The candidate in this position will take a proactive role in studying, researching, and developing ideas for new products.
The role may also involve modifying existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance. This position will be responsible for product development while taking into account the principles of lean manufacturing and design for manufacturing, in order to enhance the organization’s efficiency and profitability.
Some key job responsibilities include :
Develop and refine innovative product designs using knowledge of materials and processes for upholstered products, sheet metal, tubular steel, and wood products.
Utilize software for design efficiency including Solidworks and Microsoft Excel.
Create a bill of material and costing breakdowns utilizing Solidworks.
Utilize design for manufacturing methodologies and work with the manufacturing team to seek continuous improvements.
Use of excel based design tables, as well as custom macros and API.
Prototype new product design concepts utilizing in-house 3D printers and advanced manufacturing machinery. The prototyping process may also include analyzing, identifying, and resolving any functionality issues.
Ensure product design is in compliance with ANSI-BIFMA industry standards.
Liaison with suppliers on product development or process improvement initiatives.
Deep knowledge of Solidworks.
Experience with Microsoft Excel.
Experience with Furniture is a strong asset.
Enthusiastic team player.