Product Development Engineer - TO in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

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Job Description

Product Development Engineer – 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 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.


  • 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

What we can expect from you:

  • 2-4 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.


Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • An organized individual who lives for the deadlines!
  • A resilient and adaptable personality as plans can change from day to day

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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