Manager Product Development FT 1st Shift Little Rock, AR #26362 – Seeking Military Affiliation

  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #275735

– Supervise/assist product development engineers & technicians.
– Responsible for the design of new products based on defined concepts and performance targets.
– Ensure detailed engineering drawings of tooling and final products are produced & maintained.
– Review, develop, and approve testing plans for materials qualifications, failure assessment, and new product developments.
– Analyze product issues or failures with root cause analysis and produce innovative solutions
– Review & approve product drawings and Job Order drawings.
– Review & approve product literature changes.
– Create new literature as required.
– Interface with internal & external parties, suppliers & customers as needed.
– Work with international groups to solve manufacturing issues or develop new products and processes collaboratively.
– Produce detailed technical reports and provide effective technical presentations.
– Manage multiple projects simultaneously and react quickly to changing priorities
– Administer ECR/MOC process.
– Write materials and process specifications and standards.
– Generate and maintain professional test reports.
– Initiate engineering changes to products and mechanical equipment as needed.
– Produce manufacturing specifications that comply with performance requirements.
– Provide technical support as directed.
– Provide weekly & monthly updates to the VP of Product Development & Operations

Bachelor's Degree or higher in Materials, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering
7 – 10 years experience working in material science/engineering
Experience working with polymers or composite laminates is required.
– Experience doing physical testing per standards such as ASTM is required

– Interpret data and provide recommendations based on findings
– Select the best combination of materials based on purported use
– Test and assess materials
– Develop prototypes
– Troubleshoot
– Quality Control Testing
– Advise management on the suitability, feasibility, profitability, and environmental impact of material
– Evaluate the economic viability of material for commercial production
– Self-starter, willing to take the initiative and be able to work independently
– Some Travel required

– Dependability/Attendance
– Excellent Communication, both verbal and written
– Thoroughness
– Detail-oriented
– Adaptability/Decisiveness
– Initiative/Perseverance
– Presentation Skills

– Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
– Ability to apply scientific reasoning to industrial situations
– STRONG Analytical and problem-solving skills
– Advanced Computer Skills
– Mechanics
– CAD experience is preferred but not required

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