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Senior Product Development Engineer - Clubs

Acushnet Company

Acushnet Company

Carlsbad, California, United States

Last Updated: 8/14/22

Job Description

Titleist, golf’s symbol of excellence, is the game's leading performance equipment brand, having earned the overwhelming trust of tour professionals, club professionals, competitive amateurs and dedicated golfers worldwide. The Titleist golf ball embodies superior performance, innovative design and technology, precision manufacturing and unmatched quality. Titleist is the unequivocal #1 ball in golf and has been for over 70 years—and still counting. Titleist also has an unwavering commitment to design and develops the best- performing clubs in the game to support a leading club fitting and trial platform to maximize dedicated golfers’ performance experience. Titleist golf gear, comprised of golf bags, headwear, travel gear, accessories, and golf gloves, also delivers the performance and quality excellence promised in every product that bears the Titleist script.

Job Title: Senior Product Development Engineer

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Salary Range: $96,700.00 - $120,800.00/Annual, Plus Bonus Eligibility

POSITION SUMMARY

Possesses and applies broad knowledge of golf club design and engineering to complete difficult production development projects. Conducts and coordinates development programs designed to complete difficult product opportunities requiring the integration of new and unique approaches as well as Industrial Design requirements. Consults with management and Concept Development to critically evaluate difficult project opportunities in an organized manner to align with production program critical path schedule requirements. Works with appreciable latitude for un-reviewed actions or decisions. Provides an array of project management and technical support to the development of new golf club designs/products.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • B.S. Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, or similar Engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 7 years in Consumer goods, product design/development or R&D role required.
  • Broad knowledge of tooling and processes, project management, technical drawing and writing.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Six Sigma principles, Lean Product Development/Manufacturing.
  • Golf club design, engineering, and development experience preferred.
  • Must be able / willing to travel to Asia 4-6 times/year.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts and coordinates golf club development, with an emphasis on integrating Concept Development technologies with Industrial/Graphic Design considerations to produce production-ready platforms. With management support, manages communication process, action items schedules and deliverables of new product development projects from design through manufacturing phases for on time launch. Collaborates with Asia based suppliers to identify, trouble shoot and resolve issues as needed. Travels to Asia based suppliers to facilitate the design and development of new products, as well as provides face-to-face communication of projects.
  • Pursues comprehensive patents in previously unexplored areas by submitting invention records and actively supporting intellectual property efforts. Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art materials/processes, manufacturing methods, USGA golf club product specification regulations, competitive specifications, patents, and trends. Identifies, with management support, potential applications to golf club design and initiates their implementation when appropriate.
  • Develops and refines new processes as needed for new products, business/communication process improvement and to assist in delivering the department and company objectives.
  • Conducts and coordinates testing and analysis for product validation and qualification and robust design. Evaluates and reports testing results to management.
  • Coordinates the development and release of all necessary engineering and technical documentation related to production golf club projects. Utilizes CAD resources to support product development. Develops, creates and revises product specifications and reviews with management. Coordinates with Quality team to define and implement acceptable quality criteria and limit samples. Assists in qualification, readiness, and product information distribution to assembly facilities for effective manufacturing preparedness.
  • Supplies consultation to professional co-workers (particularly associate level), consultants and/or contractors as necessary.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Sr. Vice President, Research & Development

TO APPLY

Candidates meeting the qualifications listed above are invited to submit their resume along with salary requirements via the apply button for this job at: https://employment.acushnetgolf.com/ and must submit a resume in "MS Word Form ONLY" in order to be considered.

Acushnet Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled. Acushnet Company offers competitive salaries to commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefit package consisting of medical & dental; 401(k) savings plan; tuition assistance; life & disability insurance; vacations/holidays; on site wellness programs / facility; etc. and generous product discounts.



Company Details

Massachusetts, United Kingdom
About Acushnet Company Acushnet Company was founded in 1910 as a partnership named Peabody, Young & Weeks, but quickly changed its name to the Acushnet Process Company after the town of Acushnet, MA and the process of designating the Guayule shrub’s sap to make rubber. The company was originally in the business of processing rubber for sale to various businesses, including the...