The Advanced Development Engineer will investigate new innovative ways to solve business problems and bring these opportunities to life by leading the design, development and validation of these new solutions. In this position, you will develop products that will drive our company’s growth as the nation's leading manufacturer of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems, and the most preferred brand of entry doors among building professionals in the U.S. Be challenged with complex engineering problems that require critical thinking and advanced solutions that stretch your talents and expand your horizons. This position is located in our brand-new state of the art Innovation Center in greater Toledo, Ohio region where our engineering teams get to work closely with our product management, project management and insights teams in a collaborative and creative environment.
Therma-Tru is the leading entry door brand most preferred by building professionals. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. Therma-Tru is part of the Doors & Security segment of Fortune Brands Home & Security, which also includes Master Lock, Fiberon Decking and Fypon.
Develop innovation concepts into commercially viable product offerings that fit the current and future product portfolio in accordance with the stage gate development process
Collaborate proactively to understand product requirements and pursue creative solutions to challenging problems
Leverage rapid prototyping and reverse engineering to enable validated decision-making
Investigate technologies, innovations and opportunities, increase company knowledge and gather insight
Preparation and documentation of a final New Product Development (NPD) handover package
Lead detailed technical discussions and design reviews with other cross functional teams in the company
Liaison with suppliers, customers, and manufacturing staff for the creation and development of new products
Prepare project reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing technical data to inform decisions
Assure product quality with thorough validation testing and confirmation of fabrication, assembly, and installation processes
Successful candidates will have:
Bachelors or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant engineering design or project experience in an NPD Stage Gate setting
Exceptional problem solving with “hands-on” application ability
Ability to meet technical challenges with creative and innovative solutions to technical challenges
Skilled use and knowledge of engineering tools such as DOE’s, Tolerance Stack-ups, DFMEA’s and DVP&R’s
Strong Interpersonal skills and influential leadership ability to lead cross-functional teams
Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD (SolidWorks and/or Solid Edge preferred), Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Working familiarity with typical project planning software
Familiar with structural analysis tools (FEA, DOE) to solve problems in static and dynamics
Experience with measurement and laboratory equipment (e.g., 3D Printer, CMM, CNC, etc.)
5-10% travel required
Fortune Brands Doors & Security (Master Lock/Therma-Tru Doors/Fiberon Decking) is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital/family/caregiver status, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local low. Fortune Brands Doors & Security also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.
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