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Senior Product Development Engineer - Materials

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.We are looking for a Senior Product Development Engineer to join our HNI Workplace Furnishings team. The Product Development Engineer performs a variety of engineering work in planning and design of products and/or product components and works with other engineering or production disciplines to ensure proper implementation of design. What You Will Do:

  • Develop original designs or adaptations (such as specials, tailored products, etc.) requiring specialized experience.
  • Lead the development of technical, manufacturable designs from initial product concepts, prototypes, testing and initiates the identification of intellectual property infringement and patent creation services and drives the implementation and management of all CAD modeling throughout the PLM process, including management of all product engineering drawings and Product Data Management engineering releases.
  • Establish product specifications, including dimensional, performance, and visual specifications, and then manages those specifications as they relate to product management, quality, operations, and supplier relations.
  • Create new test plans to ensure product will be compliant with applicable industry standards and product specifications and performs product reliability testing to ensure continued compliance.
  • Create and/or update and analyze bill of materials and understands related costs for each component, as well as labor and burden costs associated with building the product in the chosen facility and makes recommendations for profit improvements.
  • Partner with producing locations to run production pilots and to ensure production readiness.
  • Work with production, other engineering disciplines, marketing, sales and quality to implement designs and ensure that project goals are met.
  • Monitor quality and design issues and deploy projects to reduce customer pain points.
  • Execute engineering change requests and temporary deviations as required.
  • Research and investigate new materials, methods, production processes and suppliers that benefit the design, function, and production.
  • Participate in or lead 3P rapid continuous improvement events.What You Have:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or related field.
    • At least 2 years of proven progressive engineering experience (internal or external).
    • Ability to work on multiple projects and understand task prioritization.
    • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment.HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nations leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products.As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and #6 in 2022 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. How we act today protects how we live tomorrow. Check out our CSR Report here:, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. We value each others differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here: offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit also invite you to visit us at to learn more!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Ames , Senior Product Development Engineer - Materials, Engineering , Ames, Iowa

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