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Senior Product Design Engineer

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

Lakeshore Learning Materials is one of the most innovative manufacturers of educational materials in the country. Specializing in top-quality products for the home and classroom, we are a thriving multichannel organization with a robust web business, multiple catalogs for early learning and elementary programs, over 60 store locations and a sales force that is second to none. Thanks to the daily contributions of the amazing people who make up our team, Lakeshore has experienced continuous growth since the day it was founded in 1954.

Job Description

We are currently searching for an experienced Senior Product Design Engineer to work on-site at our Carson headquarters with the flexibility to work from home depending on design stage. In this position, you will interact directly with a variety of departments to deliver production-ready designs, and you will provide solutions for design and manufacturing issues. Successful candidates will have a broad range of knowledge about manufacturing and production. Lakeshore is a highly collaborative environment, so be prepared to work constructively and efficiently with both internal and external partners!

A Day In The Office Looks Like This

  • Provide engineering expertise and feedback at product development meetings
  • Provide detailed responses for product and technical requests
  • Build proof-of-concept models and prototypes using in-house 3-D printers
  • Design consumer products in SOLIDWORKS with a focus on function, safety, durability, aesthetic and cost
  • Establish and maintain internal relationships and promote teamwork
  • Ensure quality engineering outcomes in response to development, hardware, manufacturing and operational requirements
  • Perform stress-analysis tests on components to ensure durability
  • Work in multiple modalities (i.e., wood, metal, plastics, electronics)
    Qualifications

    Skills and background? Here's what we're looking for:
    • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
    • 7+ years of engineering experience
    • Proven experience creating and analyzing intricate designs in SOLIDWORKS; advanced modeling and surfacing techniques
    • Experience in selecting and specifying materials such as plastics, metals, wood, textiles and foams
    • Broad range of knowledge about manufacturing and production (injection molding, blow molding, tooling design, furniture and metal fabrication, etc.)
    • Experience in manufacturing (i.e., validating vendors, making assembly SOPs, in-process inspections, manufacturing layouts, problem-solving production issues/defects)
    • Strong design sensibilities (ability to meet aesthetic, functional, safety, durability and cost expectations)
    • Strong root cause analysis skills with ability to quickly find workable solutions
    • Knowledge of structural packaging design a plus
    • Ability to produce quality work under demanding deadlines
    • Ability to provide course correction as needed
    • Superb written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail including schedule adherence
    • Bilingual ability a plus (Mandarin and/or Cantonese)
      Additional Information

      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • Exceptional training and support, and all the resources you need to be successful
      • Super-awesome annual profit bonus plan
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount
      • Casual dress---and we really mean it
        At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences, and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families, and children we serve.

        We couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
        People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.

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