Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Bell
Vista Outdoor - Bell
Scotts Valley, CA, USA
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
Apply online: http://vistaoutdoors.contacthr.com/80024261
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