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Russell, Lisa
01-03-2008, 12:36 AM
Reebok is currently looking for an Associate Research Engineer to work
in our Performance Engineering Lab. In this role, you will be
responsible for assessing the functionality of shoes by conducting fit
and wear testing of shoes during development, commercialization and
production to support product development timelines. Responsible for
testing one or more categories of in line products. Collect and record
sensory and mechanical data of development and production shoes
following department guidelines in an unbiased, rigorous, scientifically
sound and timely manner.


* This role will assess how well shoes fit through fit testing.
This includes: a) reviewing shoes upon receipt, b) fit testing the shoes
on an appropriate number of subjects, c) performing necessary physical
assessments including dissecting shoes to verify construction, checking
products by sight, verifying dimensions, weight, texture, strength and
other characteristics, d) compiling and analyzing all sensory data, e)
meeting with Product Development Managers to discuss the results, f)
writing and distributing Pass/Fail reports to relevant US and Far East
personnel in a manner to affect product development timelines.
*
Review design drawings and attend category meetings to identify
functional issues of shoes, materials and components that need to be
tested. Ensure that testing is completed in time to affect product
development timelines.
*
Assess the liking, performance, and durability of shoes through
wear testing to determine if they meet Reebok standards and to assess
the level of risk for defective returns. This includes: a) reviewing
shoes upon receipt, b) arranging for wear test subjects, c) creating
questionnaires, log and instruction sheets, d) sending the shoes to test
subjects and monitoring the use of the product during the test, e)
reviewing worn shoes upon their return, f) performing necessary physical
assessments including dissecting shoes to verify construction, checking
products by sight, verifying dimensions, weight, texture, strength and
other characteristics, g) compiling and analyzing all
sensory data using descriptive statistics, h) meeting with
Product Development Managers to discuss the results and i) writing and
distributing pass/fail reports to relevant US and Far East personnel in
a manner to affect product development and production timelines.
*
Organize all data folders with electronic and written
information, and archive materials relevant to each study.
*
Qualify new materials from suppliers through mechanical and
sensory testing to determine if they meet Reebok standards.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
BS in a science-related field.
Ability to conduct research, including collecting, recording, and
analyzing mechanical and sensory data in an unbiased, objective manner.
Ability to synthesize data and write test results in a clear, concise
manner.
Experience in Word, spreadsheet, database and statistical software.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a group.
Culturally connected to sports and fitness worlds.
Understanding of human anatomy and physiology, understanding of
mechanical engineering analysis tools and techniques preferred.

If interested, please send qualified resumes to
Lisa.Russell@adidas-group.com.