This position is responsible for working with our engineering teams to develop new product opportunities and develop a strategy for product implementation. The primary focus is to help develop new products in tangential market segments that will increase the opportunities for the company. This position is responsible for evaluating existing market opportunities and collaborating with other engineers in the company to develop products. The candidate will be a highly motivated product development engineer with a strong background in evaluating new markets and developing product solutions to meet latent needs.
Will report to VP of Engineering
No direct reports initially
Collect primary and secondary market research as needed in order to gather key competitive information, market sizing, trends, channel requirements, etc. Analyze and report market research to team as required.
Search for and identify opportunities to improve existing product lines as well as ways to enter new product categories, create new extensions, etc.
Identify and integrate market research to determine the needs and goals of new product development.
Work closely with engineering team in developing products from concept to launch, this will include assisting with brainstorming, features/benefits specifications, design input, prototype evaluation with market and assist in developing a business plan to release for capital approval.
Act as voice of customer for all product development activities.
Conceptualizing new product ideas by collaborating with IWT Engineering and manufacturing
Testing products throughout the design process to troubleshoot any potential problems.
Sampling different materials, manufacturing processes, design tolerances, and other factors to find the best ones that suit the new product brief.
Fine-tuning designs until they are ready for production.
Delivering product specifications and procedures to the manufacturing team for production purposes.
Analyzing existing products to identify areas for improvement and updating current documentation.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering required.
MBA, management degree or equivalent business experience, desired.
5+ years’ experience in product development.
Industry-specific product experience may be advantageous.
Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and quality control protocols.
Experience with 3D modeling software and report writing programs.
Strong communication and teamwork skills.
Excellent creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Experience working with teams of engineers and technicians.
Proficient in presentations, technical reports, and situational analysis.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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About Infiltrator Water Technologies
Infiltrator Water Technologies is a market leader within the onsite wastewater treatment industry, Infiltrator manufactures a variety of revolutionary products and innovative, environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional stone and pipe leachfield and concrete septic wastewater system components. We sell our products through wholesale distribution across the United States and Canada for use on properties with onsite wastewater treatment systems.