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 Subject : Operations Model Maker.. 05/04/2023 03:02:09 PM 
Nicholas Krupansky
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Steelcase is hiring a full time role as we are forming localized "Model Shops" in our wood and Steel plants in Grand Rapids Michigan. This role will be working to help develop these shops from the ground up, develop relationships and build product on a "sub-scale"... think products that are one-offs, very small scale production or unique designs for special customers. Things that are are too unique for a full sized production line to take on, but different enough that it has a large impact on customers.

If you have any questions please apply or reach out to myself. This role will not be reporting to myself and the Product Development model shop, but we are working to develop a very close working relationship with this shop and its team!


We are hiring a Model Maker to provide support strategies of Product Development and Launch through the application of Modeling!

What You Will Be Doing:
Responsible for the execution and implementation of methodologies, practices and assignments that support strategies of Product Development and Launch through the application of Modeling: Existing and emerging materials and capabilities; Applying prototyping with a Systems Thinking approach; Promote and manage relationships (internal and external); Create and manage environments that foster team collaboration across functions and organizations; Manage upward and downward communications; Evaluate external trends and best practices in order to create a culture of improvement.

Your future team:  
You will work with cross functional teams of manufacturing engineers, product engineer, quality engineers, supply management leaders, General Managers of the studios and project managers. This team will provide information on what the custom artifact(s) is and customer expectations.

Who You Are:
Preferred Skills and Competencies
Ability to research tools (process, workflow), technology, capability, and experience to prototype to speed - solutions
Ability to Implement (co-create with Eng./Design) Processes/Methods to evaluate multiple solutions simultaneously
Demonstrate collaboration with Engineering, Design, others in Ideation processes
Actively support and facilitate the shift towards the Make/ Draw /Print methodology
Ability to leverage processes and materials to demonstrate new ideas and prove feasibility
Ability to leverage expertise in technical knowledge of processes and materials to develop an appropriate/effective model based on quality, cost, and timing needs defined by product teams
Ability to operate a variety of equipment effectively and safely relative to applied area of modeling
Ability to collaborate with Product teams the prototyping and use of new and emerging materials and processes
Demonstrate Awareness of applicable production processes related to materials
Ability to Learn /aware of emerging modeling methods
Apply technology learnings to our product solutions
Apply and learn a working knowledge of how products interface/integrate
Participate in professional networks and relationships for development / growth
Support knowledge sharing with peers
Demonstrate support integration on development teams as appropriate
Develop broad skill and capability to supplement specialization
Participate in life-long learning
Demonstrate compliance awareness: materials, safety, government regulation, environmental, personal protection, etc.
Support an environment that promotes Design and Engineering the accessibility to Make, Build, and Create
Demonstrate awareness of Design and Manufacturability of concepts, materials, and methods
Ability to leverage the use of problem solving techniques and decision-making methods
Support environment of spirit, passion, and trust that leverages skills and functional experiences
Participate in status and operational meetings (work flow/execution) as defined
Ability to leveraging a space that allows hands on application of simple breadboard projects for Eng. and Design
Ability to communicate and prototype detailed technical information to Engineering, Design, Testing and Quality.
Support hands on learning for Peers, Design, and Engineering through an environment that promotes coaching, teaching, and humility
Ability to appropriately represent the profession
Demonstrate Awareness of emerging technologies: perspectives outside of office furniture norms
Required Skills and Competencies
Preferred degree in Model Maker
Preferred Apprenticeship in a technical area
Why People Choose to Work with Us:
At Steelcase, we put people at the center of everything we do. We understand the role of work and believe that it can bring meaning and purpose to the lives of our customers and our employees. We prioritize supporting our employees both in and out of work, in all aspects of their lives. When we bring our talents together, we make a positive lasting impact through our work and communities.

Who We Are:
Organizations around the world trust Steelcase to help them create places that help people work better, be inspired, and accomplish more. We design, manufacture, and partner with other leading organizations to provide architecture, furniture, and technology solutions- accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 Steelcase dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading, publicly-traded company with fiscal year 2021 revenue of $2.6 billion.

What Matters to Us:
More than qualifications, we’re looking for talent and potential. We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to improve our global community. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different from themselves, building mutual respect and positive relationships. We invite people from all backgrounds and genders to apply. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation, please email us at [email protected]. Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. We are proud to be recognized for our inclusive workforce by the Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years.
Last Edited On: 05/04/2023 03:03:22 PM By Nicholas Krupansky
Steelcase Model Shop Manager
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