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Cost Modeling Product Engineer Specialist

Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: MUNDELEIN, IL, US, 60060-4403

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

You will build cost models based on understanding of product material composition and manufacturing process. Use scaling of similar processes and materials to align cost model to similar items across an item category. Be relied upon as technical expert on item cost model during supplier negotiations. Assist the product evaluations and testing for the product category portfolio of products to ensure compliance with all quality, performance, safety and reliability specifications and standards.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Supplier Management.


You Will:

  • Disassemble finished products and create a bill of materials (BOM)
  • Research cost inputs including raw materials, manufacturing processes, labor and machine inputs for manufacturing the product
  • Utilize cost-modeling software to build an estimated "should cost" model
  • Utilize scaling of similar processes and materials to align cost model to similar items across an item category
  • Evaluate products for compliance with performance, quality, reliability and safety specifications and standards
  • Assist the tests and product comparison testing to recommend product improvements, technology improvements or cost-saving opportunities
  • Support product improvement based on findings of testing and evaluation
  • Ensure compliance to the laws, business guidelines and ethical standards
  • Communicate and partner with Product Engineer, Testing Engineers, Supplier Quality Engineers, Engineering Support, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Merchandising etc. regarding all product portfolio matters


You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or related technical discipline is required
  • 1+ years relevant work experience
  • Diverse work experience background that is inclusive of all of the following areas: Laboratory, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Field Service is preferred
  • Engineering skills are required in product analysis, failures and technical problem solving
  • Ability to procure, understand and interpret technical reports, specifications and test data


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.