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Manager - Mechanical Engineering in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Mechanical Engineering Manager – Toronto

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

We are seeking an experienced and creative Manager--Mechanical Engineering.   Candidate will provide expertise and hands on guidance in the early stages of product mechanical and mechanism design and development.  Reporting to the Director of Engineering Innovation, the Manager of Mechanical Engineering will be highly hands on and function primarily as the go-to leader for Mechanical solutions. Reporting to this position will be 3 Mechanical Engineers.

The candidate will work closely with Product Development Engineers, Industrial Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Model Makers and Model Shops to help transform conceptual designs and requirements of play patterns into manufacture-able components and assemblies, adhering to DFMA principles for mass production, cost reduction, safety, and quality.  In addition, this role bridges what is Critical to Consumer (CTC) and Critical to Quality (CTQ) into final consistent and manufacture-able Toy mechanisms.  This leader in Mechanical Engineering will need to be highly hands-on and a key player within the Engineering Innovation team, providing mechanical, manufacturing, and mechatronic solutions from proof of concepts to final design releases for select projects.

What we can expect from you:

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership in mechanical and material engineering expertise throughout new product development stages for higher complexity projects.
  • Manage a team of 3 to 4 ME’s to provide functional product and component CAD designs which are designed for mass manufacturing and assembly globally.
  • Represent Mechanical Engineering team (Toronto & LA) and eloquently present concepts and solution-design paths for any given problem or set of requirements.
  • Work closely with both in-house and external model shops for proof-of-concept and mechanism development and build.
  • Design in CAD components and mechanisms for Consumer Products in collaboration with a larger global team of Engineers and cross-functional teams.
  • Participate in product brainstorming and help verify, confirm, and/or correct desired concepts, directions of other Engineers.
  • Drive productivity and schedule gains by implementing early design successes and decisions for reduced revisions and debug time.

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • 7+ years Mechanical Engineering experience (Consumer Product experience and Asset but not mandatory)
  • Ability to ideate, create, engineer, and design mechanical assemblies, apparatus, and mechanisms used to create optimum performance across a wide range of toy categories (Robotics, Activities, Remote Control, and Construction).
  • Organized and able to manage and oversea multiple projects in different phases of their respective development lifecycle
  • Ability to start from design illustrations/specifications/briefs along with 2D isometric views to create 3D proof-of-concept CAD assembly drawings
  • A solid understanding of factory and mass production environments.
  • Experience working with creative professionals (designers and engineers) both within and outside the company.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Be able to present mechanical solutions and value-added engineering to non-technical people.
  • Ability to travel internationally and within North America
  • Brings a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems
  • Toy experience an asset but not necessary. Consumer Product Experience a Must.


You should apply if you have the following:

  • BS or MS Degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Ability to inspire and mentor 3 to 4 other Mechanical Engineers in creating and delivering successful Mechanical Engineering solutions.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing methods and techniques, including injection molding, CNC machining, fastening methods, bonding, assembly, foam, deco operations…etc.
  • Ability to design Plastic Injection molding parts.  Understanding of Tool & Die an asset.
  • Expert in SOLIDWORKS and/or CREO/Pro-Engineer. Freeform experience and Rhino3D experience an asset.


What you can expect from us:

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:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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