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Design Engineer

Helen of Troy/ Hydro Flask k

Bend, OR

Sep 17
Job Description

Join our Hydro Flask Team as a Design Engineer and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day. As the world's premier company for insulated products, Hydro Flask began with a challenge: to create a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment. It had to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. Period.

Do you love unique problems and challenges? We are a group of hard-working people and outdoor enthusiasts who are constantly putting our products to the test and delivering "ahh" experiences to engaged consumers worldwide. We live our brand values every day, supporting a reliable, playful, adaptive, honest, inclusive, and unconventional culture where employees can learn, thrive, and grow!

Our Hydro Flask Team is based in breathtaking Bend, Oregon. There is a desert to the East of town and mountains to the West. Our geography says a lot about who we are. We bike, ski, swim, do yoga, run, hike, and play outside. We grill and share kombucha and growlers in our backyards. We go for it wholeheartedly. That may sound like the weekend, but that is how we live every day of the year. We also offer a casual and dog-friendly environment!


What you will be doing:

Our highly creative Design Engineer will play a key role in supporting the business in the development of new products through the design of mechanisms and the supporting of industrial design for the Hydro Flask brand.
Leads design-engineering segment of a project, working with-in the design team.
Work with industrial designers through the entire product development cycle.
Design product architecture through mechanical design solutions.
Create solutions that enhance a products performance and user experience.
Engineer solutions that integrate with the industrial design, manufacturable and within project budgets.
Generate CAD models and assemblies to evaluate and conceptualize how a product will be constructed.
Simulate use-case of products through prototyping, model-building, proof-of-concept mock-ups of mechanical subsystems or complete assemblies.
Share and present test results and design status with design team and managers, evaluating performance, project timeline, project risks, etc.
Design within the project brief, hitting target schedules, end goals, manufacturing, and cost.
Engineering support of new products from t1 through pilot/first production.
Understand, tackle, and prove out manufacturing methods (molding, fabrication, etc.) for each unique product and application.
Partner with manufacturing partners to refine assembly and manufacturing process to ensure manufactured product meets design specification, functional and visual criteria.
Communicate and work with project engineers when required to fix and resolve manufacturing issues.


Skills needed to be successful in this role:

Effective project management, collaboration and communication abilities.
Ability to articulate ideas in a significant and logical manner.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with the team.
Strong creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to think outside the box.



Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Design
1+ years of experience in the Design Engineering field
Experience with 3D CAD
Exposure to new product design and engineering
Portfolio along with the submission of application.
Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with SolidWorks
Experience with prototyping and 3D printing
Exposure to product manufacturing; plastics and injection molded parts.
Experience with Asian manufacturing
Experience working in the consumer-goods realm
Consultancy background
Background in industrial design




Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

Helen of Troy/ Hydro Flask

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy (NASDAQ: HELE) is leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well recognized and widely trusted brands – our 8 leadership brands include: OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR® Hot Tools®, and Drybar®.

We have 3 business segments-

Housewares: Provides a broad range of products to help with food preparation, cooking, cleaning, organization, beverage service, and other tasks to ease everyday living for families.

Health and Home: Provides healthcare and home comfort products.

Beauty: Provides personal care, beauty care, and wellness products including hair styling appliances, grooming tools, hair accessories, and liquid/solid/powder based personal care products.

We employ over 1,500 full-time employees across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. We also utilize temporary, part-time, and seasonal employees as needed.