Senior Product Development Engineer in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:  Senior Product Development Engineer

Location:   Toronto

Reporting: Manager, Product Development


About Spin Master 

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. We are best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, we have received 83 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 25 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of our competitors. To date, we have produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and our current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia. Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results



Job Overview:


We are seeking a Product Development Engineer to provide expertise in the early stages of product development. Reporting to the Director of Product Development, the Sr. Engineer will work with Marketing and Design to help evaluate the feasibility of new product concepts from an engineering perspective.  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, or mechatronics 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
    • Detailed design of components and products for manufacturing
    • Participate in product brainstorming and help drive patented design solutions
    • Achieve “proof of concept” on products
    • Drive productivity by implementing design for manufacturing/assembly up front
    • Understand COGS breakdown for product and identify opportunities to reduce complexity and/or cost Project Management
    • Drive project schedules from concept to production start
    • 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
    • Use MS Project to manage & track key deliverables and proactively resolve future issues to keep the product on track, on cost, and on specification
    • Improve efficiency in the engineering process through continuous improvement


Job Requirements



  • 5-7 years in Product Engineering experience
  • BS in Mechanical, Mechantronic, or Electrical Engineering
  • Toy or consumer good experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership to drive innovative yet cost-effective design solutions
  • Experience working with/managing creative and engineering professionals both within and outside the company
  • Experience with plastic products utilizing RF or IR communication
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems


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