Product Development Engineer (Senior Level) - Lawn and Garden Products


** This position is located in Cumberland, WI with a sign-on and relocation bonus for the right candidate.**

Product Development Engineer (Senior Level) – Lawn and Garden Products

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Engineering Manager


Ardisam is an employee-owned company based in the heart of the Midwest. Passion drives our business as we work to become the most well-known name in various outdoor industries including hunting, ice fishing, gardening, camping and more. Our Cumberland Wisconsin Headquarters since 1960 houses our rapidly growing team of over 130 employees. Our commitment to innovation and quality has been exceeding customer expectations for decades with no sign of slowing down. Our brands include but are not limited to: Earthquake Power Equipment, Eskimo Ice Fishing, Ion Ice Fishing, Rivers Edge Treestands, Barronett Blinds, Yardbird Chicken Pluckers, Fusion Drill Powered Tools, and more…”


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for planning and execution of new product development projects and leading the effort of maintaining existing SKUs within the Lawn and Garden categories. This role is responsible for all phases of product development, from initial conception to final production. Product Development Engineers work with CAD designers/engineering co-ops, prototyping technicians, quality staff, sales staff and vendors (both domestic and foreign) to ensure that their designs are efficient to manufacture, successful in the marketplace and reliable in the field. The ability to analyze and solve problems effectively as well as making good decisions are imperative to the success of this position. Project Management is a significant portion of this position in order to successfully take concepts to market.


Job Duties:

Manage new product development projects per agreed upon timelines

Maintain existing SKUs within the Lawn and Garden categories

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

Effectively communicate project status updates to management by maintaining detailed project timelines and regular project update meetings

Commitment to project timelines and consistently meeting deadlines

Directly task or manage Engineering Co-ops and/or CAD designers

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

Travel to foreign suppliers 1-2 times per year to develop new products, build relationships, support production and meet shipping schedules

Effectively and concisely communicate both verbally and written with Asian suppliers

Prove concepts/designs and construct prototypes with related team members

Help to develop and document quality plans and expectations with related team members

Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry standards

Be knowledgeable within the product development/engineering segments of companies ERP system

Lead the continuous improvement of engineering standards within the category

Lead the continuous improvement of technical documentation within the category

Review and approve technical drawings to ensure both design and regulatory integrity.


Qualifications and Skills:

Proficient in the use of Solid Works or other computer-aided design software applications

Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload from multiple projects

Detail oriented and strong time management and organization skills

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Hard work ethic and the ability to take on responsibility

Strong mechanical aptitude, hands-on experience and understanding of metal products and manufacturing methods (bending, stamping, welding, extruding, etc.)

3D printing, waterjet, plasma cutting experience

Basic understanding of costing and sourcing

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Teams)



7+ years of consumer product design experience is preferred

7+ years of 3D modeling, engineering drawing experience

Experience and passion for the outdoors and outdoor activities that utilize Lawn and Garden products is a plus


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



·        Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription)

·        Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Contributions

·        ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

·        Yearly Profit-Sharing Bonus

·        401(k) Plan

·        Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Parental Leave

·        Tuition Reimbursement

·        Group Term Life Insurance

·        Long Term Disability

·        Flexible Spending Account (Dependent)

·        Employee Discount


Compensation: Salaried position

Duration of Employment: Full Time

Work Days: Monday - Friday

Hours / Day: 8

Work Shift: First Shift

Travel: 20% travel is required

To Apply:

Ardisam, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ardisam, Inc. is a Substance Free Workplace and requires pre-employment drug screens.

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