Job Title

Product Engineer

Lovevery is a fast-growing brand co-founded by successful entrepreneurs and based in Boise, Idaho. Our customers are parents, and our mission is to help them feel confident they are giving their children meaningful development experiences in the critical early years of life. Taking a science-based approach, Lovevery products have won awards from Red Dot, Parents’ Choice, and NAPPA. TIME Magazine named The Play Kits as one of the Best Inventions of 2018.

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer with entrepreneurial ambitions and a very strong academic record to back them up. We make premium products for child development and play, and we need a rock star to help our engineering team commercialize more than 70 products per year. The job responsibilities include technical development of a variety of products, from conceptual stages through design, validation testing and manufacturing. You might be a great catch for us if you have a solid engineering skill set, exceptional communication skills, thorough attention to detail, and a strong understanding of mechanics of materials.

Key Attributes of top Candidates

Incredible Attention to Detail – You have strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. You have perfectionist tendencies and catch the mistakes that others miss.

Analytical Problem Solving – You have a natural ability to assess problems, develop creative solutions, and make sound decisions

Intrinsic Humble Hustle – You are a go-getter who makes things happen. You’re aware you don’t know everything, are willing to learn new things and have an idea/methodology to go about learning new things. We are raising the bar for our customers every day which requires all of us to continuously grow and learn.

Strong Collaborator and Communicator – You’ll be working in a world-class, cross-functional team where strong communication and collaboration will be a key part of your success. You are well versed in technical language, but you can also simplify technical concepts to communicate with a non-technical audience when necessary

Project Management – Work ethic, responsiveness, and results orientation matter in every role at Lovevery. You demonstrate strong planning skills and project management skills to quickly drive a variety of different designs to manufacturing, simultaneously

Compensation

  • Competitive salary, benefits, and stock options package

Job Description

  • Create and collaborate with Design and Engineering teams to develop children's toys and products that promote early stage development
  • Manage Engineering development efforts to improve existing product line
  • Evaluate designs relative to strict safety, regulatory and performance requirements
  • Generate 3D CAD models and photo realistic renderings to communicate designs
  • Manage drawing database and file storage systems to maintain version control
  • Prepare engineering drawings and technical documentation for manufacturing
  • Manage manufacturing design changes for legacy SKUs
  • Design and perform product characterization tests for new and existing products
  • Work directly with suppliers to evaluate designs and optimize for manufacturing
  • Organize manufacturing bills of materials
  • Evaluate manufacturing quotations and partners in overseas locations (travel expected)
  • Apply problem solving techniques and Root Cause Analysis to troubleshoot manufacturing issues
  • Provide technical support for a cross-functional startup team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with outstanding academic track record
  • 3+ years of experience in Engineering or related field
  • 500+ hrs CAD experience (Solidworks preferred)
  • Superior understanding of mechanics and materials
  • Sound understanding of polymers and design for injection molding
  • Natural skill with, experience in, and love of model making and prototyping
  • Proven application of drafting standards and practices
  • Exceptional technical writing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • Thorough understanding of GD&T

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with children & child development
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing methods for wood, textiles and metal
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • DFMEA & Root Cause Analysis
  • Experience with rapid prototyping and 3D manufacturing
  • Photo-realistic rendering tool capabilities (Keyshot or similar)
  • Experience with packaging design

Additional Attributes

  • Genuinely self-motivated
  • Proven resourcefulness and resilience
  • Entrepreneurial personality

Other

Overseas and domestic travel required