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Sr. Product Development Engineer in Toronto, ON at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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Job Description

We are seeking a Product Development Engineer to join our client, an entertainment company in Toronto. As a Product Design Engineer, you will provide expertise in the early stages of product development, help evaluate the feasibility of new product concepts from an engineering perspective, defines how a toy should function, and ensure it would meet quality and safety requirements, launch timing and cost constraints. The ideal candidate will be a passionate designer who is looking to work in a busy and unique company culture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide mechanical, electronic, or mechatronics engineering expertise throughout the new product development
  • Examine parts/components to ascertain purpose, cost and value by utilizing knowledge of product design, development and cost engineering. Integrate budgetary considerations into evaluations
  • Detailed design of components and products for manufacturing
  • Participate in product brainstorming and help drive patented design solutions
  • Achieve “proof of concept” on products
  • Drive productivity by implementing design for manufacturing/assembly up front
  • Understand COGS breakdown for product and identify opportunities to reduce complexity and/or cost
  • Drive project schedules from concept to production start
  • Partner with responsible departments to ensure all projects are delivered on-cost, on-spec, on-time
  • Define and communicate product specifications to our global offices
  • Use MS Project to manage & track key deliverables and proactively resolve future issues to keep the product on track, on cost, and on specification
  • Improve efficiency in the engineering process through continuous improvement


  • 3-5 years in Product Engineering experience
  • BS in Mechanical, Mechantronic, or Electrical Engineering
  • Toy or consumer good experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership to drive innovative yet cost-effective design solutions
  • Experience with Remote Controlled Vehicle development and/or plastic products utilizing RF or IR communication
  • Experience working with/managing creative and engineering professionals both within and outside the company
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Experience with Solidworks.

If you are interested, please submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to:

Design Group Staffing would like to thank all candidates for their interest in this opportunity. Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview.

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