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Associate Manager, Mechanical Engineer

Bay City, Michigan Job ID 23603 Apply

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

As the Associate Manager, Mechanical Engineer you will contribute to guiding others in the mechanical engineering activities associated with global new product development.

You will identify and translate consumer needs into the design of products to fill gaps and improve the user experience. You will work under supervision within a specific area receiving operational direction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engineer components, assemblies, and/or processes as part of the design of products and the way they are manufactured 

  • Lead outside design and manufacturing resources to assure the timely delivery of the internal project 

  • Coordinate the efforts of the larger cross functional team to achieve project objectives 

  • Initiate cost savings/efficiency changes to delivery systems currently in market or in development 

  • Identify next generation materials and technologies benefitting the business and sustainability goals 

  • Qualify components, and systems through lab testing, line trials, and consumer testing

  • Translate quantitative technical data into qualitative consumer benefits

  • Apply root cause analysis to identify component, and system issues and recommend needed changes 

  • Serve as technical expert for material selection, plastic processing / forming methods, manufacturing line requirements and product /environment compatibility 

  • May guide, train, or coach other junior professionals by using advanced scientific methods on quality processes and robust product specifications 

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the development and commercialization of consumer product goods or master’s degree with atleast 3 years in the development and commercialization of consumer product goods

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Experience working with design and manufacturing partners outside the organization 

  • Experience with plastic injection molding, blow molding, forming, extrusion and sub assembly processes and print technologies

  • Familiarity with flexible film properties and elastomer materials

  • Experience with predictive development methods and tools, such as DOEs, FEA Simulation, and CAD solid modeling as well as hands-on practical prototyping problem solving techniques

  • Technical breadth and depth in product development and commercialization, global products experience, technology trends, competitive and IP landscape, systems, analytical test methods, sustainability, and leveraging external technologies 

  • Initiative-taking, results-oriented can-do team player with a clear focus on high quality and timely delivery of objectives 

  • Natural forward planner effective at mitigating roadblocks and proposing alternate solutions

  • Excellent communicator with a track record of presenting ideas with courage and conviction 

Job Requirements:

  • Full time 

  • Location:  Bay City, MI

  • Core Office Hours 

  • 0-5% travel 

  • Office Environment 

  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds 

  • This position is not eligible for remote work

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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