Rehau Inc

  • Applications Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/26/2018 4:52 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. You encounter our systems every day, without noticing them. While they may be invisible, their benefit is always tangible. More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent privately held company. 


    People drive REHAU. To us, fostering the development of a diverse group of employees is of central significance. We will advance your career if you are willing to perform and display a readiness to apply yourself. REHAU’s Americas Region operations include manufacturing plants, distribution centers and sales offices located across North, Central and South America.




    Applications Engineer - Millwork and Cabinetry


    REHAU is seeking an Applications Engineer for the Millwork and Cabinetry Division.  This division manufactures and sells custom kitchen cabinet doors and related products to professional cabinet shops.  Our business is growing quickly and we are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our team. The applications engineer will work on improving our product quality with REHAU’s manufacturing plants and take a leading role in new product development.  Position requires critical thinking and problem solving, ability to communicate effectively, direct others, take direction, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate must be organized, task focused and detail oriented. 


    Responsibilities of the Applications Engineer are:


    New Product Development

    • Research current market and benchmark similar products for new product developments
    • Develop complete product solution including all required materials made and bought
    • Drive transition from product concept to series production


    Technical Support

    • Provide general product and processing technical assistance to inside and outside sales team as well as end customers
    • Coordinate, perform and present any necessary testing
    • Create, prepare, and update technical documents


    Quality Control Process

    • Manage manufacturing quality control process of all cabinet door and component products with REHAU’s fabrication network
    • Coordinate quality related communication flow between customers, sales and manufacturing
    • Visit manufacturers to make improvements, and co-develop new products
    • Establish manufacturing related quality metrics including PPM rates, shipping optimization, packaging and training.
    • Quickly resolve defects by determining root causes and work with manufacturing to implement solutions




    Applications Engineer - Millwork and Cabinetry


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university required
    • Two or more years of manufacturing experience in the millwork and cabinetry industry preferred
    • Product development experience in the millwork and cabinetry industry
    • Experience in Solidworks
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write technical instructions
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Team player who works well individually, as well as part of a team
    • Willingness to travel up to 30%.


     REHAU offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience.  


    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    REHAU is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that appreciates and leverages the diversity of our team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, gender, physical or other disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 






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