Product Development Specialist
R&D
Full Time
Springfield, Tn
2020-10-16

A REGULAR DAY AT WORK (Essential Duties):

For us going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. By being sustainable and open to new ideas we can push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.  

In this role you will perform new product development from concept through production based upon Customer/Marketing directives and be responsible for project assignments that could range in complexity from component level application to complete system development.  You will apply project management principles to effectively accomplish goals and objectives on time and within budgetary constraints while interfacing with all departments, vendors and customers within the scope of the project.  The product development specialist provides engineering management periodic status updates, tracks budgets for projects assigned and chairs design and project reviews as required. You will help to develop project schedules to PPAP guidelines in support of project goals and objectives, review and approve all agency test results to ensure they meet all technical and agency requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops cooking product designs from component level integration to complete system development to improve marketability, quality, function, performance, and reliability while maintaining cost objectives
  • Plans and approves work performed by the Model Shop, Agency Labs, Drafting, Reliability, and Home Economics
  • Assists in preparing and directing preparation of engineering documentation (ECN’s, BOM’s, Drawings, and Specifications) while directing the activities of assigned CAD designers as required on the project
  • Demonstrate creative ability through invention or other significant contributions to the profession and oversee disposition of first piece PPAP sample approvals
  • Interface with Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, and Outside Suppliers to provide or obtain necessary information
  • Participates in special function teams and support production as required while performing all functions as outlined by Engineering Management
  • Assists in the establishment of design objectives and executes these designs to meet these objectives while fully supporting company programs, policies and objectives

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Minimum Qualification

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology, preferred not required
  • 0-3 years product design related experience, preferred not required
  • Plastics / Sheet Metal design development experience required
  • Demonstrated PC proficiency is required
  • Must have general knowledge of manufacturing and assembly methodologies

Apply now

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'