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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

Mattel/GBT Fisher-Price New York, NY

New York, NY
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description

Project Product Dev Engineer

* Manage and facilitate the complete lifecycle and development process of assigned products ensuring completion of all product related activities, deliverables and documentation by the cross-functional team.
* Provide engineering direction and technical support to a cross-functional product development team.
* Support the team with early guidance of concept feasibility and cost-effective product manufacturing and assembly recommendations.
* Ensure products meet cost, schedule, performance, and safety and product integrity goals at each milestone and that each product is ready and turned-over to the manufacturing source when required.
* Estimate costs for early design concepts in order to facilitate cost/feature balance decisions.
* Drive cost reduction efforts as required.
* Oversee construction of control drawings, exploded views and product CAD files created by Mechanical Design or outside vendor. Guide wall thickness, fastener selection, assembly methods and etc.
* Understand how changes in the schedule affect availability and what potential options exist to avoid delays.
* Drive resolution of open issues that may impact milestone realization or lifecycle advancement.
* Responsible for initial bill of materials, preliminary tool plan, ensuring proper documentation, and issuing change orders to advance lifecycle phase of product and dependent items.
* Keep up to date on current manufacturing capabilities and limitations of vendors and plants.
* Present applicable new technologies to team.
* Create and present innovative concepts for consideration that are cost effective and manufactural.
* Recommend new materials and processes that may be used in creating unique and competitively advantaged product. Present applicable new technologies to team.

Experience, Education & Skills

* A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or related field (or equivalent)
* 5-7 years of engineering experience
* Proactive self-starter with a strong problem solving ability and creative mindset.
* Strong project management and time management skills with ability to drive others to efficiently complete assigned tasks as well as yourself.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work within cross-functional global team.
* Plastic part and mechanism design experience. Knowledge of consumer product safety regulations.
* High-volume consumer product experience is preferred.
* Working knowledge of the production environment including mold build, molding, decoration, assembly and pack-out.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

About Us
Fisher-Price, Inc. is a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) with offices located in East Aurora, N.Y. and New York, N.Y. Fisher-Price is one of the most trusted brands in babygear, infant and preschool toys, and conducts business in 150 countries around the world, producing toys in more than 40 languages. Child development expertise coupled with innovation is reflected in the company s best-known brands including Laugh & Learn , Little People , Power Wheels , and Imaginext . We re also a leading developer of character-based toys for children s programming such as Thomas & Friends , Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. For more information, visit (U.S.) and (Canada) or connect with Fisher-Price on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer