Product Design Engineer - Furniture job vacancy in Melbourne at Eva - 07 December 2023 |

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Product Design Engineer - Furniture

Melbourne, Victoria, AU
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About Eva

  • B-Corp Certified
  • 70,000 happy customers, 4.8 / 5 star rating out of 2000+ customer reviews
  • Multi-award winning products from internationally recognised bodies including Good Design, Red Dot and Dezeen.

Hi, we’re Eva! And we’re here to help fill your home with beautiful, functional, and affordable furniture and homewares. With our laser focus on design, marketing and customer-centricity, we want you to jump on board as we accelerate towards becoming Australia’s leading furniture company. More info can be found on our Careers page but we know you’ll probably check out our Instagram to get a gauge of who are (I would too).

What’s the gist?

You are a problem solver. You love researching, resolving and refining.

As a Product Design Engineer, you’ll work closely with the Product Development Manager to look at the details and take our products to the next level. You'll work within the Product Development team to push the boundaries of design refinement - whether that's a custom fixing or design problem. The challenge: ensure every product is 100% ready for mass production, and meeting customers needs. Working closely with external suppliers, you will contribute heavily to the development of the golden sample and first batch production and ensure a seamless transition from prototype to mass production.

If you live and breathe design and engineering, enjoy being part of a small team with significant autonomy, and enjoy a creative environment, we’d love to hear from you! You’ll constantly challenge the boundaries of all things design and engineering and play a huge impact in helping create the future of no-tool premium assembly products in Australia. This fulfils our promise of delivering quality, flat pack furniture that delight our customers.

If you’re passionate about the technical side of development, product refinement and the combination of aesthetics and engineering, this once-in-a-lifetime role could be perfect for you.

Here's some of what your day-to-day will look like

Concept Design

  • Provide technical support to the Product Design Team during early concept development
  • Work with Head of Design to create custom fabrics as required from product briefs

Product Development

  • Produce all the relevant documentation required by the manufacturer to produce golden sample and first-batch mass-manufacture, which may include Renders, SOP’s, technical drawings and QC documentation.
  • Source components, materials, finishes, hardware and new construction methods for all products in development
  • Actively identify, initiate and execute product improvements during the Design Development process. This includes leading user testing activities to gather human centric insights that validate and improve Eva's products
  • Work with our manufacturing partners to help them achieve and uphold Eva's high quality standards. This includes QC of golden sample, first batch and ongoing mass-manufacture of all products.
  • Work with our manufacturing partners to help them achieve and uphold Eva's high quality standards. This includes QC of golden sample, first batch and ongoing mass-manufacture of all products.
  • Assist in building and managing relationships with key manufacturers in Australia and overseas
  • Work closely with Product Management, Marketing, Supply Chain and Customer Support to release new products to market
  • Work with the customer support team to improve existing products based on customer feedback
  • Ensure product adheres to Eva's design system and DNA
  • Keep informed of product timelines and ensure that development projects stay on track
  • Own product packaging and ensure the design meets the required specifications from a logistics, product and warehousing perspective.
  • Occasional overseas travel to our suppliers may be required
  • Minimum 3 years full time experience as a product developer, sourcing, manufacturing or production in furniture or home wares with experience liaising with overseas suppliers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Knowledge of furniture construction.
  • An active problem solver and resourceful.
  • High attention to detail
  • Extremely organised and data-driven.
  • Ability to work relatively unsupervised.
  • Proven ability to identify & document product requirements via research and product reviews.
  • Mastery of the Adobe suite and CAD
  • A chance to grow with a rapidly expanding start up.
  • A role that is as adaptable as you are.
  • Support for any course, conference or training that will help us mutually grow, ears and budget for any wild (but justifiable) ideas.
  • An autonomous work environment where there is never a regular ‘days work’.
  • All the coffee/ tea/ beers/ kombucha you need.
  • Free mattress and friend/family discounts.
  • Monthly team events (prev. events have included the Australian open, cooking classes & escape rooms).
  • A diverse culture and a bunch of lovely people.

Please include your cover letter, resume and portfolio to be considered. Looking forward to seeing your application come through!

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