Product Development Engineer in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Are you looking to further your career with an industry 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; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.  





Job Description:

The Job:

The Product Development Engineer (PDE) will be responsible for driving the technical execution of global toys and games portfolios, from concept through production, and ensuring performance, cost, quality, and schedule adherence.  The position will provide expertise in proven techniques for successful product development and design for manufacturing/assembly. 

The PDE will work closely with large cross-functional teams (Design, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, Packaging, etc.) to manage development throughout the entire product life-cycle.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading technical development of products, defining product specifications, identifying risks and opportunities to preempt development hurdles, providing escalation management, and working with stakeholders to balance business, design, and technical objectives.  The person in this role will be expected to operate in a highly dynamic environment, and consistently drive towards solutions to obtain results.

What we can expect from you:

  • Collaborate with GBU (Design and Brand teams) on generating new concepts, and provide technical and cost assessment
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure milestones and integration are on-time
  • Drive project schedules from concept to production start
  • Provide mechanical, material, electro-mechanical, and/or mechatronic engineering expertise throughout the product development life-cycle
  • Lead prototyping and proof-of-concept builds to de-risk and test new mechanisms, key features, and/or gameplay feasibility
  • Detail design of components and products for manufacturing, optimizing DMF/A
  • Create product and performance specifications
  • Be key point of contact with Manufacturing Engineering teams (in Asia, Mexico, EU, etc), and ensure alignment on all project details
  • Lead product review meetings and create action plan for technical deliverables
  • Anticipate, analyze, resolve, and escalate project issues
  • Drive productivity by implementing design for manufacturing/assembly up front
  • Partner with responsible departments to ensure all projects are delivered on-cost, on-spec, on-time
  • Use project management software 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
  • Explore new materials, technology, and manufacturing processes

Qualifications:

  • 2-7 years in Product Engineering experience
  • Bilingual fluency in English and French, as an asset
  • BS in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Toy or CPG experience an asset
  • Experience with plastics, materials, manufacturing, and/or engineering costs for durable goods




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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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.