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Lead Mechanical Sustaining Engineer

Company: Whisker
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Whisker, formerly known as AutoPets, is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and Litterbox.com. At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether it's a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 350+ passionate team members.What You'll Do:The Lead Mechanical Sustaining Engineer is responsible for leading the team and maintaining current Whisker products as well as supporting the launch of new products in production. This includes and is not limited to, supplier management of design, cost reduction efforts, production line optimization and new vendor qualification.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.Troubleshoots and resolves engineering gaps on existing Whisker productsWorks with suppliers to maintain production levels, including evaluating new materials and processes as neededWorks with production engineering to provide product design solutions to continually improve factory throughputWorks with product development engineers and quality engineering to qualify new suppliers for existing productsLeads the sustaining team, setting priorities, working in a Kanban environment toward continuous improvementLeads cost reduction efforts on a continuous basis from a design perspectiveSupports production engineering in cost reduction effortsWill perform additional responsibilities when requiredLeadership Responsibilities:Directly supervises department Teams. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Whisker policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, training and hiring Teams, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing Team issues, and upholding safety and quality guidelines.Requirements:What You'll Bring:BS in Mechanical Engineering8+ years of experience in mechanical engineering3+ years experience with injection molded plastics3+ years experience with electronics packaging3+ years experience with motor-driven mechanismsBackground in consumer product manufacturingCAD experience with PTC Creo or similar systemsProven ability to be creative, agile, and detail orientedMaintains confidentiality of proprietary informationAbility to maintain a professional atmosphere in a fast-paced environment with numerous interactions and interruptionsHigh degree of initiative, self-motivation and ability to motivate othersAbility to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Team Members and colleaguesNot Required but Nice to Have!Not required to have pets, but highly recommended!PTC Windchill or other PLMGoogle software suiteA solid model / design skill set test may be asked to complete as part of the interview process.Benefits & Purrks:Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the "why", and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrow's pet products-plus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insuranceLife InsurancePTO14 Paid HolidaysPaid Parental Leave401K with 4% MatchFlexible Work ArrangementsTop of the line equipmentStatement of Inclusivity:We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

Keywords: Whisker, Detroit , Lead Mechanical Sustaining Engineer, Other , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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