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Employment At General Filters, Inc.

It’s well known that outdoor air pollution (smog, car fumes, smoke from fires, chemicals from factories, smoke stack emissions from power plants, etc.) contributes to serious health problems, and even death. What many people don’t know is that the air inside your home can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. We at General Filters, Inc. manufacture whole house indoor air quality products that provide fresh, clean, healthy indoor air; air that protects the health of you and your family. In business since 1937, we are located in Novi, MI, USA.
Do our products really make a difference? You bet. Our products change lives.
Do you want to make a real difference in others’ lives? Are you committed to excellence? Then we want you to join us. Indoor Air Quality is something we take very seriously. We need your innovative thinking and fresh ideas, your energy and desire to succeed.
People Are Our Power
We’re always interested in finding new ways to grow our business. And we know that one of the key components of our success is our people.
We’re looking for talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences who bring fresh creativity and innovation to the table. We’re looking for people who understand that our customers not only include those people with whom we wish to sell, but also include those we work with every day in manufacturing, engineering, marketing, shipping and sales. Our customers include our vendors and our advertising partners. Simply put, our customers are everyone. Working together is the only sure formula for long-term success, so join this team in making a real difference in people’s lives.
We’re proud of our open and inclusive environment. Everyone here welcomes and values diversity of all kinds because ultimately, it gives us an advantage over our competition.
General Filters, Inc. is large enough to make a real difference in people’s lives, but small enough so that what you do makes a real difference every day at work.

Current Opportunities

Product Engineer – April 2014
General Filters, Inc. – Novi, MI 48375
About General Filters
General Filters, Inc. manufactures and markets a full line of whole house, residential HVAC indoor air quality products including humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, air cleaners and filters under the brand names GeneralAire®,  HealthyAire™, and CGF Products. Fuel oil filter brands include General, Unifilter®, and Gar-Ber.  Recent acquisitions and new product development plans are driving the need for a Product Engineer.  For more information see our website at www.generalfilters.com.
We're looking for someone who enjoys developing a product from concept through post-launch, has a hands-on "get it done" mindset, and prefers working in a small company atmosphere.  You'll work closely with peers from other departments to develop a comprehensive plan to create and launch new products.  With a variety of projects and activities in different areas, you will always be challenged and never bored.
We offer a supportive and friendly work environment, sane working hours, and a competitive salary and benefit package that includes insurance, profit sharing, and a performance bonus.  Your efforts will be appreciated and you'll be able to immediately see your impact on the company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Product Engineer is responsible for developing new products, supporting on-going development of current products, providing input into upstream research, and supporting other engineering activities.  The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
·         Advanced Product Development:
o   Design, prototype, and test new products
o   Drive the design to meet project targets
o   Use a Phase-Gate project management process to effectively meet dates and deliverables
·         On-going Product Development:
o   Update current designs to provide product variants
o   Continuous improvement of current product
o   Identify and address product related issues
·         Additional responsibilities include:
o   Generate, prototype, and test early concepts
o   Benchmark competitive product
o   Contribute to Continuous Improvement activities
o   Supporting U.S. and Canadian locations (estimate 5% travel)
Required Experience
  • B.S. in Engineering
  • 5-10 years of proven experience in the HVAC, appliance, or automotive industries managing projects from Concept through Post-Launch using a Phase-Gate system
  • Design of plastic and metal components and small electromechanical assemblies to meet targets – function, cost, timing, manufacturability, appearance
  • An understanding of related tooling, equipment, and manufacturing processes
  • Hands on, self-starter, and self-directed with the ability to wear many different hats in a small company environment
  • Ability to work with team members from all departments and respect the contributions of all individuals
  • Knowledge of basic testing methodology
  • CAD experience with SolidWorks (preferred) or other 3D CAD software
Preferred Experience
·         ETL / UL product certification
·         MSProject or equivalent
·         ERP Software
Submit your resume at any time to:  personnel@generalfilters.com