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Project Engineer

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Summary Description:

Provides leadership and coordination for new product development in accordance with targeted price objectives and project schedules. Provides team facilitation related to standard costing, tooling, assembly, capital etc. Provides technical support for customer complaints and return.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handles Project Engineering duties under the supervision of the Sr. Operations Manager China and the Business Directors
  • Supports China and USA product development teams for all Waterpik development projects.
  • Leads new product development of EB, pilot run process at manufacturing sites.
  • Creates Product Quality Plans (PQP) during the New Product Development process. Identifies key process control measurement areas and works with Design and Manufacturing Engineer to develop process checks during the NPD process. Works with Quality Engineer to ensures PQP is thorough and complete prior to First Shipment Authorization and production authorization.
  • Evaluates new potential materials, products, and sources for current and future products  
  • Coordinates and manages specifications and drawings (Both supplier and internal)
  • Tracks ECO (Engineering Change Order) implementation with the suppliers
  • Leads product qualification and re-qualification on new products
  • Provides problem analysis and resolution for customer’s failure and returns.
  • Accomplishes related special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts all activities in a manner that is at all times fair, moral, ethical and legal. 
  • Conducts all business activities in a manner consistent with the guiding principles and business practices contained in the Ethics code.


  • 40% - Work with US and China product development team closely to support new product development with an emphasis on schedule and cost. Develop new product quality processes and lead various EB building, testing and pilot run. Create PQP and lead new product qualification test at OEM suppliers.
  • 30% - Follow up with Suppliers: Prototypes, Specs, Drawings, Tooling, Schedules, RFQ, Samples, and Quality 
  • 25% - Work with cross functional teams (China and USA) to ensure products can ship on time and meet the target market requirements for functionality and reliability 
  • 5% - Maintaining current and developing new supplier relationships

Operating Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Must be an organized self-starter with very strong decision-making ability 
  • Must have a strong persistence to debate and challenge the cross-functional environment for the above described duties and responsibilities
  • Must possess effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of working within a Quality Systems Management project environment.
  • High level of project co-ordination skills with the successful project implementation and delivery within agreed objectives, budget and timeframes.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, with the ability to analyze complex information.
  • Experience developing and implementing quality assurance/quality control programs.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Confident and clear written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with a diverse range of individuals across all levels and functions.

Training & Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or science.

Experience Requirements:

  • 6-10 years experience in manufacturing engineering, production, product development, supply chain management and quality management. 
  • Technical capability to include design for manufacturing, plastic injection tooling, molding, assembly line, testing, production planning and lean manufacturing principles and techniques.

Reporting Relationship: Reports directly to the Sr. Operations Manager China. Works closely with Business Category Directors, Project Manager and Design Engineering in FTC.

Supervisory Duties: None.           

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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