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Innovation Textiles Engineer

Company: Magid
Location: Romeoville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Innovation Product (Textiles) Engineer will bring hands-on technical expertise to the design, development, and manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment. The ultimate goal is to develop innovative technologies and products that improve comfort, protection and performance in the categories of protective apparel and hand protection. The position is responsible for conducting material research, generating concepts, refining product solutions, developing, and maintaining strategic innovation partnerships, and preparing products for commercialization. This position will lead Magid's innovation pipeline.

Designs, develops, and enhances new and existing products/product lines
Evaluates and recommends specifications and ensures products meet the technical and functional requirements
Recommends and follows reliable, efficient, and cost-effective procedures
Performs feasibility, functional, and quality testing of designs
Works with other members of the engineering staff to ensure project milestones are met and that projects are completed according to established timelines
Leverage Magid's manufacturing capabilities to develop new material technologies and product concepts
Utilize industry trends and innovations in new product development
Serve as the project manager of Magid's innovation pipeline by managing timelines, costs and performance criteria
Travel to customers, study specific safety issues and develop custom solutions
Work with material vendors and consultants to understand their capabilities and constraints and translate this information into new product concepts
Research new equipment, tools, and processes utilized to execute product designs
Demonstrate a high level of influence and cross-functional partnership with Product Management, Sales, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Quality
The ability to lead negotiations with suppliers to ensure best quality, service, and cost to achieve business objectives

Bachelor's degree in Textile Engineering discipline Required
5-7 years' experience in product development and design
High level of knowledge of knit and cut and sewn development and manufacturing; experience in apparel preferred
Thorough understanding of textile engineering principles, practices, and tools
Proficient in computer-assisted design (CAD) and other design, data recording, and analyzation software.
Thorough understanding of safety regulations related to assigned projects.
Ability to identify and solve complex problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to be both creative and analytical.
Extremely detail-oriented and accurate.
Excellent Communication and Presentation skills
Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines

Please Note ;
Magid is working a "Hybrid" work week schedule meaning 3 days a week in the Romeoville (IL) office, 2 days remote. Therefore, you must be able to commute to Romeoville as required and/or as needed.

As a condition of employment, Magid is requiring new employees to be fully vaccinated on their first day of employment. This requirement can be met by providing proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with any of the three COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

Magid Glove & Safety is America's leading manufacturer, distributor and importer of hand protection and safety products i.e. work gloves, fall protection, gas detection, reusable and disposable respirators, clean room, 1st aid and all other safety related products. Magid is a financially stable, growing and privately held business, which has provided safety solutions to thousands of companies since 1946.

Magid is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Magid, Chicago , Innovation Textiles Engineer, Engineering , Romeoville, Illinois

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