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Product Development Engineer - TO in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/23/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Product Development Engineer

Location: Toronto, ON

Reporting: Manager, Product Development Engineering

About Company:

A multi-category children’s entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry.  Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2010 Boys Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Tech Deck™, Moon Sand™, Liv™, and Zoobles™. The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties.  Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico, Munich, and central Europe.  For additional information please visit:


Job Overview:

We are seeking a Product Development Engineer to provide expertise in the early stages of product conceptualization and throughout the product development cycle.  Reporting to the Product Development Engineering Manager, the Engineer will work with Marketing and Design to help evaluate the feasibility of new product concepts from an engineering perspective, Schedule and Cost.  In addition, this role defines how a toy should function consistent with agreed Marketing and Design feature and performance objectives, quality and safety requirements, launch timing and cost constraints.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide mechanical, electronic and/or materials engineering expertise throughout the new product development
  • Examine parts/components to ascertain purpose, cost and value by utilizing knowledge of product design, development and cost engineering. Integrate budgetary considerations into evaluations
  • Definition/design of components and products for manufacturing
  • Participate in product brainstorming and help drive patented design solutions
  • Achieve “proof of concept” on preliminary products
  • Drive productivity by implementing design for manufacturing/assembly up front 

Project Management

  • Drive project schedules from concept to on-shelf
  • Partner with responsible departments to ensure all projects are delivered on-cost, on-spec, on-time
  • Define and communicate product specifications to our global offices
  • Improve efficiency in the engineering process through continuous improvement
  • Provide concise updates so the organization can follow the schedule



Job Requirements


  • 1-4 years in Engineering experience or equivalent
  • Toy or consumer good experience preferred
  • Manufacturing experience (preferably plastic molding) preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership to drive innovative yet cost-effective design solutions
  • Demonstrates a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems
  • Experience working with/managing creative and engineering professionals both within and outside the company
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Desired: CAD skills. Preferably Solidworks.


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