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Sr. Product Engineer

Company: Tempur-Pedic
Location: Trinity
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Key Results Area:

  • Duties include research, evaluation, development, and application of new processes and methods into products. Responsible for establishing and conducting testing routines, developing or executing project plans, budgets, schedules, and documentation of work and results.
  • Responsible for working with development on manufacturability and assessing readiness of the product and process for start of production
  • Coordinate failure analysis to determine root cause and appropriate corrective actions
  • Apply statistical methods to characterize product performance for improved fact-based decision making
  • Identify methods of improving the productivity of existing systems, taking into consideration the use of latest technology
  • Develop and confirm test methodologies to validate product/process as it relates to new technology
  • Work encompasses one or more areas of engineering including electrical systems, mechanical, chemical, reliability engineering, failure analysis, tooling and/or other related fields
  • Consolidate and communicate current product issues and EC details to development teams for continuous improvement generation to generation
  • Product Engineer to work with New Product Development, Quality, Supplier Quality Engineering, and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering teams for new product introductions and ongoing support
  • Vendor support and interface on technical issues/topics
  • Develop and conduct engineering projects which will provide solutions to product issues consistent with solid Lean Quality Control principles
  • Evaluate and discuss product issues with plant managers and non-technical personnel

Other primary duties and responsibilities include the following; however, Management reserves the right to assign or reassign other appropriate duties to this job at any time. This document excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

Tempur Sealy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Ideal Candidate Possesses These Attributes:

  • Strong analytic and strategic problem-solving ability
  • Data-driven and fact-based approach to decision making
  • Flexible team player with strong relationship-building skills
  • Proficiency in statistical and data management/evaluation
  • Developing, executing, and communicating test plans
  • Experimental design and execution
  • Ability to multi-task and run multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong project and product management skills
  • Excellent business communication skills, both written and oral
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge and experience
  • Team player willing to accept and seek input from others

Internal and External Interfaces:

Member of Global Product Engineering

  • Reporting to Global Product Engineering Manager

Internal Partners

  • New Product Development
  • Quality
  • Sourcing
  • Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Supplier Quality
  • Environmental, Health, & Safety
  • Equipment Maintenance

External Partners

  • Product, component and materials suppliers


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Leader with 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience solving problems involving multiple engineering skill sets
  • Experience with statistical tools including DOE, Gage R&R, Process Capability
  • Knowledge of project planning and management skills - Ability to set project goals, milestones, allocate and prioritize resources, activities and timetables
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and project management skills
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP), PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, and SharePoint. Experience with Office 365 a plus.
  • Experience with products at both component and system levels a plus
  • Experience with Quality Auditing (internal or external) a plus

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be capable of performing each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements herein are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: Fast-paced corporate office environment with a portion of time being spent in the manufacturing process being hands-on. Some stress may occur. Approximately 30% travel. Ability to lift 50lbs as routine handling of product is expected.

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties, responsibilities, and key results of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties, responsibilities, and key results outlined herein.

Keywords: Tempur-Pedic, High Point , Sr. Product Engineer, Other , Trinity, North Carolina

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