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Job Description

At quip, we design and deliver delightful products and services that keep your mouth healthy and we are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to help continue with this growth.

The ideal candidate can confidently build our product portfolio, including both existing and in-process mechatronic products. You will dive deep into materials, methods, and innovate entirely new production methodology to support innovative products that the team invents together. You will be operating on a team of 6 designers and engineers to make real and aggressive product roadmaps that impact hundreds of thousands of quip subscribers.  You’ll work with complex assemblies across multiple disciplines and contribute engineering rigor to the concepting, prototyping, and design of our newest products. Those projects will involve advanced sensors and PCBAs, precision CNC, high-cavitation plastic injection, and world-class tier 1 CMs. You’ll mostly work out of our DUMBO Brooklyn office, but with the option to troubleshoot problems in-person with foreign teams local in India, South China and other territories.  You should be familiar with factory environments, international supplier relationships, and working past language barriers to communicate nuanced concepts.

quip’s Innovation Team prides itself on creative problem solving that bucks most ordinary practice. When we envision a product with unparalleled user experience, it requires a rigor of method, a depth of intelligence, and a penchant for delight not found in everyday products. If you’re ridiculously passionate about good design and good engineering, we want to talk.

Engineer a variety of parts and mechanisms, designing cost-consciously around mold making, materials, actions, cycle times, and part weight.
Communicate cross-funtionally with Customer Experience, Logistics, and Operations teams to collaborate on product quality and problem solving across the entire organization.
Communicate findings clearly, with a mind to condense and clarify a mixture of inputs
Comfort with making up to 4 international trips (or more) per year to break ground on production issues with suppliers on-site.
Assist in engineering documentation, including change orders
Knowledge and experience with FEA, mold flow, and other simulation methods to improve our molding processes
Solidworks – high proficiency with surfacing, top-down modeling, simulation, assemblies, and 2D drafting
Excel and Matlab for analysis
Knowledge of, materials, process, assembly, electronics, and production methods
3-4 years of experience in engineering, with a focus on packaged consumer goods
Experience conceptualizing, designing, and optimizing a variety of mechanisms.
Strong sense of high-volume data as an input to engineering analysis
Ability to deftly and rapidly create proof-of-concept and cosmetic prototypes using a mix of existing products, hand work, and in-house 3D printing (Form 2 SLA and FDM).
Understanding of 2D prints, tolerance stack-up analysis, and complications arising from high-cavitation mold making.
Expertise with final fit and finish that provides unparalleled user experience across every snap, hinge, button, and parting line.
Understanding of mold making, both its opportunities and challenges
Comfort with rapid development cycles and ability to remain flexible in the face of ambiguity; Our rapid pace of innovation means our design thinking is constantly in flux
Knowledge of DFM best practices and real-world practicalities
Strong project management skills to manage a very broad set of tasks and responsibilities
Bonus Qualifications:

Fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese dialects
Experience with IPX qualified products that require defense against moisture ingress
High cavitation, plastic, injection molding experience
Experience with metal CNC, flow forming, spin forming, anodizing, bead blasting, coating, and other finish processes
You'll be working in a high energy, fast paced environment helping us make oral care simple and effective!
An office located in the heart of DUMBO with breathtaking views of Manhattan Bridge
Fully covered health insurance (with an option to opt into a premium internal dental program)
Commuter benefits for parking & transit
Offer competitive paid parental leave policy for qualifying employees
Flexible work from home options
Open vacation policy
Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
Fully stocked kitchen with snacks (make sure to use your quip after snacking!)
Your very own quip with an unlimited subscription plan
The opportunity to help us make oral care more simple, effective and accessible!

We're looking for full time candidates. You should be local in the NYC area and able to work with us in-office on a daily basis in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.


Most of us aren’t brushing our teeth correctly, either because we don’t know how to do it right, or because we just don’t feel like it. At quip, we design delightful products and experiences to help you care for your mouth better. Our initial product is a beautifully simple electric toothbrush and toothpaste that was featured by Time Magazine as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2016. With refill brush heads and toothpaste arriving on a 3-monthly schedule, we are now growing our product line with that same standard of design. We pride ourselves on great design and our brand values of simplicity, honesty and accessibility are applied throughout our community.

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