New Product Development Engineer - Hunting

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Mission Statement: 

We share our passion for the seasonal activities of the outdoor rural lifestyle through our home-grown expertise in the products and tools we design, manufacture, and sell. Through the values of resourcefulness, hard-work, and respect we develop long-term personal relationships and strategic business partnerships throughout the global community. 


Company:

Ardisam, Inc. is a design, marketing, and importing company located in the heart of Northwest Wisconsin where the big woods meets farm country. We produce a variety of products under numerous brand names that make our hobbies and recreational activities more enjoyable. This position’s work includes but is not limited to treestands, hunting blinds, ATV ramps and trailers. Major brands include: Rivers Edge Treestands, Barronett Blinds and Yutrax ATV products.


Description:

Ardisam, Inc. is seeking an experienced new product development (NPD) engineer to lead the design and development of its hunting products. This position has a focal on the hunting products category but at times crosses over with our ATV and camping divisions as well. This role is responsible for all phases of product development, from initial conception through to final production. NPD Engineers work with CAD designers, prototyping technicians, product line managers, quality staff, sales staff, and Asian vendors to ensure that their designs are efficient to manufacture, successful in the marketplace and reliable in the field. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of consumer product design experience and a bachelor’s degree in engineering. In addition, the best candidates will have a passion for big game hunting and similar outdoor recreation. First-hand experience with our products is a big plus when reviewing prospective employees. The ability to analyze and solve problems effectively as well as making good decisions are imperative to the success of this position. This position reports to the Hunting Product Line Manager.


Job Duties:

-Manage New Product Development projects per agreed upon timelines.

-Create 3D models and 2D drawings using Solid Works software.

-Effectively communicate project status updates to management.

-Assist in developing and building supply chains, mainly in Asia, for product sourcing.

-Travel to Asian suppliers 2-3 times per year to develop new products, build relationships, support production and meet shipping schedules.

-Effectively communicate both verbally and written with Asian suppliers.

-Construct prototypes and confirm designs with related team members.

-Oversee or perform various performance and life cycle tests and data documentation including detailed test reports.

-Directly manage CAD designer(s).

-Help to develop and document quality expectations with related team members.

-Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry standards.

-Lead the development of engineering standards.

-Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload from multiple projects.


Experience:

-3+ years of consumer product design experience is preferred.

-3D modeling experience.

-3D printing and waterjet experience.

-Extensive knowledge in part design and fabrication (machining, welding, injection molding, etc.).

-Knowledge or certification in Lean manufacturing, six sigma or other quality management systems is preferred.

-Experience and passion for hunting and ATV riding is a plus.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar. Those with a 2-year technical degree and 8+ years of consumer design experience will also be considered.


Benefits: Health Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Personal Time Off, Paid Holidays, 401K Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent), Vision/Dental reimbursement program.


Duration of Employment: Full Time

Work Days: Monday - Friday

Hours / Day: 8

Work Shift: First Shift

To Apply: Email your cover letter & resume to Jen Goodlet, Human Resources (jen.goodlet@ardisam.com)

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