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Senior Product Development Engineer

Requisition ID: 9202219904511_1
Location: Van Nuys, CA, US
Date posted: Jul 10, 2024

About Little Tikes Company:

Little Tikes, a division of MGA Entertainment, is a leader in plastic molded toys, dedicated to creating high-quality products that inspire children's imagination.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Product Development Engineer, you'll manage products from design to production, oversee multiple projects, and ensure product quality, cost-efficiency, and timely delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

– Design Collaboration: Vet designs for cost, safety, manufacturability, and usability.

– Cost Analysis: Conduct costing exercises for components, labor, and packaging.

– Bid Packages: Create and send bid packages to vendors.

– CAD Development: Build and validate 3D tooling CAD for US products.

– Packaging Support: Suggest packaging dimensions and validate usability.

– Make vs Buy Analysis: Assist in production method decisions.

– Schedule Management: Track schedules for US and Asia-produced items.

– Technical Documentation: Write Tooling Approval Requests and manage Engineering Change Requests.

– Compliance and QA: Ensure products meet safety standards and manage testing.

– Production Support: Verify parts, instruct factory staff, and assist with inspections.

– Productivity Improvements: Drive cost reductions and productivity savings.


– B.S. in Mechanical or Polymer Engineering.

– Experience with Pro Engineer Creo or SolidWorks.

– Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

– Knowledge of Roto, Blow, and Injection molding processes.

– Strong analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.

– Availability for virtual meetings with HK team members.

Why Join Little Tikes?

– Competitive Salary: Based on experience.

– Benefits: Health insurance, 401K, and paid time off.

– Professional Growth: Career advancement opportunities.

– Innovative Environment: Be part of a creative and innovative team.

Application Process:

Submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience to [Your Contact Email or Application Link].

Little Tikes Company is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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