and updated regularly

Other duties assigned by supervisor

To be determine

Competencies

Resourcefulness

Able to deal well with new or difficult situations and to find solutions to problems; flexible and able to meet changing situations  capable of devising ways and means to persevere in a dynamic organization with changing and sometimes conflicting deliverables and priorities.

Independence

Comfortable and effective working with minimal direct supervision; makes sound decisions and takes action with little oversight.

Creativity

Generates new approaches to problems or innovations to established practices; shows imagination

Initiative

Takes the opportunity to do something before others do, or because others cannot; taking on more in the spirit of recognizing that company needs must be met.

Credibility and clarity in communications, written and verbal

Possesses the ability to inspire belief through clarity of communication, written or verbal, and perhaps augmenting influence.

Adaptability

Able to quickly adapt to shifting priorities; possesses the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects of varying complexity

Earning Trust

Delivers on commitments; demonstrates accountability and transparency; dependable

Working in Teams

Ability to function and operate closely with others, cross functionally.

Customer Focus

Ability to balance the needs of the company with the customer quality and compliance demands and requirements.

Organization

Plans, organizes, and schedules in an extremely efficient manner. Focused on key priorities.

Positivity & Enthusiasm

Sees opportunities as opposed to problems; has a “can-do” attitude; demonstrates genuine interest and excitement in day to day work

Technical Skills

Competency

Proficient in 3D CAD (especially SolidWorks)

SAP or similar ERP experience

Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Demonstrated Project Leadership skills- experience driving projects from inception through completion, meeting schedule and cost goals.

Cultural Fit

Competency

Definition

Can create a rapport with people from various backgrounds.

Ability to create relationships, especially ones of mutual trust or alignment with those of different influences and backgrounds.

Continuous improvement

An ongoing effort to improve products, services or processes. These efforts can seek incremental improvement over time or breakthrough improvement all at once.

Team player

A person who plays or works well as a member of a team or group.

Integrity

The quality of being honest and fair; firm adherence to a code of especially moral values.  Unwavering ethical framework.

Motivation

Goal driven, displays energy and a passion for the job.

Qualifications

Competency

BS Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience

10+ years’ experience in consumer goods engineering

Experience interacting with US and Asian factories and suppliers on product and package design, testing, and manufacturing is a plus

Knowledge of current manufacturing processes.  Equipment knowledge and experience is a plus

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