Overview

General DescriptionAn Associate Product Developer at Handi Craft supports the Engineering Department in all aspects of development process to ensure product functionality, quality, and cost targets are met.  This includes involvement with research, development, and testing of parts and products.  This individual must demonstrate creativity and have a strong desire to assist with creating effective products and to improving existing ones.  Job Duties:·         Support the Engineering department in the development of new products, including design input, test planning, and product validation·         Execute developmental assignments according to critical timelines and cost targets·         Facilitate timely creation, delivery, and approval of all relevant technical information (2D & 3D CAD, Testing reports, Project Status updates, Engineering Change Orders, etc.)·         Participate in product analysis tear-downs of proprietary or competitor products to evaluate function, construction, or examine failures·         Contribute in assuring the Engineering department is operating within the parameters of the Handi Craft Document Control and Quality Systems·         Effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions from management, customers, and other employees of the organization·         Assist in supporting manufacturing to ensure product is manufactured and assembled based on the intended functionality of the design·         Perform other related duties as assigned by the Engineering department Skills Required:·         Associate or Technical degree in CAD, Drafting or Manufacturing Technology·         5+ years of relevant “hands on” experience assisting in product development of consumer goods·          Familiarity with the function of baby products·         Familiarity with plastic injection molding, general product construction, and manufacturing process·          Experience with 3D Modeling and 2D CAD drafting.  (SolidWorks preferred)·         Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving abilities ·          Proficient creative thinking and analytical skills·          Familiarity with use of common hand tools and basic lab equipment·          Detailed oriented and an effective communicator·         Ability to plan ahead and anticipate impact of expected results·         Strong team player with the ability to adapt to changes in project priorities·          Able to travel to domestic manufacturing facilities if required