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Manufacturing & Product Development Specialist

Who We Are:

Founded in 1978, Beachcomber Hot Tubs is a leading manufacturer and retailer of luxury Hot Tubs. We manufacture the world’s most comfortable and energy efficient hot tubs, and set the highest standard for quality in the industry. We produce over 16 different models of hot tubs that are sold and shipped all over the world.  Each one of our hot tubs are built from scratch at our 40,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility. The facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art, industry-specific Thermoformer that forms all our hot tubs, as well as a 6-axis robotic arm that drills jet holes in our hot tubs.

We are an innovator and an industry disrupter. Beachcomber is the first Hot Tub manufacturer to now provide pricing for their hot tubs online, plus allow customers to shop and custom build their hot tub on-line using our Beachcomber Tub Builder App. In addition, we also offer a complete line of water care products, parts and accessories to enhance your overall hot tub experience. Our home office and manufacturing plant is located in Surrey, British Columbia, plus we have dedicated sales and service Centers in Surrey, Oakville, Montreal and San Diego. Check out our website for more information; www.beachcomberhottubs.com

 

Position Overview:

The Manufacturing & Product Development Specialist is a newly created position designed to assist production and engineering teams in the continual improvement of production process, key product design improvement and overall product innovation.

Salary Range: $75,000 to $85,000

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and assesses opportunities for innovation, new product design and/or entrance into new vertical or horizontal markets
  • Has a thorough understanding of industry trends and market needs/opportunities through extensive market research, including: online competitive analysis, off-site trendspotting, web research, customer feedback, competitive analysis, trade show attendance, etc.
  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by assessing production and assembly techniques and conducting product research and development programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with material and component vendors; soliciting observations from production floor operators.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors to utilize support from external stakeholders.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and production processes.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations and a focus on total quality leadership.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding production workers.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Over 5 years’ experience with custom manufacturing and process engineering within an industrial and or manufacturing process.
  • Post – Secondary Degree or Diploma in Production Engineering or related field of study
  • Solid understanding of custom craftsmanship and product design within a production environment
  • Excellent organization, communication, and time-management skills ability to manage and provide support on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Proven ability to innovate and implement innovative ideas.
  • Resourceful self-starter with excellent conversational and presentation skills, analysis and written communication
  • Proven project management and process management skills
  • Strong intellect with the ability to combine analytical reasoning and judgment with creative thinking & ideation
  • Quality Assurance and Quality testing experience

Why Beachcomber Hot Tubs:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Fantastic career growth and the opportunity to build something truly exceptional
  • Joining a Canadian, leading manufacturer in the hot tub/spa industry
  • Education, training and mentorship programs
  • Employee Hot Tub Discount Purchase Program
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