Knoll Inc. Senior Product Development Engineer in Toronto, Ontario

Senior Product Development Engineer

Tracking Code 1583-056

Job Description


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

Position Profile

The Product Development Senior Engineer is responsible for:

  • Generating new product designs using the latest tools and engineering processes.

  • Continuous improvement utilizing VAVE, DOE and other related best practices.

This position also requires the individual to participate in the design innovation process and requires the key ability to apply the design needs of Knoll, the customer, suppliers and the appropriate regulating bodies to all job tasks.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of materials and their proper application in systems furniture product design.

  • Solid understanding of ANSI\BIFMA & UL standards as related to the furniture industry.

  • Solve engineering problems using (But not limited to) FEA, FMA, DFMEA, etc.

  • Lead teams or subsets of teams in activities, projects and product launches appropriate to be led by Product Development.

  • Working understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles

  • Mechanical aptitude with a commitment to quality.

  • Understanding of manufacturing materials and processes, including but not limited to . . .

  • CNC Machining & Programming

  • Aluminum Extrusions

  • Metal Forming & Stamping

  • Die Casting and Injection Molding

  • Wood Furniture Fabrication

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Engineering Change Systems (ECS)

  • Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS)

  • ISO 9001 & 14001 Standards

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English).

  • Work flexible hours, including the odd weekend.

  • Working understanding of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).

  • Verification\Validation of designs through tolerance analysis, engineering calculations, prototypes, product testing, etc.

  • Work with manufacturing to resolve product design issues based on manufacturing constraints.

  • Ability to project manage and multi-task to work on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Validate\Review Bills of Materials (BOM’s) for errors.

  • Ability to participate and\or lead design review and brainstorm meetings to ensure design goals are met.

  • Ability to work with customers and suppliers.

  • Follow Knoll’s safety expectations to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

  • Must be willing to travel to Knoll sister sites, customer locations and supply bases. Including occasional international travel with associated work assignments.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • Diploma in Mechanical\Industrial Engineering Technology (Design) or Equivalent

  • At least five (5) years of product design, mechanical engineering and\or manufacturing engineering work experience.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of 3D CAD experience developing models and drawing layouts, preferably using Creo & Windchill.

Job Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.