Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer – Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles

Reporting: Director, Engineering & Product Development

About Company:

 

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) 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. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™, Bakugan™, Meccano™, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals™, Air Hogs™ and PAW Patrol™. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

 

Job Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and creative Mechanical Engineer to provide expertise in the early stages of product design and development. Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Product Development, the Mechanical Engineer will closely work with Product Development Engineers, Industrial Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Model Makers to help transform conceptual designs and play patterns into manufacture-able components and assemblies with DFMA principles and a strong skill in reliable function, cost reduction, safety, and quality.  In addition, this role bridges what is Critical to Consumer (CTC) and Critical to Quality (CTQ) into a final consistent and manufacture-able Toy design.  The Mechanical Engineer will play a central role within the LA Engineering and PD team providing mechanical and/or mechatronic solutions and assistance in proof of concepts for select projects.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide mechanical and material engineering expertise throughout new product development stages for higher complexity projects.
  • Provide final product and component CAD designs which are ready for tooling and production (Asia, Mexico, USA, France)
  • Conduct or commission part analysis including FEA, mold flow, stress-strain, etc.
  • Work closely with both in-house and external model shops for proof-of-concept and mechanism development
  • Design and CAD detailed components and products for manufacturing
  • Participate in product brainstorming and help verify, confirm, and/or correct desired concepts, directions
  • Drive productivity and schedule gains by implementing early design successes for less revisions.

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years Mechanical Engineering experience related to Consumer Products
  • BS or MS Degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing methods and techniques, eg injection molding, roto-molding, machining, fastening methods, bonding, assembly, foam, deco operations…etc.
  • Expert in Solidworks. Freeform experience and Rhino3D experience an asset.
  • Ability to ideate, create, engineer, and design mechanical assemblies, apparatus, internal and external mechanisms used to create optimum performance across a wide range of toy categories (Robotics, Activities, RC)
  • Highly organized and able to manage 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
  • Ability to provide strong results based mechanical solutions for effective and efficient product function
  • Experience working with creative professionals (designers and engineers) both within and outside the company
  • Experience working with model shops both within and outside the company
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Ability to travel internationally and within North America
  • Brings a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems
  • Toy experience an asset but not necessary.

 

If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic and successful team at Spin Master, please send us your applications to jobs@spinmaster.com eg: Application for ‘ Job Title & SOURCE: (where you heard about this job) in the subject line.We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 

While applying please ensure that you highlight the source & job title in the subject line.

All Internal applications / referrals, please contact your Talent Acquisition Specialist (HR) @ Spin Master

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