Helmet Design Engineer
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%
Trek Bicycle Corporation - 19 months ago