Infiltrator Water Technologies (IWT) is a market leader within the onsite wastewater treatment industry, Infiltrator manufactures a variety of revolutionary products and innovative, environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional stone and pipe leachfield and concrete septic wastewater system components. IWT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Drainage Systems (ticker: WMS, NYSE).
The majority of our products are produced almost entirely from recycled resins. Infiltrator’s recycling operation is among the country’s top twenty producers / consumers of recycled resins and among only a few of whom consume 100% of that resin in the finished products produced. Infiltrator operates some of largest molding machines and robotics producing the largest plastic molded parts in the world. IWT has always and continues to compete on innovation; we hold over 200 patents.
This position is responsible for working with our engineering teams to develop new product opportunities and develop a strategy for product implementation. The primary focus is to help develop new products in tangential market segments that will increase the opportunities for the company. This position is responsible for evaluating existing market opportunities and collaborating with other engineers in the company to develop products. The candidate will be a highly motivated product development engineer with a strong background in evaluating new markets and developing product solutions to meet latent needs.
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering.
Will report to VP of Engineering
No direct reports initially
Collect primary and secondary market research as needed to gather key competitive information, market sizing, trends, channel requirements, etc. Analyze and report market research to team as required
Search for and identify opportunities to improve existing product lines as well as ways to enter new product categories, create new extensions, etc.
Identify and integrate market research to determine the needs and goals of new product development.
Work closely with engineering team in developing products from concept to launch, this will include assisting with brainstorming, features/benefits specifications, design input, prototype evaluation with market and assist in developing a business plan to release for capital approval
Manage Product development programs from inception to production release. This includes leading cross-functional groups throughout the entire development process.
Conceptualizing new product ideas by collaborating with IWT Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and Manufacturing
Management of resources to ensure that all required steps of development have been coordinated and completed to move program through each phase of development
Delivering product specifications and procedures to the manufacturing team for production purposes.
Analyzing existing products to identify areas for improvement and updating current documentation.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field.
MBA, management degree or equivalent business experience.
5+ years’ experience in product development.
Industry-specific product experience may be advantageous.
Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and quality control protocols.
Experience with 3D modeling software and report writing programs.
Strong communication and teamwork skills.
Excellent creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Experience working with teams of engineers and technicians.
Ability to manage members of various cross functional teams without direct reporting relationships
Must be able to work independently and work with leaders in organization
Strong presentation skills demonstrating with the ability to be clear and succinct
Proficient in writing business cases, technical reports, and situational analysis.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Infiltrator Water Technologies is a market leader within the onsite wastewater treatment industry, Infiltrator manufactures a variety of revolutionary products and innovative, environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional stone and pipe leachfield and concrete septic wastewater system components. We sell our products through wholesale distribution across the United States and Canada for use on properties with onsite wastewater treatment systems.