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Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division
Project Engineer – Purchased Finished Goods
Manufacturing Engineer
Warehouse Laborer (Part Time)
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Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

This position must meet multiple deadlines in regard to designing and sampling products for research, presentations to customers, and managing the integrity of the design through market launch. The Senior Industrial Designer must excel at free hand design, computer aided design, and sample making. They must have complete understanding of Lean NPD and basic engineering skills in order to work with engineering to insure manufacturability of the designs created. This position requires great attention to detail and up-to-date knowledge of computer aided design, model making, and design technique to enhance the performance of the duties.

This position requires the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, consumer, and team-oriented work environment.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design Products that meet Consumer needs.
  • Rapid development of prototypes.
  • Manage outside services.
  • Manage and mentor junior level designers.
  • Understand the unique perspectives of Marketing, Engineering, and Operations.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Engineering and the Manufacturing processes.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Creativity.
  • Courage to explore new ideas.
  • A strong technical background and a proven understanding of the lean NPD process.
  • Minimum 10 years of similar experience within a consumer product durable goods company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Knowledge of Unigraphics and Rhino and/or Solidworks
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to stay current with trends, software and techniques of the trade.

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Wahl Clipper Corporation, the world leader in cutting hair, has an exciting opportunity for a talented senior level industrial designer to join our award winning US Consumer Sales and Marketing Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. This Senior Industrial Design will be part of a multi-disciplinary group that develops the next generation of products to help continue our record breaking sales growth. This position is accountable for the execution of design. In this role, it is imperative to understand needs of the consumer, the latest trends in design and ergonomics to develop world class personal care appliances.

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Project Engineer – Purchased Finished Goods

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper has over 90 years of history as the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,200 employees in fifteen countries and its products are distributed in more than 165 countries around the globe.

Wahl is currently searching for a Project Engineer that will serve as a primary engineering interface between Wahl’s Global Product Managers and our suppliers located in China. This position will be located in our global headquarters in Sterling, IL and report to our New Product Development Group.

Must be Fluent in Mandarin Chinese to be considered.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct development of new personal care products to be manufactured at our suppliers in China.
  • Primary interface between Global Product Managers and our Chinese suppliers - translating product functionality, performance, and cost requirements into a new product design.
  • Visit vendors on a regular basis to verify products meet all requirements.
  • Able to travel frequently to China.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Experience designing injection molded, stamped and machined parts
  • 3D CAD modeling experience in complex surfaces
  • Working knowledge of UL and IEC safety standards
  • Working knowledge of FDA standards

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (verbal and written)
  • 5+ years hands-on experience managing new product introduction from initial concept to high volume mass production
  • Technically proficient with mechanical principles and basic knowledge of electrical principles
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
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Manufacturing Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper has over 95 years of history as the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,200 employees in twenty countries and its products are distributed in more than 165 countries around the globe.

Wahl is currently searching for a Manufacturing Engineer that will interface and support our factory and suppliers located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This position will be located in our global headquarters in Sterling, IL. The candidate must be fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written) and must be able to travel to Vietnam frequently.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide manufacturing and operational support to our Vietnam operations and suppliers
  • Identify, direct, and support projects that will achieve quality, delivery, and cost targets
  • Design, develop, and qualify tools, equipment, and manufacturing processes
  • Support New Product Introductions

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written)
  • 5+ years of “hands on” experience in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Knowledge and experience with grinding, stamping, or injection molding
  • Experienced in jig and fixture design
  • Experience designing and developing tooling, equipment, or manufacturing processes
  • Technically proficient with mechanical principles and basic knowledge of electrical principles
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • CAD experience is a plus
  • Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and practices is a plus
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing).
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Warehouse Laborer (Part Time)

Location - Sterling, Illinois

As a Part-time employee, benefits, including health insurance, will not be offered with this opening.

Wahl Clipper Corporation, in business since 1919, is looking for a PART TIME POSITION starting immediately. Hours will be flexible. We are the worldwide leader in Clippers, Trimmers and Professional products for stylists and consumers.

Moves material to and from designated areas and completes shipping procedures after orders are released. Will be required to process shipments via UPS Line, Automatic Label Line, and LTL Freight area.

The Warehouse Laborer utilizes the computer, calculators, and radio frequency guns to verify part numbers and make the proper transactions to move inventory.

The Warehouse Laborer loads and unloads trucks and skids of finished products and properly stores the products, uses box knives to make boxes for outgoing shipments and retrieves products to be shipped. Utilizes the computer, calculator, and radio frequency guns to check availability of products, storage locations, and to maintain accurate inventory levels.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to Deana Jones in Human Resources

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Basic math, attention to detail and organizational skills required.
  • Must be willing to become forklift licensed.
  • Must be able to life 20 lbs. constantly, 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must have knowledge and ability to use and/or learn the appropriate computer applications, calculators and radio frequency guns.

Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
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Sr. Packaging Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded consumer products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Sr. Packaging Engineer in the Global Supply Chain Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. This role will design, and implement packaging solutions for both finished goods and raw materials, while ensuring that packages meet performance, aesthetic, and total cost requirements.

Interested qualified candidates please submit a resume to the Staffing Manager – djones@wahlclipper.com Please see our website www.wahl.com for our story and rich history!

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work cross-functionally with the marketing, manufacturing, and logistics to design and develop packaging solutions for both products and raw materials
  • Ensure that packaging designs meet cost targets and meet manufacturing and logistics requirements
  • Assist in creating packaging designs that maximize consumer acceptance of the product
  • Develop and deploy standard work of package design across global organization
  • Ensure that global packaging standards are deployed across the global organization
  • Develop, engineer, and innovate new concepts in packaging to delight consumers/end-users while meeting marketing requirements, functional requirements, cost targets, and manufacturing and distribution requirements
  • Ensure new products packaging designs combine appropriate marketing presentation and product protection
  • Stay abreast in the latest trends in marketplace packaging and innovations and work with marketing managers to incorporate these trends where appropriate for our end-user
  • Provide technical input into the package design process to ensure that package is designed to meet operational requirements while ensuring desirable aesthetic elements
  • Continuous improvement efforts – Review existing packages, redesign, test, and implement packaging improvements with emphasis on cost optimization (direct or indirect)
  • Work with global packaging resources and suppliers to resolve any quality issues and improve packaging cost and performance
  • Develop standard work of packaging design – operating procedures, standardized practices, material specifications, and package testing methods
  • Global packaging expert - understanding of packaging materials, processes, and technologies
  • Stay current on new packaging materials, processes, and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure new product packaging designs are aligned to the manufacturing/distribution capabilities
  • Develop and manage the process to establish and maintain the packaging related data with the global ERP system to ensure that the packaging data is available and data integrity is ensured
  • Qualify new packaging suppliers and perform package testing and qualification

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5 Years of packaging development experience, ideally with consumer products
  • Hands on experience with CAD/Graphic Design software
  • Proven experience with packaging and printing technologies
  • Thorough understanding of packaging performance test methods (compression testing, drop testing, vibration testing)
  • Understanding of the impact of package design on manufacturing, material handling, and logistics/distribution
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interface with cross functional business teams
  • Ability to sell new concepts and solutions
  • Ability to travel internationally 15% of the time
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Benefits

Wahl Clipper offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance 401(k) with company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Disability Insurance
  • Improshare (gainsharing program)
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