Product Development Engineer

Dallas Texas
Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
Ironclad Performance Wear is the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of ultra-functional, high dexterity and task specific hand protection. Our decades of accumulated knowledge and industry relationships allows Ironclad to be the foremost expert in user driven hand protection solutions for the oil & gas industry, heavy construction, contractors, police, fire, first-responder and military. Ironclad products are an amalgamation of problem solving, innovation and advanced material knowledge implemented by a multi-disciplinary research and development team. The Ironclad design ethos has allowed us to achieve notable innovations such as the world’s first ‘workboot for your hands’ in partnership with Vibram, the worldwide as the leader in high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear. This, along with countless other patents and accolades continues to cement Ironclad’s status as the prominent hand protection leader in a growing worldwide market. IRONCLAD.COM

We are currently looking to add an ambitious Product Development Engineer to our team in Dallas, TX, one who wants to learn, grow and have a goal to eventually become the department lead. The ideal candidate will be proficient with Adobe Illustrator software and will have at least 2 years of development experience in the footwear, apparel or accessory industries. Most importantly, we’re looking for someone with a strong work ethic who is eager to learn and passionate about the industries we serve. You will be a part of a small, hard-working team, and your contributions will have a major impact on the overall success of the company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General
• Work closely with design, marketing, and sourcing teams, under guidance from the Design Director and Director of Product
• Communicate with internal teams and overseas factories
• Work closely with team members to achieve seasonal and fast-track goals of on-time delivery and profitability

Product Development
• Analyze, measure and evaluate product samples
• Provide detailed sample analysis with regard to technical details, quality construction and proper fit
• Provide clear, electronic revision instructions to factories and international teams
• Create product material content labels
• Organize and manage product storage system, including R&D samples, size sets, field tested gloves, etc

Materials & Lab Tech
• Maintain fabric, trim and component libraries. Digital and physical
• Maintain and expand in house test laboratory
• Perform necessary in-house material testing and work with third party test labs pertaining to different ASTM, ISO, AATTC, REACH, PROP 65 and CE standards.
• Develop and innovate new materials or components by working with end users, material suppliers and utilizing our in-house lab



Job Requirements
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• 2-5 years of development experience in the footwear, apparel or accessory industries with an emphasis on component rich technical specifications
• Experience working with international suppliers
• Experience with various materials, trims and manufacturing processes - rubber molding, screen printing, wovens, knits, leather, etc.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in textile industry or equivalent industry experience
• Knowledge and passion for product creation process
• Knowledge of factory processes, equipment, techniques, etc.
• Strong organizational skills, workflow, and attention to detail
• Ability to communicate clearly and objectively
• Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Software – Outlook, Word, Excel
• Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and product line management(PLM) software is a strong bonus

ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES:
• Team player
• Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
• Outgoing, passionate, upbeat and fun
• Be prepared to do whatever it takes to get the job done

Salary: commensurate with experience

** Ironclad Performance Wear offers an outstanding benefits package including: medical, dental, voluntary vision plan, 401K, paid holidays, paid sick time, competitive annual salary, excellent work. Please send your resume through Malakye or to Derek Eshleman at deshleman@ironclad.com.