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CamelBak Products LLC

CamelBak Products LLC

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024


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Job Description


As a Product Development Engineer for the Hardgoods category, you'll use your exceptional skills and knowledge of products and processes to bring innovative designs to completion. Your focus will be to develop quality, on-time, cost efficient for the Adventure Sports pillar of products that are an accurate reflection of our brands position as an industry leaders.

This position reports to the Lead Development Engineer and allows you the flexibility to work a hybrid schedule from your home, 2 days a week, and our Irvine, CA headquarters, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

As the Product Development Engineer, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Strive to create the most innovative and market leading hardgoods product possible. Products will be evaluated for success using the following criteria: Innovation, function, fit, comfort, relevance to brand identity, technology utilization, quality, aesthetics, timely completion, manufacturability and realized margins.
  • Closely work with Marketing and Design as a team to brainstorm innovative market leading ideas and concepts.
  • Prepare and present project information to the Design and Marketing teams for review and decision making.
  • Review and prioritize performance and style to properly incorporate them into products. Visualize performance and styling goals and create solutions to achieve them.
  • Perform CAD work both internally and with Vendor as appropriate from concept through production.
  • Working with Design and the vendor, create and evaluate functional prototypes to verify design intent.
  • Create and maintain project documentation such as 3D CAD files, engineering drawings, spec sheets, bill of materials, project schedules, etc.
  • Manage project scope and schedule to meet project deliverables and deadlines.
  • Develop cost analysis of design proposals, conduct vendor quotations, track project costs to meet product design goals under the guidance of a manager.
  • Deeply understand applicable safety standards and evaluate designs and solutions to meet them.
  • Visit vendor’s manufacturing facilities to sample and commercialize intended product design. Study vendor’s development techniques, production processes and technological capabilities to enhance professional knowledge, further vendor relationship and assist in the innovation of product design/development
  • Communicate internally and with international factories and vendors; both verbally and in writing critical and pertinent information that is needed in the development process.
  • Research and evaluate new materials, manufacturing processes and trends that may be used for product innovation.
  • Help to build and maintain a comprehensive materials and trims library.

You have:

  • 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years minimum consumer product development/engineering experience.
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude with a passion towards MX, MTB and Action Sports. Must be very creative, forward thinking, an energy giver - not a taker.
  • CAD experience, preferably proficient in Solidworks.
  • Experience engineering injection molds, working with plastic parts and 3D modeling
  • Knowledge of plastics, textiles, and embellishment techniques

Pay Range:

$75,300.00 - $112,900.00

The actual annual salary offered to a candidate will be based on variables including experience, geographic location, education, and skills/achievements, and will be mutually agreed upon at the time of offer.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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