Each member of the Landscape Forms team is expected to actively support the four Scanlon principles and the OnTrac criteria. We believe these are crucial to the success of an individual and the overall success of the company.
This position is responsible for the engineering and development of new lighting products and product improvements. This person must be skilled at understanding design requirements and be able to propose product solutions and schedules. The most successful candidates will be highly motivated servant leaders who can manage projects, effectively communicate with designers, management, team members and production staff. Individuals in this role will focus on lighting products and initiatives.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Collaborate with internal and external team members during all phases of product development to develop creative and robust lighting
Working individually and as a team, engineer and model potential product solutions in CAD.
Integrate issues of design, function, materials, durability, and manufacturing with cost effective
Uphold design and performance criteria with validation and testing of proposed solutions and products.
Coordinate compliance testing and labeling, photometric testing and other testing/compliances as required
Support Studio 431 lighting needs and facilitate lighting knowledge to support the Studio 431 Engineering Team.
Stay abreast of current technology and competition related to materials, manufacturing technologies, control devices, etc.
Maintain accurate documentation and records in accordance with in-house engineering procedures. Including FMEA, tolerance stack ups, use of the PDL, test log and others.
Participate in budget creation, tracking and spending by project assignments.
Participate in the creation of prototypes with design and the model shop.
Investigate and solve warranty issues. Occasional travel could be required for unique or difficult warranties.
Support the Business Development and Customer Service teams with lighting knowledge as needed.
Develop and maintain relationships with lighting vendors and suppliers.
Flexibility regarding assignments based on needs of the team and business.
Other projects and responsibilities as necessary.
Criteria for Success
The ideal candidate must be highly collaborative and a self-starter by nature. Must poses a growth-mindset and be willing to learn. This person must have the ability to see the big picture and have an eye for the details. Must poses a growth-mindset and be willing to learn. Must be able to work individually and as a member of a cross-functional team. Must be able to build an internal & external network of positive relationships. Must be open to experimentation in their work and poses a healthy relationship with failure. Must be willing to share ideas and information with others. Must have the ability to build on the ideas of others and help to make others successful. Must have the ability to use candor when appropriate & keep commitments. Must have the ability to empower others to do great work. Must be able to work at a fast pace. Must strive for innovation in everything they do. Must be able to accept responsibility. Must have the ability to have fun.
Education, Experience, and Skills
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, plus 5 years related experience is preferred and a demonstrated knowledge of lighting technology and luminaire design principles. Must be able to analyze data from many variables and apply engineering calculations to design structural solutions and understanding of UL, photometric, safety, vibration, and IP testing processes. Must be proficient in SolidWorks, Microsoft office, blueprint reading, and project management. Experience with Photopia, AGi32, Circuit Studio is preferred but not required. Experience in metal fabrication, cellular manufacturing, and the properties of material used in site furniture and lighting such as steel, aluminum, wood, and plastics.
This person must possess a high level of written and verbal communication with a variety of audiences. Must have the ability to give clear instruction regarding technical data to both technical and non-technical disciplines including written reports. For example, business development representatives, architects, engineers, vendors, production team members.