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Product Development Engineer

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Rockford
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.

What We Need:

We are looking for a Product Development Engineer to join our HNI Workplace Furnishings - Operations team in Muscatine, IA!

The Product Development Engineer performs a variety of engineering work in pl anning and design of produc ts and/or product components and work s with other engineering or production disciplines to ensure proper implementation of design . Th e Product Development Engineer creates models, drawings, and specifications for the development of products.

What You Will Do:

  • Develops original designs or adaptations requiring specialized experience.
  • Leads the development of technical, manufacturable designs from initial product concepts, prototypes, testing and initiates the identification of intellectual property infringement and patent creation services.
  • Establishes product specifications, including dimensional, performance, and visual specifications, and then manages those specifications as they relate to product management, quality, operations, and supplier relations.
    • 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.
    • Creates test plans to ensure product will be compliant with applicable industry standards.
    • Creates 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.
    • Partners with producing locations to run production pilots and to ensure production readiness.
    • Works with production, other engineering disciplines, marketing, sales and quality to implement designs and ensure that project goals are met.
      • Monitors quality and design issues and deploy p rojects to reduce customer pain points. What You Have:
        • Bachelor ' s Degree in Engineering or related field.
        • Less than 2 years of relevant experience.
        • Experience using common hand tools. What You're Good At:
          • Abili ty to work on multiple projects and understand task prioritization.
          • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment.
          • Ability to work individually as well as with a team.
          • Must have excellent creative problem solving skills .
          • Demonstrate d flexibility and adaptability, while maintaining a positive attitude and approach under pressure .
          • Proven ability to communicate effectively , both written and verbal .
          • Knowledge of Mic rosoft Office suite of p roducts.
          • Knowledge of Creo software.
          • Ability to learn quickly and master core engineering skills.
          • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management preferred. 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 nation's 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 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:

            Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. We value each other's differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here:

            We offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit .

            We also invite you to visit us at to learn more!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Rockford , Product Development Engineer, Engineering , Rockford, Illinois

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