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Advanced Design Engineer (Architectural Products)

Company: Trendway Corporation
Location: Elwell
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

As an Advanced Design Engineer, you will serve as a creative, supportive, visible and efficient hands-on design team member focused on providing mechanical design expertise for our Architectural Products category - a growing side of our business. You will use your advanced CAD abilities to create, evaluate and revise product files/drawings while also seeking out and incorporating new technologies, innovations, improvements and cost reduction concepts on all products, which will lead to strong product performance of new launches and efficient/improving products in the market.
You will---

  • Provide mechanical engineering design leadership and support for New Product Development (NPD) and Continuous Product Development (CPD) by designing, prototyping, testing and debugging to support product initiatives across a wide range of products
  • Develop part and product designs using advanced 2D and 3D drawing skills, ensuring products live up to all specifications and design intent
  • Provide product documentation (bills of material, 2D/3D product drawings, DRILS, product specs, agency testing and engineering change orders) and advanced mechanical design insight from product launch through the end of a product's life
  • Support the ECO system with supporting documents, required global approval, appropriate sample testing, cost-efficient releases and timely updates
  • Analyze test results, direct test methods and provide critical thinking while actively contributing to defective product reviews aimed at identifying root cause and corrective actions
  • Manage and direct all suppliers to our strict test methods/requirements, ensuring consistent application of the methods and delivery of projects on target and on time
  • Create optimal mechanical designs, looking to improve the aesthetics and pushing boundaries and capabilities
  • Travel occasionally to domestic suppliers
    What You Bring to the Team
    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant mechanical engineering experience, ideally working with similar architectural products and/or aluminum or similar metal extrusions
    • A degree in mechanical engineering
    • Previous experience in various new product development (NPD) projects
    • Excellent computer-aided design (CAD) skills, preferably in Creo and/or Solidworks
    • A creative mindset and a focus on bringing new ideas and solutions to the table
    • A positive attitude with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and project management skills
      You May Also Have---
      • Experience in the furniture or construction industry is a big plus
      • The use of engineering tools such as FMEA and tolerance stacks is a plus
        About TrendwayLocated in Holland, Michigan, Trendway Corporation is part of the Contract Interiors division of Fellowes Brands, and helps customers create beautiful and effective work environments with a wide range of furniture and architectural products. A company with over 50 years of exceptional performance, Trendway provides customers peace of mind through outstanding service, quality products, guaranteed delivery and fast/flexible custom solutions.
        Visit our Careers Site:
        About Fellowes Brands Contract InteriorsFellowes Brands Contract Interiors represents Trendway and ESI-a collection of brands dedicated to being a trusted partner for contract environments that create healthier and more productive workspaces. This trust is earned through our daily interactions, industry experience, leading warranties, industry-best turnaround times and with products that are stood behind, every time.
        Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes' property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.

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