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Sr Product Design Engineer

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Type: Perm

  • Works with product development team to research the market, create new, innovative products, create detailed, accurate specification sheets on both new key innovations and recently extended products, and effectively communicate product instructions to business partners overseas
  • Champion projects, ensuring that prototypes and manufactured samples meet the requirements of the new innovations and intents of the product
  • Ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and goals through new products and design initiatives
  • Use both digital and physical modeling techniques to pitch new ideas to senior management
  • Ensure alignment with design and brand standards at a product level, building informed products for their functional end-use
  • Audit prototype samples, create corrective action documents for revisions when needed
  • Photograph prototypes in our in-house studio
  • Organize and back up specification documents using existing company format
  • Work with the product development team performing various tasks needed to facilitate the advancement of all projects
  • Collaborate with our overseas product development team and partners   

  • Demonstrated experience in consumer product design 
  • Deep breadth of knowledge and experience with different materials and production methods
  • Empathy for customer value and user experience with consumer products
  • Experience with DFM (Design for Manufacturing) and making ideas and designs into reality
  • Experience creating drawings and digital designs to express creative ideas, including 3D and physical modeling
  • 5+ years of experience with Adobe Illustrator 
  • Highly organized and able to manage files effectively
  • Self-starter with the ability to drive projects to completion
  • Ability to explain ideas to people with varying levels of technical knowledge
  • Highly collaborative with diverse skills for discussing design briefs and understanding feedback from colleagues
  • Ability to produce clear, concise written presentations
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work within deadlines and budgets  

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