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PRODUCT ENGINEER

Home Depot


Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
11/20/2017
2017-11-202017-12-19
Job Code:
111129
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PRODUCT ENGINEER (111129)

GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Functional Area: Logistics/Supply Chain/Import
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No




Position Description:
POSITION PURPOSE
The Product Engineer is a business partner to merchandising team managing and supporting private brands engineering projects. The engineer will partner with internal teams to complete product requirement development, and resolution of product performance concerns for assigned product categories. The engineer will also utilize Bill of Materials as well as internal tools and data to understand raw material, manufacturing, labor, logistics, business and all total cost involved in manufacturing and shipping product. The engineer is responsible for conducting engineering evaluations to determine component and complete product assembly costs for Home Depot Products. Having good business acumen and financial knowledge of key terms will aid the engineer in relating the information to the Merchant community in a constructive and collaborative manner. The engineer works in a team environment as an individual contributor.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • 30%-Engineering project management including product requirement development, and test protocol development 
  • 20%-Conduct financial and value based calculations, summarize the findings for the business in presentation quality format and communicate findings to key stakeholders 
  • 40%-Complete resolution of product performance concerns 
  • 10%-Provide general product Engineering guidance and knowledge or evaluations as required to deliver short term business goals
NATURE AND SCOPE:
This position reports to Engineering Manager
This position has no Direct Reports

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Environment:
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:


ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
2 years

Physical Requirements:

Most all of the time is spent sitting in the same position or standing/walking or there is some requirement to lift or handle material or equipment of moderate weight (8-20 pounds).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent in a field of study related to the job 
  • Masters of Business Administration 
  • Product costing experience 
  • Extensive understanding of Bills of Materials 
  • Knowledge of Merchandising Financial terms 
  • Knowledge of INCO shipping terms 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing and/or product development environment including design for reduced Manufacturing and Assembly costs 
  • Experience working with OEM suppliers through the product development cycle 
  • Experience working with vertically integrated manufacturers 
  • Business acumen and understanding of Merchandising 
  • Ability to use costing software such as Boothroyd Dewhurst DFM/DFMA
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environment 
  • Ability to use standard hand tools and lab equipment such as technical measuring equipment, power tools and pneumatic tools. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Demonstrated manufacturing knowledge in areas such as plastics, metals, glass, wood, textiles and Printed Circuit boards


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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