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Product Development Engineer

COMPANY:  Raven Engineered Films Division

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  25210

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Deeply committed to protecting Earth’s resources and preserving asset value, Raven Engineered Films produces high-quality flexible film and sheeting. From rugged, textured pond liners to highly-technical balloon film as thin as a sandwich bag, our lighter, stronger film and sheeting solutions are developed to solve demanding challenges. We are looking for dedicated team members to helps us on our pursuit of operational excellence and quality at all levels.

The Product Development Engineer will develop innovative new products to solve problems in related field, and provide continual refinement of existing products.

Essential Functions
• Research, design, develop, coordinate and evaluate new product development projects. Perform or facilitate installation/testing related to the new product, system, or process of manufacturing.
• Determine purpose, application, and feasibility of new product or enhancement of existing products or processes.
• Lead successful execution and documentation for new product designs, and all phases of a project.
• Work with external customers, distributors, vendors, and suppliers to initiate new designs and solve problems.
• Coordinate and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
• Keep abreast of evolving developments that impact the business in areas of design, application, and methods of production.
• Analyze test data and reports to determine if new product meets functional and performance specifications.
• Develop and optimize product costs to maximize value and competitiveness.
• May provide or assist with training needs as it relates to new or existing products or processes.
• May assist with quote or request for quote process.

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, in field related to specific position.
• Three or more years of related experience preferred.
• Has knowledge and skills in the engineering discipline. Uses prescribed techniques and procedures within established criteria.
• Tasks are well-defined.
• Performs technical work that does not require previous experience. • Works independently, as well as with a team.
• Work is performed under supervision.
• Entry level or early career engineer with Bachelors' degree or Master's degree in engineering field - Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of an internship in related field is preferred.
• Specific skills, proficiencies, and knowledge in field related to position as identified by department leadership.
• Understanding of Lean Principles and manufacturing processes preferred.
• Ability to apply design theory and methodology.
• High level of customer service skills. Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Proficiency with a computer, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Highly motivated and self-directed.
• Individually accountable for results.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to identify waste and find creative solutions.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrate flexibility, and able to multitask.


Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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