Options Engineer

Herman Miller | Zeeland, MI

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Posted Date 7/28/2022

About this Opportunity
Our Options Engineering Teams are responsible for adapting MillerKnoll's existing portfolio of products to fit the needs of our customers. They work with the full breadth of MillerKnoll's product offerings to conceptualize unique design options. This fast-paced and collaborative team is dedicated to helping our customers do great things.

As an Options Engineer, you will apply engineering principles, concepts, theories, and techniques in support of business objectives in a collaborative team setting. You will provide fundamental engineering leadership and expertise to your upstream and downstream business partners. You will have opportunities to conduct feasibility studies, determine manpower and cost estimates, and develop engineering criteria that improve our designs and processes. You will perform analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems, and components. You will also apply originality, ingenuity, and knowledge of other disciplines in solving basic design, technical, or process issues. Emphasis in your work will be placed on your team participation, ability to plan, and ability to achieve results on assigned projects.

What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you . . .

  • Take good notes, showing your work and assumptions.
  • Use originality and ingenuity to apply solutions.
  • Apply engineering skills to your work assignments.
  • Apply problem-solving skills and execute solutions to basic problems.
  • Apply basic supply chain cost, value stream capabilities, and economic principles.
  • Complete engineering tasks.
  • Develop best in class problem solving skills
  • Follow engineering and quality processes.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
  • Grow your skills and abilities in product knowledge, design, and process improvement

Sound Like You?
You might be just who we’re looking for if you have . . .

  • An Engineering/Technical degree from an accredited program or two-year Technical degree in a related field with three years of applicable engineering experience.
  • Zero to two years of professional engineering experience.
  • A working knowledge of the MillerKnoll Performance System (MKPS).
  • Design skills.
  • Demonstrates a working proficiency with: Relevant 3D cad software(Creo/Solidworks), PDM Link, Performance Test requests/requirements, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, BOM Compare, BaaN, Supporting process tools, Confluence.
  • Knowledge of MillerKnoll product and processes.
  • Exposure to project management concepts (may be essential for some assignments).
  • A basic knowledge in Lean principles and their application.
  • The ability to assess process concepts and determine where continuous improvement opportunities exist.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people at various levels including Production, Engineering, and management, and the ability to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members.
  • Basic knowledge in the use of common office automation, communication, software, tools, Herman Miller mainframe applications, and engineering-related software.
  • Basic problem-solving skills and the ability to apply engineering expertise to solving problems.
  • The ability to effectively react to changing priorities and work flow at the direction of supervision and the ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond effectively to changes which affect project plans.
  • An overall basic business sense and an understanding of how decisions impact business results.
  • The ability to perform all essential job functions with or without accommodations.

Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs. They describe how we live our purpose through the way we lead, the way we see one another, and the way we approach our work.

We are difference-makers reflects our commitments to creating places that matter, to being a good neighbor in our communities, and to using business as a force for good.

Job Type
Full time
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