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TerraTrike
Job Title: R&D Lead
Industry Sector: Other
Job Categories: Design - Engineer

 Contact Information
 
Company Name: TerraTrike
  Address: 4460 40th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States
  Company Phone: 6167730188
Web Site: http://TerraTrike

Job Description
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The Position: R&D Lead

Job Summary:

TerraTrike, the world leader in recumbent trikes, is seeking a creative and talented R&D Lead.  This full-time position includes, but is not limited to, brainstorming product development and/or improvement, researching market needs, creating proof-of-concept prototypes and creating prints for manufacturing. Pay will be commensurate with experience.  

Organizational Structure:

TerraTrike is a team environment where everyone is a part of helping improve our customer’s lives every day.  With approximately 60% market share in an accelerating market there is plenty of opportunity for growth.  TerraTrike prides itself on being a fun place to work and we work hard while having fun. We do our best to not micromanage our team members, but rather hold each individual accountable to everyone else.

Performance Objectives:

  • Manage proof of concept prints, prototyping and testing of new products while considering end user needs, technical realities, brand attributes and business needs.
  • Create prints for new products as well as exploded views of existing products for online manuals and line drawings for marketing support.
  • Assist in extracting and leveraging feedback for new product concepts and current product improvements through all channels of sales.
  • Involve sales and marketing in the development process.
  • Set, maintain and meet development time lines that work toward product implementation plan and get product to market in a timely manner.
  • Maintain relationships and effective communication with suppliers throughout the development process.
  • Assist with and work through product manufacturing/introduction timelines with the team.
  • Maintain design criteria with the development of products.
  • Seek out more efficient and effective ways to help push the company forward.
  • Understand and help with functions of other departments to proactively improve personal area of responsibility as well as that of others.

Key Characteristics:

  • Effective communicator
  • Self-starter
  • Open to change
  • Out-of-the-box thinker
  • Team player
  • Always seeking to improve

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pluses Include:
  • SolidWorks 2017
  • Welding Capabilities
  • Manual Mill Operation
  • Creative ingenuity
  • Ability to quickly produce and test proof-of-concept prototypes

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional travel will be required.


Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Country: United States
Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job seekers must live within: No preference
Required to Relocate:
Willing to Travel:
Required Experience Required: None

Contact Name: Marshall Randall
Direct Phone: 800-945-9910
Fax: 646-455-6058
E-mail: marshall@terratrike.com

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