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Product Testing Engineer I

Company: Spectrum Brands (UK)
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Product Testing Engineer I Job number: US08884 Position type Regular Function Engineering State/Province California City Lake Forest Region US Posting Date: Nov-14-2019 Division Information Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Job Summary This position will be responsible for consumer product testing and validation for Spectrum Brands' Hardware and Home Improvement Division. The Product Test Engineer will conduct R & D Testing for new product introduction, develop test plans/procedures/processes and provide high level documentation and analysis. This individual will work closely with Test Technicians, Product Development Teams and other Cross-Function groups to ensure successful qualification of consumer products for our large portfolio of brands (Kwikset, Baldwin, Weiser, Pfister, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL and EZSET). Primary Duties & Responsibilities - (45%) Provide hands-on testing for Residential Security Hardware, Plumbing, Commercial Hardware and Packaging of consumer products. - (15%) Design and construct testing equipment used to analyze life-of-product, reliability and functionality. - (15%) Develop testing processes and procedures used to qualify products at both design and manufacturing stages of life. - (10%) Ensure accurate documentation, record and archive measurement data pertaining to product parameters and process control performance. - (10%) Participate in the creation of product validation test plans and product compliance certification. - (5%) Manage preventative maintenance (PM) and equipment calibration schedules. Education and Experience Profile - Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university. - 0-2 years of job experience as a Test Engineer. - Experience working with mechanical & electronic security hardware, plumbing hardware and commercial hardware is a plus. Required Skills - Demonstrated knowledge of consumer products testing and validation. - Experience with developing procedures and test instructions with an emphasis on repeatability and reproducibility. Understands design of experiment (DOE) process. - High level of analytical reasoning, problem solving and process improvement techniques. - Strong mechanical aptitude combined with previous hands-on test experience. - Experience working with electrical/mechanical test benches (automated life cycle stations, impact/destructive testing, hydro flow benches, packaging vibration and drop testing). - Able to employ analytical software (e.g. O-Ring, Spring, Pro Mechanica) a plus - Familiarity with ANSI/BHMA, UL, EN, IAPMO and ISTA standards is a plus. - Ability to work in a cross-functional department environment. - Great oral and written communication skills. Leadership/Cultural Competencies: Demonstrate Unyielding Integrity: Addresses issues objectively and candidly. Does the right things the right way. Treats others with dignity and respect. Holds self and business partners to the highest standards of ethical Deliver on Commitments: Does what s/he says s/he will do. Is customer focused. Sets ambitious goals while realistically managing commitments. Acts with speed and decisiveness to drive continuous improvement. Inspire Excellence: Demonstrates passion, high energy, and a can-do attitude. Values our people, encourage their development, and recognizes and rewards their achievements. Positive person who celebrates success and learns from mistakes. Takes educated risks to make our business better. Win Through Teamwork: Places the success of the company above personal interests. Draws out the best in others by collaborating across the organization. Values diversity of backgrounds and experience as key strengths. Displays a passion for learning, sharing ideas, and having fun. Work Environment Working conditions are typical for R & D laboratory and office environments. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. *LI-TN

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