Senior Project Engineer - Mechanical Engineer (Remote flexibility during COVID)
at Lasko Products

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

Job Description

Lasko Products, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of portable fans and heaters for over 100 years, is seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join our team. The right candidate will have a background in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and experience developing consumer products for the home. In this position you will be an instrumental part of the Product Development team creating innovative high-quality comfort and health product solutions.  This is a hands-on leadership role.  The Senior Project Engineer will lead the projects they are responsible for as well as work with the product teams to integrate new technologies into existing products.  You will also contribute in assessing and providing suggestions to increase the performance and reliability of our portfolio of products.  

In this role you will manage all aspects of projects you own including coordinating with product managers, engineers, quality, designers, and manufacturing to ensure satisfactory delivery of assigned projects. The Senior Project Engineer is also responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle including planning, scope definition, design, execution, and delivery. They will track progress toward milestones, budgetary guidelines, or other performance indicators, and prepare reports for senior management.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Define technical product specification that align with consumer requirements including developing the product specification, defining components and building feasibility models.
  • Confirms system's and components' capabilities by designing testing methods, testing properties.
  • Develops electromechanical products by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.
  • Lead the project planning of product development programs including working with cross functional teams to define the work breakdown structure and gaining alignment on project deliverables.
  • Track project status and submit updates to management that identify budget, resource and schedule objectives.
  • Collect project requirements from all stakeholders, managing trade-offs to meet project goals.
  • Ensuring stakeholder expectations are understood and managed accordingly.
  • Responsible for managing and tracking: Project Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholder Management.
  • Mentor other team members with best practices.
  • Fabricating proof of concept models and developing test protocols.
  • Support the team in assessing existing product designs and providing suggestions for improvements.

 

Personal and Leadership Qualities

  • Ability to think big picture to solve complex problems
  • Enthusiasm for sharing your expertise and teaching other in order to elevate the overall team’s knowledge base
  • The ability to critical assess and provide structural feedback to others
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 6-10 years experience in leading electromechanical products projects from POC prototypes to mass production launches.
  • Experienced with Bench tools: multimeter, power supply, thermocouples and soldering irons.
  • Experience with MS Project, Smartsheets or similar project management software
  • Experience working with consultants and introducing new technologies into existing products.
  • Experience in Ceramic heating technology and fan systems is a plus.

Lasko Products is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Lasko Products is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.



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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Snapshot

About Us

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Mr. Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Over the years, the product line was adapted to capture changing consumer needs. As America moved to the suburbs in the mid-20 th century, Lasko expanded into small appliances, fans and household portable heaters. From there, company growth continued and American manufacturing locations expanded to Tennessee and Texas where production continues today.

For more than 100 years, Lasko Products, Inc. has continued its growth and leadership in home comfort and convenience products, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and creative atmosphere generally associated with a small company. Through innovation, flexibility, and this entrepreneurial attitude, Lasko responds to the continually changing needs of today’s consumers.

If you are a hands-on team player and would like to join a company where each individual makes a significant contribution to, and shares in the success of, the team’s efforts, please contact us. Human capital is one of our most valued resources.

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