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Project Engineer

Company: Strottman
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

We are passionate Toy Creators! We've been coming up with new ideas that bring kids and families together for over 35 years! This passion leads us to attack the day ahead like there is no tomorrow. Above all we are a Creative Toy Company where positivity, fun and great ideas are at the core of who we are! We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Engineer to work out of our Irvine, CA office.The Project Engineer will provide engineering and costing support for all Irvine-based clients. This is a highly collaborative role working in Toys with Marketing/Account Service, Product Design/Creative, Operations and Hong Kong Teams.Additional duties include: Collaborates with the project manager to track all engineering and costing tasks and creates action plans on schedule variancesWorks with Product Designers/Creative developing toy products ensuring feasibility of concepts for functional and mechanical design, cost, manufacturability and timingCreates and maintains product specifications with engineering bill of materials, packaging, costing and functional requirements for manufacturingProvides guidelines to the Hong Kong Team to include exploded views, material specs, and/or sketches of unique functionsProvides predictive costing for preliminary product conceptsInitiates, updates and organize all project costing throughout development. Tracks cost across all programs in a calendar year to assure budget parameters and timing are being metEvaluates pricing quotations from Asia and domestic vendors and reconciles with product specifications. Reviews pricing with team, provides solutions to costing challenges, and pursues cost reduction ideasReviews production samples with team and provides direction to assure manufacturability, function and aestheticsSupport the pitch process by making 3D modelsPosition RequirementsBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and at least 5 years of experience in product design and development, preferably in a toy companyGood knowledge of latest manufacturing processes especially in sustainable plastics, ink jet printing on plastics, deco process on plastics, paper lamination etcAdvanced skills in excel especially using Visual Basic AnalysisA passion for toys and fun! Doesn't take self too seriously; enjoys collaborating with co-workers on a daily basisExcellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at the different lifecycle stages at the same timeExcellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interface at all levels of the organization including Asia officeThe ability to understand creative concepts and how to translate into products that fit project parametersThe ability to contribute to brainstorms considering multiple substrates with high and low cost targetsExperience using MS office with an emphasis on Excel proficiency; Able to do 3D modelling and cost estimation using SolidWorksAbility to handle 3D printers is an advantageJob Type: Full-timePay: $75,000.00 - $100,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offReferral programVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftCOVID-19 considerations:All candidates and employees are required to be vaccinated.Education:Bachelor's (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Strottman, Irvine , Project Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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