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Job# 24684 BH# 328330
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Product Development Engineer

Our client, a well-known toy manufacturer is looking for a temporary Product Development Engineer to assist their team! The ideal candidate will have a great balance of Project Management in addition to Technical skills.

 This candidate will

  • Manage and facilitate the complete lifecycle and development process of assigned products- ensuring completion of all product related activities, deliverables and documentation by the cross-functional team.
  • Ensure products meet cost, schedule, performance, and safety and product integrity goals at each milestone and that each product is ready and turned-over to the manufacturing source when required.
  • Understand how changes in the schedule affect availability and what potential options exist to avoid delays.
  • Drive resolution of open issues that may impact milestone realization or lifecycle advancement.
  • Support the team with early guidance of concept feasibility and general product manufacturing and assembly recommendations.
  • Keep up to date on current manufacturing  capabilities and limitations of vendors and plants.
  • Provide engineering direction and technical support to a cross-functional product development team.
  • Estimate costs for early design concepts in order to facilitate cost/feature balance decisions.
  • Drive cost reduction efforts as required.
  • Responsible for initial bill of materials, preliminary tool plan, ensuring proper documentation, and issuing change orders to advance lifecycle phase of product and dependent items.
  • Oversee construction of control drawings, exploded views and product CAD files created by Mechanical Design or outside vendor
  • Present applicable new technologies to team.
  • Create and present innovative concepts for consideration that are cost effective and manufacturable.

Requirements, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proactive self-starter with a strong problem solving ability and creative mindset.
  • Strong project management  skills.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to set priorities and efficiently use time to complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work within cross­
  • functional global team. 
  • 1-3+ years related experience
  • High-volume consumer product experience is preferred.
  • Ability to direct product design for the most cost-effective manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of the production environment including mold build, molding,
  • decoration, assembly and pack-out.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or related field (or equivalent)

“24 Seven and its clients will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.”