Otter Products

Product Test Engineer - Mechanical

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego


Otter Products is currently recruiting for a Test Engineer to join our Quality Engineering team in San Diego, CA! Intrigued? Keep reading… 


The Test Engineer works closely with the cross-functional product development teams to facilitate product testing to internal and external performance/quality requirements for our products across our brands OtterBox, LifeProof and Liviri.  

As a Test Engineer, you will use concepts and business objectives to participate in the design and execution of tests to ensure Otter Products core products and new technologies meet demanding criteria and superior standards.  In this role, you are responsible for understanding and interpreting test requirements as well as consulting with product teams to recommend performance and quality requirements. 



The successful candidate will be someone who is organized and detailed! If you are someone who loves to work in a fast paced environment, 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, LifeProof and Liviri 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. 

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  • Responsible for understanding and interpreting test requirements, designing and executing test plans accordingly, researching and developing test methods, establishing test protocols and their associated work instructions, analyzing test results and data, making determinations of pass/fail criteria, and communicating results.  
  • Performs tests directly and assigns testing to others (test technicians, associate test engineers, test interns), providing coaching and direction as necessary. Identifies areas for efficiency improvements within the team and in all aspects of their job and leads the implementation of these improvements. 
  • Actively supports and champions Lean Transformation and continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Create and execute Design Validation Test (DVT) plans. 
  • Support all of the organization’s product testing needs including (but not limited to): Fit and function compatibility, shock and drop, environmental exposure, water and dust ingress, mechanical cycling, material property testing 
  • Ensures product testing to internal and external performance/quality requirements 
  • Trains, supervises, and mentors others on commonly used systems and processes as well as ensures compliance with test, safety, and security procedures 
  • Support and maintain a positive safety culture by following all safety policies and procedures and actively contributing to a safe working environment 
  • Other duties as required 


  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or related engineering degree required. Experience in lieu of degree may be considered. 
  • Minimum of five years of work experience required. Applicable engineering experience preferred. 

 Otter Products is an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOC). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

For US Based Roles Only - Compensation Range Minimum

USD $74,400.00/Yr.

For US Based Roles Only - Compensation Range Maximum

USD $93,000.00/Yr.

Additional Total Rewards

Sign on bonus may be considered, if applicable, for relocation, Benefits Eligible - Full Time- check out for more info, Profit Sharing Program Eligible


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