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Senior Product Development Engineer

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Date: May 16, 2018

Location: Schofield, WI, US, 54476

Company: Greenheck Group

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Provide an advanced level of expertise in the design and redesign of new and existing products to complement and enhance product offerings, continually improve quality, minimize production costs and sustain a competitive advantage in the air movement and control industry. Work closely with marketing/sales on new product concepts, features and/or SDR's. Independent judgment must be exercised frequently. Assignments are received in the form of results expected, but employee has considerable freedom to decide work priorities and procedures to be followed.   

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create new and improved product designs according to requirements coordinated with sales and marketing departments.
  • Develop bill of materials and translation documents related to new or changed designs.
  • Oversee the transition from design into production, including any necessary testing and training required for implementing new or changed designs. May also be required to evaluate internal tooling and facility capabilities when assessing the cost effectiveness of a new design.
  • Evaluate material selection, cost analysis, and vendors as required to implement new designs.  Review, along with purchasing personnel, the selection and specification of new purchased component parts for product designs.
  • Oversee the prototyping and testing of new designs, including the interpretation of test results.  May be required to set up and run test equipment.
  • Conduct and/or review the testing of new designs, interpreting test data and recommending necessary corrective action based on test data.  Will interface with agencies associated with certifying products (AMCA, UL, etc.)
  • Provide technical consultation internally to sales and marketing personnel and externally to customers.
  • Maintain close contact with the shop floor.  Listen to the problems and ideas.  Prioritize and pursue the most important concerns. Responsible for resolving any and all issues as they arise.
  • Maintain accurate and current documentation on design changes and requests.
  • Resolve production and/or field problems as needed.
  • Lead/facilitate in value engineering projects to continually improve the cost efficiency of design and manufacturing processes.
  • Lead any/all external agency approval (i.e., U.L. AMCA). May also be involved in technical committees, standard committees, etc.
  • Review/evaluate returned goods and determine root cause of failures and disposition of materials.
  • Proven ability to continually manage multiple projects and their associated due dates.
  • May have multiple direct reports (preferred at this level to at least have some direct reports).
  • May have indirect supervision over multiple design teams.  May provide mentoring for other employees.

Business Unit Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • This position owns and leads the technology transfer portion of all AMAST activities. 
  • Lead all production-level preparation and ongoing support for the introduction of new materials and technologies out of AMAST, through the technology incubation phase, and into a full production mode for the benefit of our profit centers.
  • Support all of the BU's through a complete technology transfer for each new project - become the AMAST liaison for this activity and other department's design and manufacturing professionals. 
  • Define all equipment required for new materials and other technologies to plan and initiate any incubator/production phase. 
  • Create the budget, schedule and critical tasks required to move new technology into incubation and production.  
  • Learn each new technology venture to a level that exceeds a strong working knowledge on how to use these new tools. 
  • Validate that each new technology/project has been totally vetted and is ready to begin a technology transfer into a production mode.
  • Work with EHS to ensure that all safety procedures, equipment, and other protocol are firmly in place in advance of any new project. 

Job Qualifications

  • Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, which is equivalent to that which would be acquired by completing a regular four-year college program in Engineering.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of analytical abilities and data interpretation.
  • Minimum 5 -10 years of experience in an Engineering capacity required.

Special Notation

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

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