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Yankee Candle/Newell Brands

25 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEngineering
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
The Sustaining Product Engineer will participate in the engineering efforts for existing in-market projects after production launch. This position will work to ensure the product meets or exceeds expectations from a cost, timing, and specification standpoint while working with Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, Co-packers, Fragrance Team, Regulatory and Supply Chain.

Key Responsibilities:

• Quickly reacts to in-market needs, including root cause analysis, to drive issue resolution
• Supports cost savings, regulatory updates, BOMs updates and raw materials qualification initiatives
• Recommends and presents solutions and opportunities to encourage ideation and technical sharing
• Assists in developing detailed project plans including cost, timing, and resource requirements
• Applies understanding of product specifications, material selection, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, regulatory and legal landscape (intellectual property) to drive high quality, sustainable, and efficient development
• Applies statistical methodologies throughout the product development process to influence product design
• Partners with Quality to ensure ongoing Design conformance for any in-market product changes
• Leads DFMEA and/or PFMEA activities, and resolves high risk items prior to execution
• Creates test methods based on risks identified in the DFEMA, and analyzes test results to inform design decisions
• Writes and maintains technical specifications and documentation for the development and implementation of products changes
• Recommends tools and techniques for automating, simplifying, and enhancing product testing
• Utilizes understanding of diverse types of manufacturing equipment to influence product development
• Supports supplier development and selection to ensure technical capabilities
• Summarizes complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience to gain alignment
• Some travel may be required
Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Material, Software or Chemical Engineering required
• 2-5 years of product development experience preferred
• Strong knowledge of problem solving techniques and methodologies
• Previous hands on prototyping/design validation model building knowledge preferred
• Demonstrates Strong Static/Dynamic analytical skills
• Previous CAD modeling experience (Creo preferred) a plus
• 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

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.

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Boxcar Media, LLC  • North Adams, MA 01247 •  Tel: 413.663.3384 • Fax: 413.664.4251 • Email: info@jobsinthevalley.com