• Principal Mechanical Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
  • Overview

    Otter Products is currently recruiting for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Engineering team! As the Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will lead the design of innovative and premium protective solutions for consumer products.   Intrigued? Keep reading….


    The successful candidate will have experience using Product Data Management and/or Product Lifecycle Management software (ePDM, Agile, PLM, etc) and a thorough understanding and proficiency in design platforms (SolidWorks preferred).  In addition, you must have incredible attention to detail and a high degree of flexibility and ability to work in a fast paced and continuously changing environment.  Does this sound like you? If so, Otter Products may be a great place to grow your career!


    About Otter Products:


    From our founder’s garage in 1998 to the global technology leader we are today, Otter Products continues to drive growth through innovation. Our industry-leading brands, OtterBox and LifeProof lead the way to help people do more and go more places with technology in hand. Otter Products is a global company of more than 900 Otters (employees) with offices in Fort Collins, Colo., San Diego, Calif., Hong Kong, Munich, Germany and Cork, Ireland. Our mission is simple – We Grow to Give which comes to life by way of our charitable arm, the OtterCares Foundation. From innovation and engineering to community and culture – growing to give is at the heart of everything we do.


    For more information visit otterproducts.com.


    • Lead the design of innovative, premium protective solutions for consumer products in the time frame allowed
    • Ensure that new products meet all customer requirements
    • Lead engineers in progress from ambiguity (e.g., a rough sketch) to solidified concept
    • Leverage existing design standards to develop parts and assemblies in SolidWorks optimized for injection molding and other high-volume manufacturing processes.
    • Maintain series design standards and provide content updates
    • Plan and estimate engineering development tasks including design cycle, prototype fabrication, testing/validation and project documentation
    • May act as a point of contact for and manage the relationship of external and internal customers
    • Lead design reviews and guide less experienced engineers in utilizing results of reviews to improve part quality, cost, manufacturability and time-to-market
    • Solicit feedback from tooling and manufacturing engineers, applying proper design for manufacturability
    • Interface with cross functional teams, escalate concerns and drive solutions for these concerns
    • Ensure time-to-market goals are achieved and stakeholders updated at regular intervals
    • Work with internal and external parties to build and test prototypes/engineering samples.
    • Select alternative design directions when needed and implement rapidly
    • Ensure time-to-market goals are achieved
    • Other duties as required


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.
    • Minimum ten years of engineering design experience required, including six years of SolidWorks experience preferred
    • Experience with injection molding and plastic part design preferred


    Otter Products is an equal employment opportunity employer (EEO).


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