Vernay is a privately-owned U.S. company founded in 1946. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has locations in the U.S., Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, and China.


Since its founding over 75 years ago, Vernay has developed into a trusted fluid control specialist serving leading OEM’s and emerging companies in the Automotive, Medical, Consumer/ Specialty, Printer and Small Engine industries. The company maintains engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia as part of its strategy to provide customers with global reach and local service.  Vernay manufactures, assembles and tests complex flow-control components and devices utilizing a wide range of production technologies including rubber molding and finishing equipment.  Vernay is searching for an important addition to its team in Griffin, GA – an experienced New Product Development Engineer with excellent leadership, communication, and problem solving skills.  


 

Position Title: New Product Development Engineer

Location: Griffin, GA 


Job Scope:

This individual will be responsible for new product development projects which include; assisting the customer (both external and internal) with the correct product based on the application, cost estimate phase, successful prototyping, and commercialization, all while meeting customer specific requirements as well as company targets and quality standards (ISO 13485 IATF 16949).


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Skills:

  • Lead the design definition of a new product in conjunction with the commercial and manufacturing functions.
  • Guide and expedite all stages of product prototype associated with new product design.
  • Guide and expedite all stages of the First Article Inspection (FAI), ISIR and/or PPAP associated with new product design.
  • Develop projects according to project management best practices. 
  • Lead product and process development team to the successful and profitable realization of new Vernay products.
  • Develop new products using processes that facilitate the application of lean manufacturing and APQP principles.
  • Work closely in guiding the design function on all products in area of responsibility.
  • Close and record all product/process projects in a timely and professional manner.
  • Improve/enhance basic technological skill sets that will position this function and Vernay toward the future.
  • Provide technical support to the commercial/operations/quality team.
  • Communicate and provide timely responses to customers, both internal and external.
  • Proficient in the use of Vernay simulation tools and test database in order to provide application support to both internal and external customers.
  • Understand and employ the principals of Lean Product Development.  
  • Actively participate in 5S program by achieving and consistently maintaining 3S or higher in personal work area.  Participate in rotating 5S schedule as auditor for local facility and owner for local common areas.


Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor in Engineering or Engineering Technology, preferably Mechanical or equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in design and development of products through the commercialization process including project management. Experience in the rubber industry is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of injection molding process/tools/machines.
  • Excels in both written and verbal communication.
  • Able to work when necessary with hands-on abilities to operate molding presses, rubber testing equipment, and functional test equipment.
  • Familiarity with APQP, SPC, FMEA, PPAP, ISO 13485 IATF 16949 standards and approach.  Six Sigma is a plus.
  • Availability to travel and commute to global customer base and other Vernay plants for training.

Compensation and Company Culture:
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances
  • 401k retirement plan with company match 
  • Relocation stipend available
  • Vacation and twelve paid holidays
  • Business casual dress with company-provided shirts
  • A friendly, supportive, and collaborative company culture that values creativity and job “ownership”.  This is a company and a position in which individuals can make a positive difference

COVID-19 considerations: Temperature are taken daily and face mask are provided.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@vernay.com


Comments:   We offer a challenging and independent position in a growing international company with excellent conditions of employment.  Vernay is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle for our employees. We are proud to be a tobacco and drug free workplace. Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment drug/tobacco test.