Newell Brands Design Engineer- Consumer & Commercial Products in Huntersville, North Carolina

Position Title: Design Engineer

Reports to: Design Engineering Manager

Location: Huntersville, NC

Job Summary:

The Design Engineer will be responsible for new product development (NPD) projects for both new and existing products, while working within a cross-functional team. Some travel may be required.

Job Duties:

  • Lead the transformation of Industrial Design concepts into functional and manufacturable products, while following Newell’s Product Development Process

  • Ensure the product meets or exceeds expectations from a cost, timing, and specification standpoint

  • Work effectively with other disciplines including Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain

  • Identifies cost and risks at the component and sub-assembly level to meet defined cost targets.

  • Develops the analysis of how sub-assembly level decisions impact the overall business strategy to facilitate design-for-cost.

  • Provides routine engineering, working autonomously on project teams with little to no guidance from more Senior Engineers to deliver well- engineered products.

  • Reviews relevant competitive products to provide benchmarking and analysis of technical specifications.

  • Implements existing technologies on a project level to deliver products.

  • Uses a disciplined approach and the appropriate methodology to analyze and determine the preferred solution to technical challenges.

  • Analyzes test results to provide data for use in solving problems.

  • Develops optimal product test plans to validate design.

  • Summarizes complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience to gain alignment.

  • Recommends and presents solutions and opportunities in forums to encourage ideation and technical sharing.

  • Generates questions to validate the understanding of the subject matter to facilitate team member understanding.

  • Participates in cross-functional teams to work seamlessly across disciplines as required to execute product initiatives.

  • Incorporates consumer and market insights to drive innovation and project execution.

  • Contributes to the creation of master, skeleton, and kinematicmodels with moderately complex surfaces to ensure appropriate design.

  • Understands the parameters and functionality of Moldflow and finite element analysis (FEA) to perform limited analyses.

  • Develops multiple concepts for each project and supports brainstorming activities and the navigation of patent landscape to achieve design targets.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials to ensure designs are specified as best cost.

  • Uses rapid prototyping to validate design concepts and identifies additional methods to accelerate validation.

  • Applies design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) to improve product concepts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required

  • 2-5 years of product development experience required

  • 2-5 years of design engineering experience using CAD required (Creo preferred)

  • Demonstrates CAD modeling experience (Creo preferred )

  • Demonstrates exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrates hands on prototyping/design validation model building

  • Demonstrates strong Static/Dynamic analytical skills

  • Demonstrates ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.