Job Profile Summary
Fortune Brands Home and Security Global Plumbing Group companies (collectively “GPG”) are a group of global kitchen and bath products companies with approximately $1.7B in annual sales specializing in faucets, showers, tubs and related products. GPG offers products under an array of well-known brands including its flagship MOEN brand and its luxury brand HOUSE OF ROHL that includes premium kitchen and bath products under the brands PERRIN & ROWE, RIOBEL, ROHL, SHAWS and VICTORIA + ALBERT.
The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Engineer is responsible for the implementation, administration, and continuous improvement of engineering system and process capability required to reach the new product portion of GPG growth targets.
Scope of work includes CAD/engineering technology platforms in Global Product Development and the associated infrastructure. Through a combination of targeted technology utilization, greater system integration, and process improvements, the global PD organizations will realize substantial improvements in speed, efficiency and effectiveness of the CAD/engineering environment.
Provide technical expertise necessary for establishing and maintaining complex applications, processes, enhancements, and environments to support product development engineering groups in PDM/PLM, CAD, and ERP systems for large global user group spanning North America, Europe, and Asia
Responsible for engineering change control integration and other process improvements to eliminate waste, improve product development productivity, and incremental changes to continuously improve speed to market
Create engineering reference materials and training documents to communicate and reinforce best practice processes and standards
Support business through issue resolutions and proactive exploration of methods to improve reliability, efficiency, and usability
Lead external consultants, vendors, and other IT management and staff to manage complex project initiatives
Identify issues that will delay on-time product development project delivery; create and implement solutions to resolve and prevent identified issues
Responsible for production releases of new engineering system designs and enhancements including but not limited to; regression testing, go-live scheduling, user training programs, and post launch support
Implement the architecture and configuration of engineering process improvements required to drive the achievement of strategic and business objectives in product development and manufacturing such as; PLM (Windchill) workflow designs and configuration, external collaboration enablement, and PLM-CAD-ERP system integration of tools and processes. Lead integrating new initiatives with existing processes, and ensure that all processes leverage cross system synergies
Deliver necessary and scheduled maintenance of product development engineering software, tools, and system upgrades for product development groups, such as; Creo, Windchill, ThingWorx, and Altium
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering and/or product development including 2 years supporting and implementing CAD/Engineering tools in a distributed global organization is required
Minimum of 2 years of related experience in Product Lifecycle Management, specifically data migration, upgrades, interoperability with various CAD tools, workflows, and data management within PTC Creo and PTC Windchill environment is preferred
Expertise in engineering change control processes connected to a distributed manufacturing environment; linking engineering PLM systems with manufacturing ERP systems
Experience with leveraging/integrating 3D engineering content into downstream applications to produce manufacturing assembly instructions and consumer facing technical documentation
Preferred qualifications include:
Ability to configure Windchill or ThingWorx using Java or other programming languages as needed
Experience with Product Development and Stage-Gate methodology
Experience with SharePoint 2013
Experience with SAP R3 and/or S4 software
Excellent engineering technology troubleshooting skills, and ability to learn new tools, skills and environments quickly
High level of communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to collaborate with people at all levels and functions of the organization
Excellent written and oral communications skills, technical writing experience, and procedure / instruction writing experience
Must possess excellent organizational skills and be able to deal with fluctuating priorities; be a self-starter and work with minimum supervision
Ability and willingness to travel up to approximately 15% of the time, both domestically and internationally