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Import Product Development Lead


Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company

Corporate Overview

For over 70 years Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.

We carry over 1.7M industrial, material handling and business products that are sold through our website, corporate sales people and full color catalogs. We are constantly increasing our product offerings to meet the diverse and changing needs of our customers. Our customers include small to large corporations, institutions and government agencies as well as consumers.

Key Responsibilities
  • Import/Product Development Engineer reports to VP of Research and Procurement.
  • Work on product development projects from concept through production with emphasis on off shore manufacturing and sourcing.
  • Create Global Equipment new industrial / material handling / storage and office products
  • Handle daily communication with our staff in Shanghai.
  • Create product specifications, standards, safety warnings, assembly instructions and product manuals.
  • Work closely with the VP of Research and Procurement to:
  • Design.
  • Engineer.
  • Determine Cost.
  • Implement and Execute product development process from conception to production to importation.
Competencies and skills
  • BS in an Engineering discipline preferably Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical.
  • BS or BA in Industrial Design will be considered.
  • 3 to 5 years of designing experience in a manufacturing environment industrial or mass consumer products.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes:
  • Metals stamping, welding, wire forming, extrusions, roll forming and foundry,
  • Plastics; injection molding, roto molding, thermoforming.
  • Familiarity with offshore sourcing and factory liaison is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability for domestic and International travel required.
  • Knowledge of OSHA Rules, National Electric Code, NEMA, NSF, UL, California Standards.
EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to 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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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