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Product Development Engineer, Chicago

Radius is looking for a unique and talented individual with extensive experience in product development to join our Chicago office. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a history of creative problem solving, sound knowledge of engineering principles, and will be knowledgeable about manufacturing processes

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Radius is a global innovation and development consulting firm serving the healthcare, packaging, and consumer and commercial/industrial markets. At Radius, our secret ingredient is our people. We hire talented individuals with a passion for delivering results that know how to design, develop and deliver products that are better than anything on the market today.   We build multi-disciplinary teams of product strategists, researchers, designers, human factors specialists, engineers, quality, and manufacturing experts who thrive on solving our clients’ most complex challenges for bringing successful products to market.

Join our award winning team if you want to sharpen your skills and geek out on a variety of projects. It goes without saying; we offer a dynamic, fast-paced work environment with plenty of growth opportunities, excellent compensation, and benefits.

We are looking for a unique and talented individual with extensive experience in product development to join our Chicago office. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a history of creative problem solving, sound knowledge of engineering principles, and will be knowledgeable about manufacturing processes. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong passion for product development are essential in our teams. This individual needs to provide a broad view and understanding of the product development process, and effectively participate in multi-disciplined team efforts in the evolution of products from concept through testing and validation.

In this role, you will take part in helping our clients realize their brand strategy by effectively designing compelling product solutions. Our teams engage in multiple markets including consumer, medical, and packaging markets. We offer a dynamic, fast paced and fun environment with outstanding compensation packages.

This is a highly visible and dynamic position whose focus will be on Radius site specific and global organizational initiatives.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  • A solid understanding of manufacturing methods, design controls and proficiency in using Pro/Engineer are a must. Direct experience in project management and the product development consulting business is a plus.
  • At least 2+ years of mechanical engineering experience

ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

This role requires an individual who demonstrates flexibility in the consulting subject matter in which they need to operate and yet has a polished, not over-bearing, delivery style. More specifically, the candidate will have the following skills:

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering or related field

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  • A solid understanding of manufacturing methods, design controls and proficiency in using Pro/Engineer are a must. Direct experience in project management and the product development consulting business is a plus.
  • At least 2+ years of mechanical engineering experience

ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

This role requires an individual who demonstrates flexibility in the consulting subject matter in which they need to operate and yet has a polished, not over-bearing, delivery style. More specifically, the candidate will have the following skills:

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment
  • A strong understanding of product design strategy and design execution. Experience in participating in the creative direction of projects, firm understanding of consumer needs, branding, technology and manufacturing methods while delivering world class design and development services
  • Excellent portfolio and highly developed product development skills, including 3D modeling experience. Experience designing for consumer technology, medical, life-sciences, or consumer packaging industries a plus
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects in parallel
  • Motivated, takes initiative, and excels at motivating others
  • Participate in providing direction, vision and planning throughout the duration of projects
  • Professional in manner and appearance
  • Strong Team Player
  • Excellent command of spoken and written communication
  • Strategic thinker, logical and methodical, results-driven
  • Flexibility and adaptability of approach, focused on finding a workable solution to every problem
  • Ability to “see the big picture” when meeting the customers' needs
  • Sound judgment
  • Creative
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong leadership qualities, collaborative work ethic and a great sense of humor

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to HR@RADIUSPD.COM for consideration.