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Model Maker in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Model Maker - 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 Model Maker to turn ideas and digital designs into reality. Reporting to the Model Shop Manager this person will primarily be responsible for building complex electro-mechanical toys. These will involve proof of concept validation and multiple development cycles in areas including Robotics, Remote Control, and Interactive Plush. The role requires a solid understanding of model making and manufacturing techniques as well as advanced experience using rapid prototyping equipment such as 3D Printers and CNC’s.

What we can expect from you:

  • Develop toy prototypes and provide mechanical, tinkering, and material expertise.
  • Translate digital designs (2D and/or 3D assets) into fully functional electro-mechanical products.
  • Apply traditional Model Making techniques to assemble, test, and debug complex assemblies.
  • Utilize 3D Modeling Software to modify components and develop simple mechanisms.
  • Operate equipment including 3D Printers, Multi-axis CNC, lathe, drill press, band saw, etc.
  • Provide employees with technical assistance and guidance for developing or repairing prototypes.
  • Work with a cross functional team operating under tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Provide feedback and insight to design helping improve manufacturability of prototypes.
  • Promote and maintain a clean, safe, and organized working environment.


Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Provide high quality and timely analysis & research that will support the team in identifying & developing new innovate products or brands to create incremental revenue opportunities.  Effectively utilize all available on line & data base resources available.
  • Efficiently manage and track all projects and prepare timely and accurate related status reports  
  • Effectively manage& prioritize multiple time sensitive projects
  • Strong presentation & communication skills  

Job Requirements

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 4+ years of Model making experience related to Robotics, Animatronics, and/or relevant Consumer Products
  • Toy experience an asset but not necessary. Consumer product experience is a must.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing methods and techniques, e.g. injection molding, roto-molding, machining, fastening methods, bonding, assembly, foam, deco operations…etc.
  • Ability to transform design illustrations/specifications/briefs along with 2D isometric views or 3D assets to a physical proof-of-concept model
  • Experience with 3D modelling software such as Solidworks or Rhino3D an asset.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Experience working with creative professionals (designers and engineers) both within and outside the company
  • Brings a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems
  • Strong interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and within North America

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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