MillerKnoll Inc Product Development Engineer in Holland, Michigan
Why join us?
Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It\'s the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of MillerKnoll means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We are redefining modern for the 21st century. And our success allows MillerKnoll to support causes that align with our values, so we can build a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone.
As a Product Development Engineer, you\'llapply standard engineering principles, concepts, theories, and techniques to routine assignments under immediate supervisionin support of business objectives and be responsible for providing fundamental engineering leadership and expertise. You may conduct feasibility studies, determine estimates of required effort, and develop engineering criteria. You\'ll perform primary analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems, and components. You may alsoapply originality, ingenuity, and knowledge of other disciplines in solving basic technical issues. Emphasis in your work will be placed on team participation, your ability to plan, and your ability to achieve results on assigned projects.
What You\'ll Do\ You\'ll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day asyou . . .\ Research, investigate, and understand product criteria, functions, requirements, and cost targets (customer criteria, performance requirements, build objectives, manufacturability, assembly, quality, artisanship, service, and installation).\ Apply problem-solving skills and execute solutions to problems independently, and in collaboration with Lead Engineer and other team members.\ Collaborate with Industrial Designers to understand and implement the design vision and design objectives of products.\ Investigate and consider multiple solution alternatives for problems and concepts. You will present solutions by evaluating the alternatives and tradeoffs, eliminating the weak alternatives, and improving the feasible alternatives.\ Investigate new or existing suppliers, materials, and manufacturing processes that could provide solutions.\ Complete sketches, models, detailed engineering analyses, and studies that support the development of new parts and products. Specific tools may include FEA, tolerance stacks, FBDs, kinematics, hand calculations, logic flow charts, and state diagrams.\ Develop and specify appropriate prototype fabrication processes and materials. You\'ll alsocoordinate the building of prototype products and the fabrication of prototype parts.\ Evaluate and test concept models and prototypes against the project objectives, criteria, and requirements.\ Communicate clear, concise, accurate, and detailed engineering documentation (ECOs, deviations, test requests, work orders, model shop requests, drawings, instructions, emails, etc.).\ Work directly with Performance Engineering to develop performance requirements and test plans. You will request or perform physical testing on parts and products, then evaluate test results.\ Create, maintain, and release accurate 3D CAD models, drawings, service parts, instruction sheets, Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), Bills of Material (BOMs), and material specifications for prototype products and production products.\ Support the development of customer facing manuals and planning guidance.\ Support the completion of PPAP and ensure parts are properly released for production following Herman Miller procedures.\ Work directly with Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Management, Operations, and suppliers to refine product designs to optimize tooling and equipment, manufacturing processes, assembly, and reliability. You\'ll also assist with evaluating potential part suppliers and tooling suppliers.\ Work directly with Quality Engineering, Dimensional Engineers, and suppliers to refine product de