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Product Engineer

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Posted: 05/04/2023 Job Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 22728 Pay Rate: $ 45.00 - $ 60.00

Job Description

Our global manufacturing client in the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area is seeking a strong Product Engineer for a 1+ year contract.  The ideal candidate would have at least 4 years of experience in product engineering.  We are looking ot hire ASAP fo this role so please apply now if interested.

This position will involve:
  • ***Must have experience with CREO and Windchill. 
  • Desirable:  Wood, Plastic, Sheet metal product design
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Ability to use a variety of methods and techniques in solving technical issues
  • Engage in learning and personal development designed to expand capability and expertise
  • Technology/Engineering Analysis & Methodology: Ability to apply mechanical engineering principles, mechanical properties, material science, manufacturing processes and procedures, and tooling as they relate to the engineering of a product. Must also have an understanding of handling, packaging, distribution and environmental strategies as they relate to product design/material usage decisions
  • Research, Innovation and Concept Analysis: Ability to research and gather information, generate creative engineering/design solutions, and evaluate the overall relative value of different concepts, ideas and designs in support of stated goals
  • Economic Analysis: Ability to understand/interpret product and tooling cost data, economic principles and profit/loss analysis as they relate to the engineering of a product.
  • Systems, Procedures & Standards: Ability to apply appropriate standards and protocol that govern the design/engineering process
  • Computer Skills: Ability to guide and/or create CAD (Pro/E) models to document and analyze the engineering/mechanical aspects of the design and utilize other computer applications and software
  • Business Industry Knowledge: Ability to acquire knowledge of the office furniture industry, organization, processes, products, standards and information systems.
  • Interpersonal: Ability to work with peers and management in a multi-disciplined team environment
  • Administrative: Ability to work on multiple assignments and effectively manage time and priorities
  • Communication: Ability to communicate technical information with all audiences
  • Understands how products function in the market
  • Has a high level of inquisitiveness in a large number of areas - not just furniture
  • Is able to see multiple solutions to a problem; stays mentally open rather than prematurely choosing the 'best solution'
  • Approaches and draws inspiration from a variety of sources
  • Has the ability to see solutions in other, sometimes unexpected, places and apply them to a challenging problem
  • Has a broad range of interests and a multidisciplinary point of view
  • Has an appreciation for Industrial Design, Marketing, Finance, Project Management, Quality, Operations, etc.
  • Has a love for exploring new ideas, places, and things inside and outside of work

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar is required
  • A minimum of 4 years engineering experience.
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