Newell Brands Chemical Product Engineer in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Position Title: Product Engineer

Location: South Deerfield, MA

Reports to: Director, R & D

Job Summary:

The Product Engineer will be responsible for new product development (NPD) projects for both new and existing products, while working within a cross-functional team. This position will participate in the engineering efforts for NPD projects from conception through production launch. You will ensure the product meets or exceeds expectations from a cost, timing, and specification standpoint while working with Marketing, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain.

Job Description:

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

  • Assists in developing detailed project plans including cost, timing, and resource requirements.

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

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

  • Applies Six Sigma and other statistical methodologies throughout the product development process to influence product design.

  • Partners with quality to ensure ongoing quality conformance for new products.

  • 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

  • Leads Design for Assembly, root cause analysis, lean process, and kaizan activities

  • Writes and maintains technical specifications and documentation for the development and implementation of new products

  • Recommends tools and techniques for automating, simplifying, and enhancing product testing

  • Utilizes understanding of diverse types of manufacturing equipment to influence product development

  • Supports material and component selection based on target requirements. Identifies key issues involved with different types of manufacturing materials

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

  • Supports supplier development and selection to ensure technical capabilities to support innovation funnel

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

  • Applies understanding of product specifications, material selection, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, regulatory and legal landscape (intellectual property) to drive high quality, sustainable, and efficient NPD.

  • Recommends architecture of products and is accountable for a subset of the system to ensure robust end product designs.

  • Some travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in 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.

*Please note this position will work in scented areas

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, Elmer’s, 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.