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New Product Development Engineer

Location: Fontana
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Product Development Engineer Salary Status: The salary range is $90,000 - $100,000 based on experience. FLSA: Non-Exempt Employment Type: Full-Time Location: Fontana, CA Reports to: Director of New Product Development Job Overview: Our team is currently seeking a Product Development Engineer with the ability to support new projects and initiatives associated with New Product Development. Typical NPD work will vary in scope ranging from feasibility analysis and costing to the leadership of full capital projects. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple projects through the utilization of time management and project management techniques. This candidate should have a strong technical background in the area of blow molding (2-step knowledge idea). The ideal candidate should thrive on innovation and possess a desire to join a collaborative organization driven by continuous improvement. This person should be prepared to adhere to standard forms and procedures. Essential Responsibilities: Work with sales and operations to identify areas of growth Manage the design, prototyping, and testing of new products to ensure they meet guidelines and standards for functionality and consumer demands Coordinate projects and teams; maintain schedules, track deliverables Provide regular reporting to management and stakeholders in regard to New Product Development projects and initiatives Responsible for timeline, budget, and scope of all assigned projects Track project activities and spend against the project plan and budget Notify the project team with project agendas, upcoming meetings, and subsequent minutes of the meeting Provide day-to-day administrative direction to teams to ensure project milestones are achieved Monitor compliance with systems, standards, and procedures Ensure project issues are captured, tracked, and resolved in a timely fashion Maintain ownership of project plan: Including scope documentation, risk management, the definition of success criteria, project objectives, and timing Support the project team by utilizing the necessary project systems and tools Minimum Requirements: 5 years of Project Management experience managing small, medium, and large scale projects Strong understanding of design and development process 1-2 years experience with CAD (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc) and/or blueprint interpretation Successful experience in promoting sales/customer involvement and relationship development; proven track record of exceeding expectations Exceptional communication skills; ability to articulate with verbal and written mediums; encourages and supports problem escalation; promotes good working relationships across the project; supports building consensus. Strong reporting, organization, and problem-solving skills; ability to drive accountability Ability to work cross-functionally within a team-based environment Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities Proven ability to multitask and perform well under pressure Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Proficiency in Microsoft Project Preferred traits and skills: Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred Plastics, Manufacturing, and/or Packaging Industries preferred Strong time management and communication skills (formal training a plus) Education/Experience: B.S. degree in Business or Engineering preferred (equivalent work experience will be considered) Competitive Benefits & Perks: Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, for you and your family 401k plan, Employer contributes up to 4.5%. Vacation and sick pay. Holiday Pay: Eight (8) paid holidays days per year. Basic Life Insurance Paid (25K policy). Short Term Disability Flexible spending account Employee Assistance Program Professional Training Development Available Annual Company Anniversary Event celebration Referral Program Monthly employee Engagement Events We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics.

Keywords: VPET USA LLC, Fontana , New Product Development Engineer, Engineering , Fontana, California

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