Product Development Engineer – Kichler – Independence, OH

At Kichler Lighting, we are more than just a lighting company. We’re a “bring people together” company. Everything we do, every single day, is with the intention of creating and delivering products that allow people to “see” what matters most to them!

We accomplish this by encouraging forward thinking; building an environment where our team can ask the tough questions, “Why not?” and “What could be?”. We believe our dreamers and innovators can change the world. We recognize our organization is at its best, when we are blended with different backgrounds and experiences. We believe transparency and teamwork should be an integral part of any inclusive work environment. We want everyone to achieve their goals; we are committed to our team’s own development. We are proud of our flexible work environment; we want our team to thrive in a way that works best for them.

Kichler sheds light on what’s truly important!

The Product Development Engineer role will design and develop fixture designs. Including mechanical system, electrical system, heat management system, and optical system designs for new products, product improvements, and value engineering projects.

Support new designs from concept to launch following Kichler NPI process. This includes items such as conceptual design, detailed design, component and material selection, Simulation/FEA, prototype, test, safety approvals, and production implementation.

Perform tasks directly or work with others to ensure projects remains on schedule including prototyping, lab work, measurement and testing.

Participate in defining product specifications, design failure modes and effects analysis (DFMEA), engineering and CAD reviews, product & process qualifications.

Participate in risk assessment activities and drive abatement activities within multi-functional distributed team.

Provide technical advice and assistance to peers, suppliers, and customers as to design, material specifications, testing procedures, product quality, and change management.

Manage numerous projects concurrently.

  • Engineering Degree from accredited institution (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Preferred)
  • 0 – 5 years engineering experience
  • Professional work experience in Consumer Packaged Goods or SSL/LED lighting fixture design ideal
  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude
  • Background in Onshape and/or SolidWorks preferred.
  • Self-starter and able to work under general project direction
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Mandarin a plus.
  • Able to balance multiple projects concurrently and function in a collaborative Global environment
  • Shown understanding or basic manufacturing and fabrication methods preferred, e.g. die casting, injection molding, extrusion, product assembly, etc.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (<10%)
  • Night/early morning calls required to collaborate with team and suppliers in Asia

$75,000 – $94,00 annual salary

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match (no waiting period, 100% vested)
  • Company-paid Life insurance and STD/LTD disability coverage
  • Employee discount purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Virtual Wellness

The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, lamps and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler’s line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Kichler Lighting (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Kichler Lighting is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.


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