Newell Brands Associate Product Engineer - Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, Massachusetts
Position Title: Associate Product Engineer
Location: South Deerfield, MA
Reports To: Director, R&D
Shift: 1st Shift
The Associate Product Engineer will be responsible for executing new product development (NPD) projects for both new and existing products while working within a cross-functional team. This position will participate in the engineering efforts for NPD projects from conception through production launch. You will ensure the product meets or exceeds expectations from a cost, timing, and specification standpoint while working with Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain.
Applies a basic understanding of how design influences product cost at the component and sub-assembly level to meet defined cost targets.
Recommends and presents solutions and opportunities in forums to encourage ideation and technical sharing.
Reviews relevant competitive products and patents to provide benchmarking and analysis of technical specifications.
Utilizes statistical analysis to ensure high quality and product performance that exceed consumer expectations.
Partners with quality to ensure ongoing quality conformance for new products.
Assists in DFMEA, PFMEA, root cause analysis, lean process, and Kaizen events for existing product lines.
Assists in test development, researches testing tools, techniques, processes, and strategies.
Assists in writing technical specifications and maintaining documentation for the development and implementation of new products.
Interprets, explains, and influences engineering drawings.
Develops optimal product test plans to validate design. Analyzes test results to provide data for use in solving problems.
Summarizes complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience to gain alignment.
Applies a basic understanding of product specifications, material selection, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, regulatory and legal landscape (intellectual property) to drive high quality, sustainable, and efficient NPD.
Recommends architecture of products and is accountable for a subset of the system to ensure robust end product designs.
Some travel may be required.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Material, or Software Engineering required.
Strong knowledge of problem solving techniques and methodologies.
Demonstrates strong Static/Dynamic analytical skills.
Candidate must be able to work as a team player and have demonstrated leadership ability.
Strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills. Excellent presentation skills required, along with superior organization and attention to detail.
0 – 2 years of product development experience preferred.
Previous hands on prototyping/design validation model building knowledge preferred.
Previous CAD modeling experience (Creo preferred) a plus.
Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Marmot®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.