Helmet Design Engineer
Trek Bicycle Corporation - Waterloo, WI

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Helmet Design Engineer

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The Helmet Design Engineer is responsible for developing meaningful and innovative helmets that inspire cyclists and lead the industry. A successful candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for innovation who is capable of prioritizing and managing activities according to project timelines.
  • Plan, conduct, and lead mechanical engineering research, design and development projects related to helmets from initial concept through production.
  • Collaborate with industrial designers, product managers, CAD specialists, packaging designers, graphic designers, project managers, manufacturing engineers, and suppliers to develop and execute new projects.
  • Create and approve all engineering documentation for projects including: test plans, FMEAs, 2d and 3d CAD data, design review checklists, and various other forms of product lifecycle data.
  • Analysis of all new designs as required to predict product performance such as weight, strength, impact resistance, and ergonomics.
  • Benchmark current and competitive products using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Manage ride testing for projects and utilize feedback to develop and implement design refinements.
  • Work with 3rd party test facility to achieve required testing certifications.
  • Work with foreign and domestic manufacturers in conjunction with manufacturing and quality engineers to get products ready for production.
  • Work with engineering team to help continuously improve products and processes and make the team stronger.
  • Brainstorm new concepts and ideas for our products and work to gain insight for the needs of the consumer.
  • Travel both domestically and abroad to support manufacturing of product and conduct research.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years of experience. Outstanding recent graduates will also be considered.
  • Attitude that fosters positive thinking, flexibility, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Mindset that “quality” is everyone’s business.
  • High degree of motivation to innovate and explore new concepts that can give Trek advantages over the competition.
  • Experience with plastics and injection molded part design.
  • Ability to fabricate basic prototypes in a shop environment.
  • Proficient planning and organizing skills and the ability to adhere to project timelines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience creating engineering drawings.
  • SolidWorks experience is a plus.
  • Helmet design experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with international cultures and vendors is a plus.
  • Travel: 10%

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