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Thermoplastic Product Engineer

Company: Cornerstone Building Brands
Location: Kearney
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Ply Gem, a division of Cornerstone Building Brands, is looking for a Thermoplastic Product Engineers to join our team in Kearney, MO. Our Product Development Engineer will focus on composite siding. The Product Engineer will work with the Product Management team to ensure that Ply Gem Siding group achieves its product development goals. The incumbent will help create ideas for new products and will provide team leadership with siding group technical teams and plants to ensure the timely execution of new product initiatives. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the product manager(s) to identify/refine concepts, develop new products and product enhancements to grow Ply Gem sales and margins.
  • Participates in recommending Competitor Products for competitive analysis.
  • Work with product management to ensure timely development and submittal of Capital Appropriation Requests (CARs) including development of the justification and financial benefits.
  • Provides team leadership between Engineering, Product and Process Development and Plants to ensure proper specifications, cost and product manufacturing performance is achieved.
  • Prepares and presents to senior leadership proposals for new or revised products and project status updates for projects that are underway
  • Establish testing criteria, measurement and analysis of results. Develop corrective action as needed.
  • Track cost and timing using appropriate project software and publish results to director, product management, plants and others as required.
  • Depending on the nature of the project some of this information may be executed by the Product Development Engineer or it may be executed by another individual on that particular new product team. The Product Development Engineer will be expected to provide the necessary team leadership to ensure all aspects of the product design are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains accuracy and currency of all technical product information through standard process for document approval and control. Maintains product design and product information support.
  • Works with the Code & Regulatory Manager as appropriate.
  • Develops specifications and performance test requirements to facilitate procurement of parts and equipment for home exterior products. Analyzes technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities and availability of parts and equipment.
  • Interviews supplier representatives regarding specifications, costs, inspection and similar problems relating to parts and equipment. Arranges and participates in conferences between suppliers and engineers, purchasers, inspectors and other company personnel to facilitate material inspection, substitution, standardization, rework, salvage, utilization, and economical procurement of parts and equipment.
  • Develops prototypes and models for refinement/evaluation
  • Supporting manufacturing and design activities by developing prototypes for products in development. Submitting proposals and designs for evaluation by the project team and management before moving to the next stage.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Design or related discipline.
    • Minimum of five years experience in a Product/Part/Design/Development position, preferably working with injection molding, extrusion of plastics/polymers, roll form, metal stamping or fabrication.
    • Experience with machinery and tool design.
    • MUST have Thermoplastic experience of 1-3 years
      Skills/Abilities:
      • Knowledge of design, building materials, and fabrication processes.
      • Ability to present technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.
      • Ability to manage engineering documentation systems across several departments.
      • Proficiency with Auto CAD or SolidWorks software.
      • Highly developed oral and written communication skills required.
      • Ability to manage multiple priorities with limited supervision.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Projects, Visio, Excel, and Power Point.
        Other: Position requires moderate travel (30-40%).
        Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.
        Cornerstone Building Brands is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, protected veteran status, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin.

Keywords: Cornerstone Building Brands, Independence , Thermoplastic Product Engineer, Engineering , Kearney, Missouri

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