Combine knowledge of design, engineering, and manufacturing processes to create functional products. Research and develop ideas and processes for new products. Improves upon the performance and design of existing products and coordinates production of final product.
Research -- Using mathematical modelling to work out whether new developments and innovations would work and be cost effective
Design -- Turning research ideas into technical plans for prototypes using computer-aided design (CAD) software's
Prototyping & Testing -- Creating models and samples for proposed cabinet and component design. Collecting, analyzing and documenting data from tests on prototypes
Modifying designs and re-testing -- Working concurrently with process engineers and manufacturing to come up with a design concept that can be produced at the lowest cost
Reporting -- Writing or presenting regular progress reports for project managers and clients
This job typically has no supervisory responsibilities.