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Here at Häfele, hardware is our passion and our expertise. With us you’ll find an environment populated with talented people across a wide range of departments committed to helping one another while providing the best possible experience for our valued customers. All positions with Häfele America Co. offer continuous training as well as opportunities for professional development and career growth.
As part of the Häfele family, you’ll receive an excellent compensation and benefits package including competitive pay, medical coverage, dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid time off, generous employee product discounts and more.
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The Project Engineer role at a glance:
Complete Role Description – Project Engineer at Häfele America Co.
About the Job
The Project Engineer will provide engineering and design support to manage projects and new product developments. This talented and experienced industrial or mechanical engineer will maintain rapport with customers, potential clients, vendors and team members while maximizing productivity. This individual will work under the guidance of the Head of Category Management, and in collaboration with other business development areas. This role will be responsible for new product development and design and sustaining engineering for existing product, and involved in the environment of redesign, part assembly, detailed part drawing production, developing prototyping, testing, and assembling prototypes and samples, across members of category management and development teams.
You should be able to demonstrate recent experience in:
What Will Be Expected of You
Manage assigned projects to meet identified timeline and quality expectations
Effectively balance and direct targeted efforts to identified customer needs and expectations
Proactively manage changes in project scope to meet evolving needs and requirements; identify potential shortfalls and devise contingency plans, thereby minimizing Company exposure and risk as related to projects
Assist sales, quality, procurement, and manufacturing groups in problem solving activities related to assigned area for product support
Develop specifications and select qualified vendors to source components and/or finished goods from domestic and overseas vendors
Manage regular meetings to discuss status and coordinate current projects
Work directly with manufacturers to refine manufacturing processes and ensure products are produced within specification
Diagnose product performance and quality issues and implement corrective actions
Design ownership throughout product lifecycle including initial concept through production and product support
Design mechanical components and assemblies with an emphasis on manufacturability, reliability and maintainability
Establish and maintain an organizational structure to manage project scope and change
Communicate project direction, approach, priorities, events, and status to all project resources and management
Insure that all project deliverables are on time and on budget while meeting customer expectations
Become familiar with each team member’s function in order to effectively manage their activities
Easily recognize areas for improvement and developing plans for implementation.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or other relevant field
10 or more years of experience in new product development specifying manufacturing processes for a variety of hardware components
Experience with plastic materials and plastic part design, but not limited to these materials
Experience utilizing Lean Six Sigma concepts in a new product development environment.
Demonstrated history of taking products from concept through commercialization
Experience in designing across a variety of product categories, i.e.: lighting components, sliding hardware, functional hardware, etc. desired. Strong familiarity with painting processes, specialty metal finishing, kitchen and/or furniture industry association is a plus.
Knowledge of Microsoft products including: MS Project, Windows 7, Word, Excel, proficient with SolidWorks, 3D CAD design software, Autodesk Inventor preferred.
Relevant experience in Product Design, particularly consumer products
Working knowledge of GD&T, DFMA and experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools.
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The Technical Specialist, Show and Shop is responsible for translating brand initiatives into physical form. As a member of our in-house Shop, this position’s primary role is to participate in developing materials which connect and engage with our various target audiences—architects, designers, cabinet makers and millworkers and large-scale manufacturers. This includes designing and building mock-ups, fixtures, prototypes and samples; creating and maintaining trade show displays; and performing general workshop duties.
Working with multiple mediums including but not limited to wood, metal, laminates, plastics, epoxies, and paint, this person will need to use creative problem solving and make decisions both independently and as a team. This role will be interacting daily with diverse groups such as marketing, product managers, operations and outside customers.
Assist and support with marketing, shop, technical and facility management duties including:
> creating hardware mock-ups, prototypes and sales samples;
> performing trade show setup and tear-down activities under demanding timelines and varying work conditions;
> creating, maintaining and storing shipping crates and trade show displays;
> completing hardware tests and comparisons;
> performing maintenance on machines and equipment
> performing general shop duties as required
Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure
Completion of a Certificate or Apprenticeship program, or Associate’s degree in a technical field, and at least 5 years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Territory Sales Representative at a Glance:
Complete Role Description – Territory Sales Representative at Häfele America Co.
About the Job
The Territory Sales Representative (TSR) travels within the defined territory promoting Häfele hardware (cabinet and architectural) to manufacturers, designers, engineers and architects. The focus is on sales and support to existing customers and specifiers as well as the development of prospective customers and specifiers.
What will be Expected of You
Develop and maintain a detailed sales and support plan for the territory.
Maintain consistent contact with customers to maintain a high degree of customer satisfaction.
Develop a daily agenda of in-person customer visits to demonstrate current and speculative products and assist in customer hardware decisions including new product development. Determine the customer’s needs.
Prepare price quotations and write orders subject to approval by Häfele Management.
Maintain detailed database on previous, current and future customer product presentations and associated meetings. Provide daily activity reports to Sales Management at regular intervals.
Travel to trade shows within and outside of the territory. This may include nights and weekends.
Participate in required training (product, computer, sales, etc.) within and outside of the territory.
Keep company informed on competitive products, promotional materials, sales techniques, pricing, warranty and marketing activities occurring within your territory. Complete product and market research reports as directed by Sales and Marketing Management.
Communicate regularly with Customer Service, Sales Management, Marketing Management and other internal personnel via phone, fax and email regarding customer activities.
Maintain a home office to conduct business exclusively for Häfele America Co.
Other duties may be assigned.
Education and Experience Required
Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university and 1 to 2 years of related sales experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical demands of the position include travel to the customer’s place of business, use of hands to demonstrate products, good verbal skills and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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