Furniture Engineer (Surabaya)

Date Posted: 11 hari yang lalu

Job Description

Job Title : Furniture Engineer

Locations : Indonesia - Surabaya base and with the responsibility to manage Surabaya and Semarang/Central Java vendors.

Furniture Engineer must develop furniture samples from WSI engineering CADs or design sheets that meet or exceed WSI product and packaging testing requirements. He/she must also incorporate the appropriate color development panel or pieces into these furniture samples. He/she supports the Brand Managers and QA production team by providing complete and detailed product information throughout the furniture product development cycle until final approval.


  • Construct furniture samples that meet all the WSI testing requirements.
  • Establish a business and technical rapport with factory management and R&D staff.
  • Trouble shoot technical issues that arise during furniture sample development.
  • Conduct sample in house testing during development to solve problematic material or construction issues.
  • Work with vendors, merchandisers, and US counterparts during sample reviews by providing detailed product data sheets, sample review forms, cost sheets, color panels, and test results to achieve target costs and insure manufacturing efficiency, as well as product quality.
  • Communicate and document all sample changes and call outs thru the product design system (PDS or Share point).
  • Verify all Product Information Sheets (PIS) are 100% correct before being sent to WSI marketing.
  • Check Assembly Instructions by assembling the product to ensure correct hardware size, quantity & correct assembly steps. Forward the assembly instructions to Merchandise Associates & Brand Managers for review. Revise Assembly Instruction if necessary. Send updates to Merchandise Associates & Brand Managers to be documented in the system.
  • Conduct pre-production meetings at each vendor; and handover to both the vendor and WSI production teams all final approved sample details, to include; final product data sheet, final sample review form, final assembly instruction, a signed MCS, a signed MCP, packaging BOM, CAD, any approved step panels or production control panels (PCP…usually distressing white wood panels).
  • Ensure the photo sample, archive samples are built based on the approved specs and the same as mass production
  • Trouble shoot technical issues that arise during testing and production
  • Supervise any first pilot run with the vendor and WSI production teams (white wood review, OCA)
  • Work with vendors to update product drawings to reflect the latest revisions & send to Merchandise Associates to be documented in the system.
  • Know WSI ISTA packing requirements.
  • Know WSI furniture testing requirements.
  • Know CPSIA safety requirements for children’s furniture.
  • Conduct technical training and requirement to new vendors

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, United Kingdom and the rest of the world with franchise partnerships. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. Our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities remains as our core values.

Today, we are a USD 5 billion company, with a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas. The South East Asia team is an inclusive employer where we recruit and provide employees with fair opportunities on the basis of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

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