Product Line Engineer in Denver, CO at GPAC

Date Posted: 4/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we are:

Global OEM of food and fruit processing equipment and systems. Significant presence and brand recognition within our target markets and industries with a strong emphasis on total customer satisfaction and new product development. Aggressive growth and cultural change objectives driven by innovation, continuous improvement, and individual entrepreneurship.

What you will do:

Drive revenue and/or margin growth through timely and cost effective product development, product enhancements, or value engineering.

Responsible for carrying out or leading teams in research, estimating, design, prototyping, engineering documentation and enhancement/improvement of assigned product lines(s).

  • Responsible for engineering management of assigned product line(s).
  • Product enhancements to existing product line(s) resulting in new or additional business and revenue streams.
  • Ensure on-going sustainment of value proposition for assigned product line(s) focusing on customer satisfaction, product performance, safety, compliance and reliability.
  • On-going execution of Value Analysis (VA) activities resulting in reduced costs, improved product function or both.
  • Drive the development of the product portfolio based on strong VOC and VOB.
  • Work in close cooperation with key stakeholders to set up the priorities and key activities for the achievement of annual targets for assigned product lines.
  • Collaborate with Sales teams in defining product portfolio gaps and lead the development of solutions to fill gaps.
  • Drive focus to the existing product lines. Act as a bridge between the sales, product line team members and manufacturing.
  • Assist in identifying and developing target markets for existing products.
  • Assist in monitoring and assessing the competition to develop and implement proactive strategies to strengthen competitive edge of assigned product line(s).
  • Interface and coordinate product development work with internal departments such as Product Planning Group, Product Line Manager, etc.
  • Ensure engineering and design releases adhere to program schedules. Facilitate critical design review meetings. Champion continuous improvement efforts and performance at all levels for assigned product line(s).
  • Manage product line development or enhancement projects ensuring project's adherence to the stage gate process. Lead stage gate reviews for assigned projects.
  • Work directly with customers, sales, service, purchasing, quality, manufacturing engineering and other necessary groups as a cross functional team to develop products and solutions. Demonstrate improvements to product specification requirements from internal customers.
  • Use specialized software to create models and drawings of products.
  • Research new materials and methods of development.
  • Organize and maintain existing engineering records.
  • Construct prototypes and confirm designs with design and development team members.
  • Perform physical testing on engineering prototypes.
  • Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry and business standards.
  • Develop designs using components across product lines considering common components in design development.

What it will take to be successful:

  • 10+ years' experience in a similar role (industrial equipment industry desired).
  • Proven ability and successes in Product Development (required).
  • Proven ability and successes in project management to include leading internal project teams (required). Success in managing 3rd party/external suppliers in product development desired.
  • Must have direct experience working closely and collaboratively with external customers and internal sales teams.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar Engineering discipline.
  • Broad knowledge and skills in core Engineering functions (Generalist level).
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks, 3D, CAD software.
  • Understanding and ability to design for manufacturability.
  • Ability to work and facilitate within a high pressure, fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate goals and objectives and foster a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must travel be willing and able to travel 25%-50%, overnight and international travel. Frequent day travel to support manufacturing operation. Valid Passport.

What we can offer:

  • Opportunity to directly impact long term organizational performance and growth.
  • Opportunity to develop and execute world class manufacturing processes.
  • Engaging and progressive culture.
  • Daily opportunity to influence "how the work gets done" and business performance.
  • Market leading benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, 401K, Tuition Assistance).

Interested in this role? Apply through me Jeff Kolhoff at jeff.kolhoff@gogpac.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.