Our client is looking for Product Engineers to work on site in Grand Rapids!
The successful candidate:
Problem Solving/Decision Making: Ability to use a variety of methods and techniques in solving technical issues
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 Steelcase 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, Steelcase 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
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required
Specific title to be determined by relevant work experience and skill level
Experience with Pro-E and Windchill is a big plus.
General Information Country: USAState: MichiganCity: Grand RapidsOffice Location: 901 44th Street SE - - - - -Date posted: 04-Nov-2021Business Function: EngineeringPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular Description Who we are:Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we\'ve evolved into the global leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to have a better day at work.We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business. Why people choose to work with us:Let\'s start with the cool workspace-after all, that\'s our business. But that\'s just one of the ways we help people like you do their best work. We encourage curiosity and critical thinking, we embrace wellbeing in its broadest sense, and we provide mentorship and inspiration at every step of your career journey. What you will be doing:Your goal in this position is to represent product engineering in the category\' multi-functional team. You will be leading the initiation, development, and implementation of new product and/or process development designed to support our goals and advance our product portfolio. In addition, you will be directing a diverse group of experts (Team Leaders, product engineers, mechanical designers, and support staff) in a multi-disciplined effort including budgetary responsibility to implement innovative solutions that meet the strategic requirement and business plan.Daily tasks may include: Providing strategic leadership for new product and/or process development effortsBalancing short- and long-term workforce assignment based on number of projects and workload of the category.Supporting the development and implementation of strategies and projects that integrate innovation into our product offerings and or operational processesSupporting new product development teams by approving, assigning, and coaching core team members with product development expertise, and coordinating technical and administrative support provided by corporate support functions.Establishing expectations, measures, and continuous improvement plans in the new product development process.Representing Steelcase Inc. and managing relationships with key development partners, outside development organizations, and certain suppliers.Representing PD&L within Steelcase Inc. to evaluate and influence partner\'s product development projects. Also help develop the product plans and project strategies that will be required to make a project successful.Acting as a conduit and screen and recommend new insights, opportunities, inventions, and outside submittals that may fit our business goals. Who you are:You are someone who quickly understand and assesses opportunities at a strategic level and can envision ways to use technology and create innovative breakthroughs in our marketplace. You are a Team Member capable to effectively work with cross functional organization (marketing, Industrial Design, Quality, Operation, ) Building rapport and influencing senior management and broad, diverse peer groups is important to you. Your background includes strong mechanical knowledge and the ability to problem solve with a hands-on approach. Qualifications:Bachelors in Engineering preferred or equivalent experienceMasters in Engineering and/or Masters in Business Administration recommendedMinimum of 10 years\' experience in new product development and minimum of 5 years\' experience with function leadership We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we\'re always looking to get better. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different than themselves. Women, people of any