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Advanced Product Development Engineer

Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here!



Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:

  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit -  If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 8 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Advanced Product Development Engineer to join our team in Holland. We are open to filling this position as a Product or Project Engineer. The level will be determined based on your experience.


As an Advanced Product Development Engineer, you will:


Work on front end of developing next generation process, material and product solutions. Ensures production of profitable product desirable by customers.  Responsible for assigned product line, including design, development, and introduction of new products and production support for existing products and/or product line enhancements that fall within strategic direction of company.  Ensures performance (business, profit, product and functionality) to specifications.  Conducts cost reduction activities to determine material, labor, and overhead costs. Investigates and analyzes competitive products to determine product performance, costs, and packaging methods.  Provides technical direction to other staff members and interfaces at all organizational levels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and develop solutions for new products, enhancements, and existing product lines through selection of materials, form, fit, function, design failure mode effect analysis and design reliability testing.  Determines best practices and processes to minimize labor, material and overhead costs, and assure manufacturability to increase market share and profitability.
  • Participate in analysis of competitive products by evaluating materials, manufacturing processes, product performance, and packaging to determine competitiveness of product offerings.
  • Develop engineering detail and documentation (including drawings, Engineering Change Orders [ECOs] and Requests for Expenditure [RFEs]) to support tooling quotations, manufacturing processes, and cost analysis for final product implementation to assure all required Haworth Quality System documentation is in place and current.
  • Coordinate testing and analysis of materials, processes, and prototypes to be used for engineering performance and reliability testing; works with Quality Assurance to ensure all quality aspects of product design and manufacturing are met.
  • Provide technical direction to various Haworth departments, utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) base models, via personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse, to ensure form, fit, and function of product design.
  • Develop products or product enhancements; researches and periodically tests and validates product, using applicable global requirements, to ensure affect of design meets within global standards for regulatory compliance.

Do you have these required qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering 
  • Minimum 18 months work experience in engineering role
  • Ability to travel overnight away from corporate offices, up to 10% of the time
  • Current and continuing right to work in the U.S. without visa or sponsorship assistance from Haworth
  • Ability to work on-site 5 days a week in Holland, MI 

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Master's Degree
  • 5 or more years of engineering experience
  • CAD designing in Creo
  • Experience in the furniture industry

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to creatively design, analyze, and document product designs on multiple projects.
  • Design, development, and project management skills.
  • Ability for innovative technical accomplishments, as demonstrated through prior design drawings, patent awards, technical publications, and market success.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CAD (design) systems and analysis procedures.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to ensure products and materials produced meet functional requirements over life of product.
  • Ability to work in development-oriented team environment.
  • Must be knowledgeable of applicable global standards such as American National Standards Institute (ANSI) drafting practices, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) and Canadian Government Test Standard (CGSB).

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


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EEO, ADA, AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616) 393-1600.

Requisition:  18735

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Front End, QA, Quality Assurance, Project Manager, Technology, Quality

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