Drafter (Product Development)

JCI Eugene , OR 97403

Posted 2 days ago

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Provide project management and design capabilities for Product Management. Assist Product Manager in the development of production and operation cost data, product costing/pricing, sales tools, training materials, etc.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learn about aggregate industry, equipment, processes and what adds value to customers operations.

  • Assist in preparing new product proposals and conceptual designs that clearly define new equipment configuration, intended application, prototype tests programs, cost and sales targets.

  • Assist the marketing group with creation, maintenance and organization of sales tools and market research.

  • Identify current and future customer requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand requirements.

  • Contribute to product managements effectiveness by identifying short term and long range issues that must be addressed; recommend options and courses of action; implement directives

  • Participate in and lead focus groups as required

  • Maintain open and effective communications with management, sales & marketing, engineering, service, manufacturing departments, vendors, and customers.

  • Research competitive information and maintain database

  • Conduct production and application tests to gather empirical data

  • Attend and/or present at trade shows and other product demonstrations

  • Assist with post sale follow-up.

  • Assist in the development of training information, programs, and sales tools to transfer equipment and applications knowledge to JCI staff and other appropriate management within KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens group, dealer personnel and customers.

  • Assist in gathering information to communicate with engineering, production, and service in areas of improved equipment design and cost reduction based on customer needs, equipment performance and competitive features.

  • Other office duties as necessary

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum two-year degree in Mechanical Design/Drafting, or Engineering Technology.

  • AutoCAD/Inventor (or comparable software) knowledge and experience with 3D design software required. Must be experienced in Microsoft Office software.

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret scientific/technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.

  • Must have strong communication skills and ability to interact with both internal and external customers in a professional manner.

  • Must have the ability to make presentations to small and large groups.

  • Required to visit construction, quarry and industrial sites with exposure to dust, noise and weather elements; must be physically able to climb ladders and stairways to access equipment.

  • Willing to travel worldwide by air and auto as required (+- 12 weeks per year), have valid driver license, be able to obtain a passport and must have the financial means to travel when required.

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