Product Development Engineer

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Laminex AU
  • Location:Cheltenham
  • Job Reference:LAM/23742
  • Closing Date:29 Jan 2022


About Laminex Australia:

We’ve been a part of the iconic Australian design landscape for over 85 years. Only a few short years after Australian’s fell in love with Vegemite, families were spreading their toast in kitchens and on tables made by us. We’ve come a long way. 

Today, you’ll see Laminex on surfaces everywhere you look - be it hospitals, shopping centres, restaurants or your home. We manufacture and procure a broad range of products for commercial and residential use such as laminate, engineered stone and wall linings so that all Australians can live in beautiful, practical spaces. 

About the Role:

Due to exciting growth and development within our Product Development Team, a new opening for a Product Development Engineer has become available at our Cheltenham site.
This is a position that will join a highly creative and dynamic group of Engineers, who spear-head the expansion of our Laminex range and contribute to the overall success of the business. 

We are seeking a highly driven and experience Product Development Engineer, with a background in Manufacturing to join us on our next stage of our journey.

Working closely with our Marketing Team – you will take a hands on approach and have great support to guide both the business and your own vision. 

Our successful candidate will define technical briefs, establish trial and validation requirements, assist with trials in manufacturing environment, reporting on the project status whilst highlighting risks associated with cost and timing. 

Requirements of this role include the following:
  • Develop understanding of Laminex products are made and the product portfolio
  • Complete product benchmarking
  • Develop prototypes and undertake lab and production scale trials
  • Define product testing and validation requirements 
  • Ensure products are meeting the required business and industry standards 
  • Stakeholder and vendor management
  • Manage project timelines and costs
  • Provide reporting and analysis – be able to communicate these finding to various stakeholders 
About You:

This is a unique and exciting position as it allows you to be creative, push boundaries and be innovative. This requires someone who is hands on, collaborative, who sees things through and has an open mind. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/ experience:
  • Experience in manufacturing environments; developing and improving product performance properties
  • 10+ years practical experience and Demonstrated capability within Product Development i.e.  taking products from concept to commercialisation
  • Experience in co-ordinating with and operating within a manufacturing environment 
  • Sound understanding of product and process control interactions, product testing procedures, product standards and analytical analysis
  • An understanding of the stage gate process
  • Building Products Industry experience
  • Computer literate (MS Office: word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Project Management experience
  • High level verbal and written communication, and the ability to adapt communication style to the various stakeholders 

As a member of our tight knit Cheltenham community, you will be a team player who is ready to accept the challenges of a position like this. In turn you will be supported by a magnificent senior leadership team with the backing of our excellent brand and future career development opportunities.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and be a part of our team. Apply today!