Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Bell

Vista Outdoor - Bell

Scotts Valley, CA, USA

Full time

Feb 8

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Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Bell

We are looking for talent & grit that can channel their ideas into product made to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. Bell is powered by innovation that continuously provides new tech and fun to helmets and riding. Bell prides itself on being first in the future of technology breakthroughs that combine both functionality and performance. A dominant leader in multiple channels, Bell seeking those will to participate in the roots of protecting daring athletes as they stretch what is possible on mountain bikes, motorcycles, and beyond.

Bell is seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer to join our product development team. This position will be responsible for engineering individual products and complete product lines of moderate to extreme levels of difficulty, complexity or breadth of scope or for which few precedents exist through the use of shape, accent details, color, ergonomics and other design techniques in coordination with other cross-functional teams. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will be in charge of all product validation and testing associated with the development group including Lab Testing as well as Field Testing, this will include protocol development & establishment.

Essential Job Functions:

   Work closely with Sales, Product Marketing, Industrial Design & Development staff to conceptualize new product ideas based on an understanding of competitive products and market needs

   Direct the efforts of the Validation & Engineering team & assist within the product development process

   Direct the efforts of inside and outside resources to ensure proper product validation

   Coordinate research regarding materials and constructions for all projects

   Develop the mechanical aspects of new products working in conjunction with industrial designers to combine function and aesthetics into innovative and market leading products

   Create sketches, drawings and specifications to translate ideas into models and working prototypes

   Create and maintain design documentation such as engineering drawings, product and material specifications, bill of materials, etc. to assure quality in product designs

   Create testing protocols and ensure proper testing procedures to ensure delivery of quality products to the market

   Provide direction to the Lab Technician

   Develop and evaluate designs relative to applicable safety standards

   Test functional prototypes to verify design intent through virtual or physical methods

   Work with the Commercialization team and Operations departments to improve cost and ease of manufacturing throughout development and after product launch

   Acknowledge that your work affects the quality level of the final product

   Keep informed of the latest developments in the field by reading trade journals, individual contacts and attendance at appropriate meetings and/or trade shows

   Take on minor, major and platform level projects

   Provide mentorship to Staff

Education and Training:

   4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or equivalent work experience

   6+ years prior experience in a similar position

   Computer experience and knowledge of Microsoft applications required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

   Advanced CAD experience preferable, preferably proficient in Solidworks

   Mechanical expertise in common manufacturing techniques including injection and compression molding, composites, vacuum forming

   Competence and familiarity Lab equipment and testing

   Competence in protocol development

Skills and Abilities:

   Foster Partnerships - Building partnerships with internal customers

   Promote Teamwork - Utilizing the power of the team over individual contributions; Appreciating the Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Design / Validation & development relationship

   Effective Communication - Clear communication to internal and external customers in multiple formats

   Approachability - Always open to the needs of your team and customers

   Project Management- Strong organizational skills, acute attention to detail to ensure timely delivery of projects.

   Fostering Innovation - looking beyond the norm in developing new product or practices and embracing necessary change

   Problem Solving - Effectively analyzing all aspects of a problem, gathering necessary data, consulting others, making an informed decision and communicating it to the appropriate people

   Self-Sufficient - Acting with intelligence, self-direction and accuracy.

   Alignment with Company Objectives and Priorities - Considering financial impact and resource loading before engaging in new activities and monitoring progress throughout development

   Managing Project Complexity - Ability to execute minor, major and platform level projects from start to finish

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

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Vista Outdoor - Bell

Vista Outdoor Inc. is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets.