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  • Job Posting - Reebok

    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.
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