Engineer, New Product Develop. in Newnan, GA at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 5/27/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The New Product Development Engineer role is a multifunctional resource whose primary focus is facilitating the development and introduction of new rigid plastic packaging products or product changes from initial concepts through development to product launch. Key activities may include assisting with product concept development, CAD design, FEA analysis, pre-production trials, coordination of lab trials, and generation of Product Specifications for both Sales and Manufacturing. The New Product Development Engineer will work with other members of the Engineering team including Materials, Process, Tooling, and Project Engineering to help administer, coordinate, and manage the launch of new products through the Engineering and Development process.  The position will also require interfacing with Customers and Sales to discuss market needs and develop product concepts.

Defines, plans, and monitors costs and technical performance for a major product development and/or core engineering project or multiple projects. Implements on-going project status reviews using project management tools and engineering systems.

  • Makes decisions on technical priorities or design alternatives for projects within the team’s scope. Acts as the primary technical contact on team for product performance and as an advisor to engineering or business unit leadership. Represents the organization as the technical liaison in providing solutions to customer problems.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and assures customer needs are identified and addressed.
  • Coordinates and manages the testing of products throughout the design process to troubleshoot any potential problems.
  • Implements and maintains consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation procedures and reporting systems (e.g. structured product development processes and gate reviews; engineering change flow down; knowledge databases). Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard intellectual property.
  • Develops and analyzes the operating budget; projects and plans for future needs (e.g. workforce planning; introduction of new technologies). Monitors conformance to contractual, regulatory, and cost elements. Provides cost input for business proposals.
  • Compiles engineering cost data and identifies opportunities for process improvements to reduce cost or improve engineering productivity. Provides feedback to the team on performance to engineering cost targets.
  • Works with business development and program management to identify new business opportunities, present company product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements.
  • Identifies and creates technical training and development plans. Mentors or serves as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Maintains leadership and technical capabilities through continued education or training.

 

Job Requirements

  • BS in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of Product Design, Product/Project Management or related experience
  • 3D/2D CAD background: SolidEdge, Solid Works, Pro-E, etc., Experience with Seimens SolidEdge preferred.
  • Experienced with ANSI drafting/drawing standards.
  • Familiarity with plastics processing (injection molding, blow molding, mold design). Previous packaging design experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma processes and Continuous Improvement principles
  • Prior experience with managing new product introductions in a manufacturing environment
  • Good written and oral skills. Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Adept with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Travel: 10-15%.
  • Able to work with all levels of customers, managers, and employees in a cooperative manner
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and work alongside others with a “Let’s get it done” attitude.

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