Senior Design Engineer - Road Bikes

Trek Bikes

Waterloo, WI, USA

Full time

Jun 17

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A bit about us: Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you’re on our team, you’re taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!

Position Summary: We’re looking for an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to grow our Road Bike Engineering team. Projects will span the road bike category. We’re looking for someone with diverse experience to provide a unique perspective. We want to learn from you as much as you learn from us. Do you have the humility and confidence to say, “I don’t know, but I’ll figure it out.”?  

  Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and conduct engineering research, design, and development tasks for composite and metallic frames and components, as well as injection molded frame parts.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Industrial Design throughout the development process 
  • Create and modify engineering specification packages to ensure products meet parameters 
  • Coordinate engineering activities with domestic and international design teammates 
  • Assist legal department with patents and related issues for new and existing product 
  • Travel as necessary both domestically and internationally (<10% time during normal times) 
  • Effectively balance multiple projects, responsibilities, and tasks 

  Must-Haves: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent 
  • 8+ years product development experience 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and engineering fundamentals 
  • Comfortable evaluating effort, setting/communicating expectations, and holding self-accountable to those expectations 
  • Able to communicate technical and timeline risk as needed 
  • Successful experience in a development effort through concept to production 
  • Experience using CAD modeling and analysis software (preferably Solidworks or OnShape) to create 3D models and 2D engineering drawings, including the ability to understand and apply GD&T methodology 
  • Strong foundation in engineering mechanics, design failure risk analysis, mechanical testing, and technical documentation 
  • Eagerness to take a hands-on approach to prototyping and problem solving when appropriate
  • Willingness to bring a creative approach to solving open-ended technical problems 
  • Attitude that fosters continuous improvement to product, processes, and self 

  Nice-to-Haves: 

  • 10+ years of product development experience 
  • Have led multiple project cycles from concepting through production 
  • Have brought multiple products to market 
  • Experience working closely with Industrial Design and Product Management
  • Experience orchestrating brainstorm or lessons learned sessions 
  • Systems engineering experience 
  • Composite design experience 
  • Electro-mechanical design experience 
  • Experience working with a global product development team 
  • Design for manufacturing experience using carbon and aluminum, tube forming, welding, forging, CNC, and casting along with a basic understanding of manufacturing costs 
  • Understanding of how to design plastic components with considerations of manufacturing process constraints, resin property, fitment, and fastening 
  • Experience mentoring more junior engineers 
  • Comfortable presenting/communication technical ideas to non-technical audiences 
  • Experience with SolidWorks, OnShape, Enovia, Workfront, ePDM 

  Trek Benefits: 

Flexible and fun company culture

Competitive health care

PPO & HDHP medical plan options, Dental insurance, Vision insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Free life insurance & optional term life insurance

Competitive vacation package

401(k) with match and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

12 weeks of maternity leave with 100% pay

Flexible holiday schedule – 10 company holidays

Tuition Reimbursement up to $15,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)

Employee discounts on all product

Deep partner retail discounts


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