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Footwear Product Engineer - Footwear R & D

Company: Roman Health Pharmacy LLC
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. We share a focused mission: to inspire everyone to run and be active. That's it. No distractions-it's all about the run. Through science, creativity, service, authenticity and connection, we obsess over delivering the best running gear on the planet. We do it our way, with our unique spirit, with a goal of being more relevant to runners than any other brand, day after day and mile after mile. We are determined to innovate, challenging ourselves to lead thought at every turn. Inside these walls and on the roads, tracks and trails, we live and breathe Run Happy, celebrating the positive impact running has on our lives and others. We inject it into all we do because it makes everything better, smarter, more fun and more memorable. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together and creates the conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of brand values: Connect with People, Innovate for our Customer, Compete as a Team, Build Trust, Have Fun & Bring Passion, and Be Active. If you're on our team, it means you're part of creating something extraordinary. You're part of Brooks. Your Job As a Brooks Product Engineer, R&D, you will focus on product technical expertise leading to best in class footwear craftsmanship. You will drive best practices and technical standards around Brooks footwear creation. You will provide product input, and education to team members to enable product deliverables that are manufacturable, cost effective and meet performance/ quality expectations of the consumer. This role will support the training content to inspire and empower our global footwear creation teams across the globe. In this role, you will utilize programs that continuously develop and grow the creation teams' technical, operational, service and product knowledge necessary for success in driving "The Brooks Way" and creating the best running product in the world. Responsibilities:

  • Display an in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process with the ability to manipulate the process in order to advance and achieve manufacturing techniques to enhance the overall performance of product.
  • Partner with development teams to ensure materials fit and function meet Brooks requirements.
  • Actively contribute to seasonal projects and process through direct interaction with the footwear 'Triad' team members during predevelopment, concepts, development and commercialization phases to make recommendations and provide problem solving solutions throughout the creation process.
  • Review wear test shoes with product development and product assessment teams and offer support on fit, feel, ride comments and solutions as needed.
  • Act as the evangelist for Brooks Fit, Feel, Ride
  • Ensure technical best practices for manufacturing processes and document these standards to ensure consistent guidelines during the footwear creation process.
  • Assist with teaching through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, virtual and online training, on the job coaching and hands on, learn by doing, practices in the creation centers to deliver on Fit, Feel, and Ride goals.
  • Contribute to the establishment of standard methodologies around templates, BP and process and participate in the approval process for all tooling. Directly interact with Asia-based Tooling Engineers, ensuring collaboration through initial BP to confirm to cut steel.
  • Fluent in upper pattern creation, including creation of last drafts, pattern shells and process to develop uppers. Partner with Asia Pattern Engineer to build upon established tools.
  • Practice unorthodox or atypical ways of solving problems in order to conceive innovative, leading-edge concepts/ideas.
  • Serve as a consultant to all footwear teams to make early recommendations on product construction techniques & solutions.
  • Own maintenance of rapid prototype (RP) printer - including but not limited to repair & maintenance support, purchase of ink and ensuring bottom units are printed on time.
  • International and domestic travel as required to achieve a high level of training content and aptitude. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or equivalent/experience
    • 5+ years of Footwear Creation, Development, Commercialization or Manufacturing experience.
    • Strong Project Management skills with a keen attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks (self and through others), while still seeing the big picture and understanding how all of the pieces fit together and affect one another.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an advanced ability to communicate new ideas, complex concepts and functional expertise in a learning environment.
    • Demonstrate ability to develop relationships with individuals and teams that are made up of diverse disciplines and cultural backgrounds resulting in effective working relationships across the company.
    • Curious and open-minded; always open for a challenge, inventive, creative. Ability to challenge the status quo - always looking at improving our products and processes while also displaying a willingness to dive into the details.
    • Passionate participation in Brooks' sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner in order to develop loyal engaging relationships with our customers, partners and the Brooks' community.
    • Unwavering demonstration of Brooks' corporate values: Connect with People, Innovate for the Customer, Compete as a Team, Build Trust, Have Fun & Bring Passion, Be Active.
    • Strong computer skills including experience with MS office.
    • A passion for the running enthusiast and active lifestyle.
    • Global travel 25% of the time. At Brooks, we celebrate diversity & equity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply. Brooks is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, the presence of a sensory, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, marital status, pregnancy or child birth, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, political ideology, or any other non-merit based factors.--

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