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Product Engineer in Novi at BrassCraft Manufacturing Company

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Novi
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/20/2018

Job Description

Craft Your Career with Brasscraft Manufacturing Company!


The Company:

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), with sales revenue over $7 Billion, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; BrassCraft®, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit masco.com.


Brasscraft Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality water and gas flow control products, plumbing service and repair parts, and drain cleaning and plumbing hand tools for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Brasscraft supports a wide array of channel partners including wholesalers, retailers and specialty dealers, who serve residential and commercial markets across the Americas. Brasscraft has set the plumbing standard for 70 years, with industry leading brands including BrassCraft®, Plumbshop®, and Cobra®.


POSITION SUMMARY:

We’re seeking a product engineer responsible for designing innovative, cost-effective, & customer-focused product solutions for rough plumbing applications with an emphasis on quality and on time delivery. The candidate must have the capacity to work closely with sales, product management, manufacturing & field support professionals to analyze and design products that will meet or exceed customer expectations while satisfying budgetary restrictions.


PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply technical knowledge to innovate, design, and develop customized, customer-centric designs
  • Lead and implement stages of product development process from concept through launch
  • Reduce cost of product, and increased production throughput through new design simplification and existing product redesign
  • Assess design form, fit, and function improvement opportunities and develop a prioritized project queue
  • Support aftermarket product modification & quality issues through quick & accurate engineering analyses (FEA, root cause analysis, DOE etc.)
  • Perform risk analysis and present findings to internal engineering and appropriate levels of management
  • Ensure design documentation is accurate, and kept up-to-date, while driving design standardization across all product lines
  • Mentor team members in mechanical design methodologies by utilizing sound communication, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Must be capable of interfacing with all functions in the organization and administering required support activities
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure that designs are both producible and robust.
  • Function effectively, manage projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to supervise and lead product development teams. Although no direct reporting assignment exists, the supervisory traits needed to lead product development are not much different than managing a technical group
  • Able to travel up to 25% +
  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of new product development experience
  • Familiarity with new product development processes
  • Working knowledge of GD&T with ability to read and interpret documents (drawings, specifications, procedure manuals, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of design tools including Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), Design Failure Mode Effect & Analysis (DFMEA) and stack up analysis, technical aptitude and familiarity with machining, molding and assembly manufacturing processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships, while working collaboratively with cross-functional business teams
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to ensure timely deadlines
  • Ability to function at a high level of effectiveness, flexibility, independence and initiative without daily interaction with management
  • Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite as well as modeling CAD software (preferably ProE)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with the plumbing industry and products