At Hasbro, we are looking for people who are passionate about impacting the future of play and entertainment. We seek individuals who are committed, curious, creative, and who are eager to keep imagination alive on teams that play together and create together. Our values – community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion – help cultivate inspiring, diverse workplaces where teams are built on positivity as much as productivity, and where individuals can do work they love with people they enjoy on brands they believe in, all for a company driven by greater purpose.
The Entertainment Preschool development team is seeking an Associate Project Engineer.
In this position you will be responsible for supporting and driving the engineering development of products for Entertainment Preschool, ensuring adherence to performance, cost, quality, and schedule, while managing risk. Our diverse product offering for each property ranges from small action figures, to mechanized vehicles, to mid-priced electronic items and to large playsets.
Utilizing solid communication, problem solving, mechanical engineering, 3D CAD, as well as prototype modeling skills, you will function as the engineering lead from initial concept through early delivery. You will collaborate with diverse multi-functional teams at our Rhode Island offices and facilitate success of our product development partners globally. You will improve the product development process by identifying and implementing innovative solutions that will deliver on product objectives (cost, technical, and schedule). As part of the development team, you will be actively involved in defining the initial product, leading exploration of new materials and new processes, and developing and defining product and functional specifications.
A day in the life of an Associate Project Engineer at Hasbro…
Independently manage the overall project and technical development efforts of .products ensuring performance, quality, cost and schedule success.
Innovate to find the way around cost, schedule, or product performance problems no one in Hasbro has solved before!
Partner with internal and external multi-functional teams, especially overseas development counterparts and manufacturing vendors, on product development topics as needed.
Working closely with Cost Engineering, you will estimate product costs, evaluate vendor quotes, recommend options for cost reductions and drive team to cost decisions.
Anticipate, analyze, resolve and where necessary highlight project issues throughout all stages of the product development cycle.
What you’ll bring…
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Master’s Degree a plus
0-5 years experience working in the toy and/or consumer goods industry preferred, particularly experience in preschool or juvenile products
Creative engineering thought process to find the best solutions from sources inside and outside Hasbro
Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and cost analysis
Experience developing products to be manufactured in high volume offshore manufacturing environments is preferred
Ability to interpret quality, safety and reliability standards and guide the team accordingly
Ability to assess, communicate and support mitigation of technical risks
Strong communication skills are essential to clearly communicate product designs to technical and non-technical team members, many with English as a second language
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