R&D Project Engineer(ing) - Innovation
Napoleon Products
Barrie, ON
Job Details

Title: Project Engineering(ing) 1 – Innovation

Reports To: Engineering Manager

Location: 214 Bayview Drive Barrie, ON

Shift: Days

Job Purpose: Develop innovative products/processes from initial concept following the Innovation Process.

Key Responsibilities:
Assist in developing innovative products/processes from the initial concept through the Innovation Process and Innovation Stage Gates, including: design, validation, prototyping, testing, and evaluation of the proposed production process and business case.

Assist in proving the targeted technology and creating risk assessments to ensure the Team is aware of the implications of developing the innovative product.

Where necessary, work with the assigned design resource to define the concept that will meet the technical requirements. Periodically review the concepts to ensure progress to technical goals and deadlines. Ensure that design, cross divisional and peer reviews are completed. Document all issues and define actions plans. Where necessary, work with Universities and other 3rd party groups throughout the Innovation development process.

Assist in developing a test scope and product validation plan, (including 3rd party witness testing where applicable), that ensures product safety, performance, robustness, building codes and emissions requirements, (where applicable) are met. Including both internal, cross divisional and external testing; to be approved by supervisor/manager. Consider scheduling / conflicts with other product testing. Review test results and reports and draw conclusions to determine next steps.

Apply appropriate consideration to design cost and initiate the necessary activities throughout the Innovation development process to establish production costs and take corrective actions as necessary to achieve targeted cost.

Ensure design for manufacture, design for service and design for installation are optimized during development, including obtaining cross functional input, (internal and external) and personally validating the suitability of the product.

Undertakes market research for assigned projects to determine competitive landscape, technical trends, quality history, regulatory requirements and Customer "wants", in sufficient detail to create a detailed project scope of work; documented in a PDR and a BA. Submits and reviews with engineering or technology manager, amends as necessary and schedules appropriate reviews.

Prepare reports, track hours and compile costs for the purpose of claiming SR&ED tax credits.

Education & Experience:
Must have a University Degree in Mechatronics (or equivalent).

Minimum two years’ demonstrated experience in a directly related industry; or completion of a 16-month R&D Engineering internship at Wolf Steel.

Must possess knowledge and practical experience of electronics, including PCB layout, manufacturing, programming, connectivity, battery technology, software, and firmware.

Technical understanding or experience with one or more radio technologies including; Cellular, WIFI, Bluetooth would be an asset.

Knowledge and prior experience with the Canadian SR&ED program.

Familiar with the concept of IoT (Internet of Things).

Ability to deal with dynamic and rapidly changing environment requiring efficient and timely decision making.

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including capability to drive executive meetings.

PMP designation would be considered an asset.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Superior candidates will be proficient in Microsoft project.

Demonstrated proficiency in 3-D modeling software, (e.g. Solidworks etc.) is considered an asset. CSWA, (Certified Solidworks Associate), or willingness to achieve this requirement within the first year of the onboarding process.

Must be proficient at reading engineering drawings, G,D&T and technical specifications.

Must be proficient with hand and power tools.

Must be familiar with the use of instrumentation for the purpose of product evaluation, measurement and experimentation.