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23Jan

Product Launch Engineer

Flexsteel Industries, Inc, Dubuque, IA Dubuque, IA

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Flexsteel Industries, Inc. offers a competitive salary, along with an excellent full-time benefits package including: 

  • 10 days vacation starting 
  • 9 paid holidays
  • one of the best health/dental/vision benefits plan in the Dubuque area
  • excellent 401k contributions
  • a friendly,  supportive work environment
  • Flexsteel furniture discounts
  • professional growth opportunities

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

Coordinate New Product introductions into manufacturing operations.  The Product Launch Engineer will be directly involved in the final stages of New Product Development, especially ensuring a smooth and complete handover to the Manufacturing team(s) for a successful first production.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinate introductions of New Products into manufacturing operations, including:
    • Plan and prepare for Pilot Runs;
    • Coordinate with Purchasing to order new materials;
    • Work with Manufacturing Operations to plan, design, and produce new tooling and fixtures (as required for New Products);
    • Prepare capital requests (AFEs) for new tooling and fixtures (as required);
    • Coordinate changes required as outcome of Pilot Runs;
    • Support Plant Quality for Release to Production of New Products;
    • Coordinate with Inside Sales on timing of first production availability;
    • Prepare customer required product documentation of New Products.
  • Communicate regularly with design engineering team regarding new frame designs and coordinate timing for new product prototypes and production.
  • Identify obsolete products and initiate material run-out processes.
  • Communicate regularly with Manufacturing Operations and Manufacturing Engineering to identify new and upcoming manufacturing practices and equipment, and convey that information to the PD&E team.
  • Identify areas for Continuous Improvement of products and/or business processes to improve on safety, cost, speed, and quality.
  • Lead/coordinate problem solving and root-cause analysis
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering.  Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field from an accredited institution;
  • 3-5 years’ experience working on new product development projects;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with other associates & departments;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong organization and time management skills;
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Excel;
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Project or other project management software;
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in the furniture industry or other manufacturing company;
  • Quality engineering experience;
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP;
  • Experience using Solidworks 3D CAD.

 

EEO/AA Employer Disabled/Veteran

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://www.flexsteel.com/about-us/careers

  

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 551645
Location
Dubuque, IA
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Architecture/Engineering/Drafting
Manufacturing
Shifts
First Shift
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Associates

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