Product Design Engineer – New Category Development in Winston-Salem, NC at Liberty Hardware

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

As a growing Masco company, Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp. has built its reputation by offering high quality decorative and functional hardware products. Our product lines include bath hardware, bath safety, shower doors, decorative and functional cabinet hardware, hooks, hook rails and wall plates and are available under the Liberty, Delta, Brainerd, and Franklin Brass brands.

We offer our extensive line of hardware products through retailers (including The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Target and Walmart), online (including Amazon.com), kitchen and bath design showrooms, builder and hospitality, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) distribution channels across the country.

Liberty has a unique organizational culture that employees cite as one of the things they like most about working here. One of the reasons for this is that we embrace diversity – of people, backgrounds, thinking and experiences. We want our employee population to mirror our communities and consumer population.

We are proud of our talented employees who make up one of the most collaborative and winning teams you’ll find in any workplace! When you join Liberty Hardware, you join a team of professionals who work hard, support each other, and enjoy delivering results that make a real difference for our customers and one another. Since 2017, Liberty Hardware has annually been awarded the Great Place to Work certification! While this certification recognizes our complete package of benefits, compensation and employee programs, it is our people and teamwork that truly make Liberty Hardware great.  #GreatPlaceToWork #LibertyHardwareTeam

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new product categories for customers of Liberty Hardware.
  • Drive the product development process. Provide all engineering documentation and support (3D models, drawings, Specifications, QFD, DFMEA, Bill of Material, and Instruction Sheets) during the product life cycle.
  • Prepare and maintain product layout and detailed drawings and schematics for existing and new products.
  • Analyze test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Product development in existing product categories to ensure they meet or exceed commercial standards and/or customer expectations.
  • Analyze research data and proposed product specifications to determine feasibility of product proposal.
  • Coordinates manufacturing of product and building of initial prototype.
  • Research and introduce new technology and alternative materials.

Everyday Activities:

  • Support all areas of Liberty Hardware from Marketing to Sourcing to help maintain global operations.
  • Provide support and communication with global engineers, US engineers, contract engineering, and quality assurance to ensure products are fabricated and assembled based on product requirements.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering and design tasks.
  • Provide technical support on product inquiries.
  • Identify areas of improvement and implement new strategies, processes, or ideas.

Education /  Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Engineering; Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Three to five years related experience and/or training
  • Working knowledge of 3-D CAD parametric modeling software
  • FEA software knowledge is a plus
  • Enterprise software and Microsoft Office experience required
  • Manufacturing capabilities specifically related to die casting, injection molding, roll forming and stamping required
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification is a plus
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally 15% of the time (up to 2 weeks at a time); must have a valid passport

Shift

Full or Part Time

Full time

Liberty Hardware (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Liberty Hardware is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.