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Research and Development (R&D) Engineer

Company: All Weather Insulated Panels
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose: The Research and Development (R&D) Engineer uses their technical design skills to drive the products from theoretical structural designs and calculations to the physical testing, approvals and certifications. As part of the AWIP Innovation Team, the R&D Engineer collaborates with the technical, design, and business development teams to take new product developments and improvement of existing products from the stages of concept, evaluation, design, validation, approval, product launch, and installation. This position will be critical in ensuring that AWIP remains ahead in the industry for innovative and sustainable building products.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the innovation and cross-functional teams to envision, design, manufacture, prototype, and launch innovative products
  • Research and develop new products while optimizing cost and performance
  • Participate and provide deliverables for the product development phase/stage gate system
  • Maintain detailed and organized notes and information for each project including, but not limited to, vendors, material types, successes and failures, modifications, etc.
  • Ensure test materials and assemblies are properly installed and prepared at test laboratories by assisting in assembly preparation, witnessing and supervising testing
  • Design building test rigs and apparatuses as required for internal testing
  • Ensure all products meet performance, application and reliability standards through rigorous laboratory and field testing
  • Collaborates with the Innovation team members and respective departments to ensure proper testing, certifications, and approvals are attained
  • Perform market research to determine types of products required in market
  • Investigate new/existing products and compare to rival products in construction market
  • Be a professional resource with detailed knowledge about products in terms of R&D, market competition, cost, manufacturing deployment, application.
  • Comply with all safety and company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Civil Engineering with structural design emphasis
    • E.I.T. with ability to obtain P.E. license preferred--- Working knowledge of Tekla, Solidworks, Revit, AutoCAD or other 3D modeling software
    • Experience with structures, building materials and construction industry
    • Proactive attitude to learn new products and technologies and build relationships with vendors
    • Self-starter with proven record of innovation, problem solving, and delivering technical solutions in a timely manner
    • Excellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple projects at once and be able to prioritize by importance, schedule and necessity
    • Technical knowledge to understand and effectively communicate building science methodologies, design, technical information building codes and standards in an understandable manner
    • Must be able to effectively use a computer and have intermediate proficiency MS Excel, MS Word, and email and basic proficiency in the rest of MS Office
    • Position is an in-office position with travel to meet with vendors and clients, test laboratories, job site visits, etc.
    • Travel (by car, plane or other methods of transportation): as required to complete tasks
    • Maintain a valid driver's license and passportEssential Requirements:
      • Ability to work 8 hours per day with ability to work overtime as need to complete time sensitive tasks
      • Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment with extreme temperatures and outdoor exposure at times
      • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, submittals, technical and contract documents.--- Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Must be able to use tools, equipment, machinery, etc.
      • Must have visual acuity, discernment of color and texture, and finger dexterity
      • Ability to read, write, type, and verbally communicate effectively in English
      • Ability to sit, walk, and stand for extended periods. Must be able to bend, lift, twist, reach, grasp, and other physical movements
      • Must be reliable, dependable and highly motivate with a desire to be successfulBenefits of Working With Us:We offer a casual atmosphere and family oriented culture. Our benefits package is comprehensive including medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, shopping discount program, employee assistance program, and more! We even buy lunch for our plant employees through our meal card vending program! Sound good to you? Come join our team!About Us:Headquartered in Vacaville, California, All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), has two state of the art continuous line manufacturing facilities including Vacaville, California and Little Rock, Arkansas. AWIP is an innovator in the design, construction, and advancement of insulated metal panels and is strategically positioned to meet the growing energy, environmental and economic challenges facing the North American building industry. AWIP provides its customers with a broad line of insulated wall and roof panels and a full range of complementary trims, accessories and engineering services.

        AWIP is a drug free workplace. This is a safety sensitive position.

Keywords: All Weather Insulated Panels, Vacaville , Research and Development (R&D) Engineer, Engineering , Vacaville, California

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