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Design Engineer



Software Engineering, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Join our Engineering team at Helen of Troy and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar, Curlsmith, and Revlon. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere, in your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Position: Design Engineer

Department: OXO & Hydro Flask

Work Location: New York, NY, Hybrid (work 3 days onsite)

Hybrid Schedule: Helen of Troy associates enjoy the advantages and flexibility of a hybrid working model, allowing for in office 3 days minimum, and remote 2 days. Any changes to this working model would be communicated accordingly.

What you will be doing:

This highly creative individual will play a key role in supporting the business in the development of new products through the design of mechanisms, DFM, and the support of industrial design for the OXO & Hydro Flask brand.

  • Leads design-engineering segment of a project, working with-in the design team.

  • Work with industrial designers through the entire product development cycle.

  • Design product architecture through mechanical design solutions.

  • Create solutions that enhance a products performance and user experience.

  • Engineer solutions that integrate with the industrial design, manufacturable and within project budgets.

  • Generate CAD models and assemblies to evaluate and conceptualize how a product will be constructed.

  • Simulate use-case of products through prototyping, model-building, proof-of-concept mock-ups of mechanical subsystems or complete assemblies.

  • Share and present test results and design status with design team and managers, evaluating performance, project timeline, project risks, etc.

  • Design within the project brief, hitting target schedules, end goals, manufacturing, and cost.

  • Engineering support of new products from t1 through pilot/first production.

  • Understand, tackle, and prove out manufacturing methods (molding, fabrication, etc.) for each unique product and application.

  • Partner with manufacturing partners to refine assembly and manufacturing process to ensure manufactured product meets design specification, functional and visual criteria.

  • Communicate and work with project engineers when required to fix and resolve manufacturing issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of science, mechanical engineering or bachelor of industrial design

  • 1+ years relevant experience (combination of internship and/or work experience).

  • Portfolio in the form of PDF or website along with the application.

  • Exposure to new product design and engineering.

  • Experience with 3D CAD

  • Effective project management, collaboration and communication abilities.

  • Practical hands-on general workshop skills (hand-tools, power-tools, saws, drill-presses, grinders, etc.).

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consultancy background

  • Experience working in the consumer-goods realm

  • Experience with Asian manufacturing

  • Experience with Solidworks

  • Experience with prototyping and 3d printing

  • Previous exposure to product manufacturing; plastics and injection molded part design

In California, Colorado, and New York City, the standard base pay range for this role is $67,033.02 - $100,549.53 annually. This base pay range is specific to 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.

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.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

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.