Sr. Product Engineer

Steelcase | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 3/13/2019

With little supervision, works with customers, engineers, mechanical designers, manufacturing, suppliers, marketing and industrial design by performing large, complex engineering assignments related to the creation, development and/or improvement of product designs. Makes independent studies, analysis, interpretations and conclusions. Results are not generally reviewed in detail except for unusual aspects of the assignment. Coach, mentor and lead other engineers and mechanical designers in the use of mechanical engineering/mechanical design principles, computer-aided design, and the completion of engineering/mechanical design activities. This position requires managing the budget for the engineering portion of a project. Fulfill specific R.O.I. responsibilities.

This position will work within the West Elm category where emphasis will be placed on speed to market. It will require creative thinking on how to solve problems and get around obstacles quickly.

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

Required Skills
  1. Engineering Design: Conceive designs, engineering/design analysis, intent and verification. Maintain technical integrity of the product by sound applications of engineering/mechanical design principles, creation of engineering/design specifications, material selection, definition of the engineering/mechanical design intent and verification activities.
  2. Engineering Tools/Processes: Computer aided engineering/design modeling. Guide creation of and/or create computer models for mechanical design/engineering analysis and other uses. Use engineering process tools for engineering design and verification applications.
  3. Engineering Documentation: Engineering documentation, verification and records. Create engineering/design content of documentation package and verify accuracy and completeness.
  4. Project Support: Support team members and customers. Ensure that goals and objectives are met through effective involvement, contribution and coordination.
  5. Functional Support/Special Assignments: Support department and corporation goals. Ensure that goals and objectives are met through effective involvement and contribution.
  6. Quality: Comply with the Steelcase quality system. Ensure that all applicable procedures and standards are followed. Ensure quality results in all deliverables.
  7. Self Development/Network: Define and implement professional development plan with management. Self development activities may include, but are not limited to, participation in professional organization(s), networking, educational and certification courses.
  8. Influencing Others: Supervise the tasks of engineers/mechanical designers and lead all technical aspects of a project. Positively influence peers. Effectively exercise interpersonal skills. Coach and mentor.
Required Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical degree or certification.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience within mechanical engineering discipline.
Job Type
Full time

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