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Senior Research Engineer / SDA Division

Company: Midea America Corp
Location: Louisville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Midea is one of the world's largest home appliance brands, offering the most comprehensive selection of products in the world to fully serve the needs of day-to-day living at home, at work, or anywhere else you go. In North America we strive to aim high, put the customer first, transform and innovate the marketplace, utilizing our commitment, dedication, inclusion and partnership with our teams. We are a global company with over 150,000 employees and operations in more than 195 countries. As a publicly listed company, we are also ranked #288 as a Fortune Global 500 company and offers one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry. Midea America is a subsidiary of Midea with over 200 employees in the US and we are expanding our presence in North America.Job SummaryMidea is one of the world's largest home appliance brands, offering the most comprehensive selection of products in the world to fully serve the needs of day-to-day living at home, at work, or anywhere else you go.To continue to strengthen its base and support its growth in the US, Midea is extending its Research and Innovation capabilities. Midea's Small Appliance Division (SDA) has opened a new position for Senior Research Engineer.The Senior Research Engineer will be responsible for supporting one or more of the following products:

  • Countertop motor driven Appliances
  • Countertop Cooking Appliances
  • Countertop Beverage Appliances
  • Countertop Induction Cooktops
  • Portable Heater and Fans
  • Humidifiers
  • Air PurifiersThe Senior Research Engineer is a key member of the R&D Small Appliance Team in the US, participating in the decision-making of major R&D programs and issues, fueling the innovation pipelines, and systematically solving key marketplace problems and difficulties encountered in the execution.Domestic and International travel will be required.Essential Job Responsibilities
    • Responsible for platform redesign, design the next generation of appliances to meet new user needs, and lead the team to complete the verification and implementation.
    • Responsible for new platform requirements, new features with technical solution breakthroughs and guide the design, to ensure the project's success.
    • Understand existing platform pain points and lead the team on problem solving one by one.
    • Participate in the process review of platform projects, point out process problems and guide engineers to improve and optimize. --- Responsible for the professional knowledge training of products, and growing the system knowledge information of a platform.
      • Responsible for participating in the co-creation of innovative concepts and in-home research
      • Responsible for the patent layout and submission of deliverables for product projects. --- Responsible for the regular collection and output of new cutting-edge technologies and new technologies from competitive products. --- Co-develop the product roadmaps for SDA in close communication PD and Business leadership with an entrepreneurial and futurologist mindset towards the business direction and success. Qualifications --- Bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineering, Master's preferred.
        • 5+ years' experience in consumer product development with 2+ years' experience in small appliance development.
        • Proficient in the system architecture, standards, control methods, and related core components. Experience in system design, lead platform manager, technical person in charge. Strong understanding of product reliability needs and assessments. Knowledge of US agency and compliance standards. --- Proficient in using one or more 3D design software such as Pro-E, Creo, etc. --- Domestic and international experience and multi-cultural mindset is preferred. Experience working with remote product development teams is preferred. --- Experience of translating consumer insights into product innovation. --- Experience resolving platform pain points using in-depth research and improvement ideas.
          • Experience working on the successful execution of complex projects. Strong problem solving and risk management skills. --- Experience working in teams. Leading and coaching skills preferred. Possess excellent communication, motivation, coordination, and training skills.
            • Passion for cooking and using kitchen appliances.Midea is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Midea America Corp, Louisville , Senior Research Engineer / SDA Division, Engineering , Louisville, Kentucky

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