Product Engineer (Operations)
Join us at Helen of Troy as our Product Engineer, Operations (hybrid work onsite in New York and from home), and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands, including our 9 leadership brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!
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Work Location: New York, NY (position is not remote)
What you will be doing:
The Product Engineer is tasked with supporting lifecycle management and continuous improvement activities for currently produced products by partnering with the Operations Team. This includes lab testing of product samples, prototyping, maintaining CAD & documentation, developing/improving processes, and collaborating with manufacturing partners.
Review and update CAD & documentation of existing products in preparation of creating new production tooling. Then review and approve tooling drawings.
Implement test plans to prove design functionality, durability, manufacturability, and reliability of parts from new tools
Create prototypes to validate changes
Design experiments to test finished products and individual components
Design and build test apparatuses to suit specific needs
Record, file, share, and present test results
Communicate with and guide international manufacturing partners
On-board new manufacturing partners by communicating and reinforcing company processes, requirements, and expectations
Collaborate with project managers, quality team, manufacturing engineers, and product teams to ensure product and project goals are met
Identify and implement product improvements and cost-savings initiatives
Travel to manufacturing partners and other Helen of Troy offices (15%)
Skills needed to be successful in this role:
Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Effective project management, collaboration, and communication abilities
Ability to communicate ideas clearly through sketches and email (including to others where English is their 2nd language)
Energetic, enthusiastic, collaborative team-player
Desire to make a true impact on the organization through engineering
Bachelor’s Degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or a relevant industry.
Proven hands-on experience in a professional product development or engineering environment.
Experience with CAD (SolidWorks or Creo), prototyping, and 3D printing.
Previous exposure to product manufacturing: plastic injection, sheet metal work, silicone molding, and die-casting.
Computer skills: MS Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
2-4 years relevant experience
Molded part design experience.
Experience working in the consumer-goods realm.
Experience with Asian and North American manufacturing and sourcing.
In California, Colorado, and New York City, the standard base pay range for this role is $55,796 - $108,593 annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, and New York City and may not be applicable to other locations. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to location, experience, skill level, and performance. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees.
Benefits: Salary + Bonus, Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Charitable (volunteer) Leave, and Educational Assistance.
Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.
Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.
We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.
Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.
We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.