Product Engineer - LightingApply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000208914
job family: Product Design Engineering
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As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.
Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.
At the heart of one of the world’s best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brand Management & Product Design organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market’s needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, or apparel categories. Here, you’ll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.
As the Lighting Engineer you will be responsible for the end to end development of Target’s total lighting portfolio. Products include multiple materials, metal, wood, resin etc with a heavy focus on electrical. A role with Engineering and Technical Design means being on a team of engineers and technical designers who create products that truly embody the intent of Target-owned brands. Can you ensure that each product has that just-right mix of style, quality and value? Do you love to create technical product solutions that help meet strategic business goals? Then you’ll have success on our talented and innovative team. Here, you’ll partner with our quality and compliance teams to understand performance testing protocols and develop products that meet them. Your work can help identify technical specifications and quality standards like raw materials, fit and function, construction details and dimensions. You’ll leverage collective expertise to suggest improvements to cost of goods, assembly, sustainability and ROI. You’ll also collaborate with vendors to ensure that the brand vision is clearly understood and successfully brought to life with every product we offer.
As a Product Engineer, you will use your skills, experience, and talents to support the development of industry leading products used by millions of people every day. This includes monitoring user feedback, vendor product, and industry advances; as well as developing and maintaining technical specifications for owned brand products. Likewise, you’ll focus on quality monitoring and control by maintaining a working knowledge of applicable government regulatory requirements, safety protocols, and Target performance standards for products. You will also identify and communicate recommendations for product improvement and new category growth. Based on trends in product innovation, technology, raw materials, and manufacturing, you’ll support the creation of engineering and technical strategies for product development. In addition, you will research emerging trends in product development and identify white space opportunities for owned brands. You’ll also contribute to the creation, testing, and refinement of prototypes for new product concepts.
Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
Bachelor degree in Engineering (electrical *preferred, mechanical, material, industrial, multi-discipline etc.)
3+ years of experience working in quality or other engineering field or equivalent experience
Engineering or product development experience in the lighting industry is a plus
Ability to read, interpret and implement industry standards (i.e. UL, ASTM, etc. standards)
Knowledge of quality control/assurance processes and procedures
Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Excellent project management skills
Collaborative focus and ability to work successfully across functional areas.
Respects, appreciates and values diverse voices and approaches
Committed to creating equitable experiences and fostering an inclusive team
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.
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