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Product Engineer, OXO



New York County, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Join our OXO Team at Helen of Troy as a Product Engineer and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

At OXO, we're on a quest to make every day better. For 30 years, we've made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we're going to make it happen, even if it hasn't been done before - especially if it hasn't been done before. If you've ever thought, "There's got to be a better way to do this," then you belong here.

We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn't just a buzzword at OXO, it's a way of life. With a guest speaker series covering topics like service robots and crafting hard-to-write letters, book and bike clubs, volunteering opportunities, luau-themed happy hours, and summer outings to theme parks, we like coming to work every day, and think you should, too.

Hybrid Schedule: Our NYC team has transitioned back to working in the office on a regular hybrid schedule. At present, most team members are expected in the office every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Work Location – 601 West 26th Street, Suite 910, New York, NY 10001

What you’ll be doing:

Evaluates and advises functional and technical aspects of new product design in cooperation with outside design firms. Drives new product quality and functions in cooperation with manufacturing partners. Improves existing product function and quality. Solves quality problems with existing products.

  • Critiques designs received from design firms, including reviews of designs provided as CAD files and solicits feedback from factories.

  • Inputs changes, sends required changes to the design firm, and discusses changes with the design firm.

  • Aids in the review process, as well as, orders and produces design prototypes.

  • Reviews pre-production samples from the factory.

  • Submits samples of the product after the factory begins producing a design.

  • Reviews samples and provides input about required changes.

  • Approves the project for production when the samples have reached an acceptable level of quality.

  • Reviews designs with the factory, involving answering factory questions on the design and deciding whether the requested changes are reasonable.

  • Meets with the design firms to provide design input concerning design decisions related to cost and manufacturing.

  • Prepares designs for quoting and reviews quotes, including producing parts lists (i.e., BOM's) for products, manufacturing documentation, any questions or notes, and making decisions about material types and manufacturing methods. Reviews quotes and compares quotes from different vendors.

  • Designs product testing procedures and conducts testing. Ensures that a product meets standards of performance and quality. Performs standard testing, i.e., drop testing and other testing specifically crafted around the task of a particular product.

  • Contemplates and develops new product concepts. Builds a prototype of the product and has the design completed by a design firm or fully designs the product to be produced by a factory

  • Works with the quality team to solve problems that arise with products that are already in production.

  • Identifies issues with products already in production and develops and implements fixes or improvements.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly through sketches and email (including to others where English is their 2nd language)

  • Ability to work well as part of a larger team

  • A strong curiosity about building a culture of trust, integrity, and performance

  • Desire to make a true impact on the organization through engineering

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience relevant to this role

  • Good working knowledge of plastic materials, injection molding, sheet metal, and die casting.

  • Experience with SolidWorks or Pro-E.

  • Intermediate knowledge of either Pro/Engineer or SolidWorks CAD software.

  • General shop and prototyping skills, including drilling, gluing, sanding, spray painting, etc.

  • Ability to travel to China as needed (5%)

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with global teams and products manufactured in Asia

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, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

In California, Colorado, and New York City, the standard base pay range for this role is $60,259 - 117,280 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.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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.