Sr. Prototype Engineer, Production Design

ChickfilA   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 273 days ago

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  • Directly lead new equipment design and development projects through the prototype phase
  • Provide technical leadership and influence to a team of design and project engineers and test technicians
  • Lead in the development of functional specifications for new equipment designs based on product quality, operational-process, launch-timeline and facility-space constraints
  • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure that specifications meet all business needs and that projects are successfully executed within constraints
  • Communicate well with and ability to influence non-technical business disciplines through the explanation and adoption of technology as applied to menu and operational strategies
  • Lead in the development of supplier-partner relationships to allow fast and excellent development of new equipment within demanding timelines
  • Assist in selecting, and work in partnership with, potential suppliers to refine requirements and define prototype phases.
  • Define requirements and protocol for both in-lab and in-field testing and qualification
  • Candidate will be required to leverage their skills as an individual contributor and in a leadership capacity
  • Will be responsible for aligning strategy and work output with various cross-functional disciplines including but not limited to other teams within Production Design, Restaurant Development, Supply Chain, Kitchen Design, and Culinary Commercialization

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial)
  • 5 years of engineering work experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Clear potential to be a people leader
  • Advanced project management skills demonstrated
  • Excellent communication, relational, and team skills to enable interaction with restaurant team
  • members, as well as corporate peers and leaders
  • Knowledge to produce and maintain technical specification documents on both process and equipment improvement opportunities
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams that include both technical and non-technical aptitudes
  • Experience with and an aptitude toward work involving applied research to explore and define technically vague concepts with the ability to apply them to executable projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial) or MBA
  • People management experience with an engineering team in a professional environment
  • Experience with 3D solid modeling programs, SolidWorks or equivalent
  • Experience analyzing mechanical and/or thermal systems using Finite Element Analysis
  • Experience analyzing designs and/or processes using Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Software coding experience (python, C, HTML, JavaScript are preferable languages)
  • Experience developing test systems using LabView
  • Experience in Design for Reliability

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Required Level of Education


Preferred Level of Education

Masters Degree