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Product Development Engineer

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted: 05-01-2017
Product Development Engineer
Ann Arbor, Michigan

We are looking for a self-starter with excellent project skills to join the DISHER Team as a Product Development Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This problem solver will have the opportunity to work in a variety of different industries, with different projects, products, and materials, with our area customers in Southeast Michigan.  If this sounds like you, we would like to start a conversation:
  • You thrive on variety, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy “wearing multiple hats.” 
  • You love to learn.
  • You have a desire to be in a role where you both work on product development projects, and foster and develop relationships with customers.
  • You have the heart of a steward and a desire to serve your customer and team to make a positive difference.

  • Apply the appropriate depth of discernment and judgment to effectively direct projects in evolving environments
  • Working side by side with Design Engineers
  • Interface with customers regularly
  • Provide expert technical leadership in coordinating, facilitating, motivating, and directing efforts of cross-functional product development teams
  • Retrieve coffee for one's self
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project and scope
  • Assess design feasibility and provide DFM / DFA insight to the customer
  • Lead project design reviews
  • Nerf gun battles with your team to keep you alert and on your toes
  • Review deliverables prepared by the team before passing to the customer
  • Facilitate team and customer meetings by delivering information effectively
  • Ensure all activities associated with major project gates are completed and reviewed per schedule
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a product development / project engineering position required
  • Experience designing for plastic injection molding required
  • Product design and development experience required
  • Automotive and interior plastics experience prefered
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Must be able to reload a Nerf Gun in under 30 seconds
  • Candidate must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations 

Rockstar Candidate:
  • Experience for several different product materials; plastics, metals, etc.
  • Prototyping experience
  • A demonstrated team-based and creative approach to problem solving
  • Experience in a role involving customer service

To start a conversation...
Apply and send us your resume under job order number 9252049:
About Disher
Disher is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in Zeeland and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in Talent identification and attraction. Check out more about what we do at http://www.disher.com/about-us/
The Disher Culture
Disher is truly, and simply, a cool place to work.  The teams here are supportive, skilled, and passionate individuals.  This makes for a culture rooted in innovation and making a positive difference for one another, our customers, and our community.  The work motto at Disher tends to be, “Work Hard / Play Hard.”  The teams at Disher work diligently at their projects, but also truly enjoy the company of their peers.  Hear more from Disher team members at http://www.disher.com/about-us/culture/ 
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