Sr. Project Engineer - Nerf

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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States, 02861

Company: Hasbro

At Hasbro, we’re changing the face of play and entertainment.  We’re looking for people who want to explore, experiment and innovate to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of Community, Passion, Integrity, Creativity and Inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.

The Hasbro Nerf development team is adding a Sr. Project Engineer to our team. This person will be responsible for driving the engineering development of Nerf Blasters, designing to meet product performance, cost, quality, and schedule while managing risk. Utilizing proven communication, problem solving, engineering and computer skills, you will be the engineering lead from initial concept through production start. You will collaborate with diverse multi-functional teams at our Rhode Island headquarters and will communicate with product development partners around the globe. You will add value to the product development process by identifying and implementing innovative methods and solutions that will deliver on product objectives by providing the most cost-effective engineering direction. As part of the development team, we are looking for you to be actively involved in defining the initial product, managing the builds of proof-of-concept models, exploring new materials and new process, developing, and defining product specifications. This is an awesome opportunity to help drive the decision-making process throughout entire product innovation cycle!


A Day in the Life


  • Independently lead the overall project and technical development efforts of multiple products ensuring performance, quality, cost and schedule alignment.
  • Perform technical feasibility assessment on new product concepts.
  • Collaborate with development team, including Design, Marketing, and various technical support groups.
  • Lead communication with internal and external multi-functional teams, including overseas development counterparts and manufacturing vendors, on all product engineering related topics.
  • Working closely with our Cost Engineering team, you will estimate product costs, evaluate vendor quotes, recommend options for cost reductions and drive team to cost decisions.
  • You will have the opportunity to propose viable options either through drawings, sketches, breadboard models or other means. We encourage an in-house, hands-on approach to problem solving in lieu of simply reporting problems to our vendors.
  • Evaluate new samples as they arrive, review with the team and quickly turn around comments for improvement back to our overseas partners.
  • Be able to anticipate, analyze, resolve and know when to escalate project issues.
  • Actively seek ways to continually improve design efficiencies while meeting or exceeding established industry quality standards.


What you'll bring



Education/Experience Required

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent Engineering degree).
  • 5-10 years of experience working in the toy and/or consumer goods industry.
  • Demonstrated success in driving multiple projects in a fast-paced, high volume, dynamic business environment.
  • Microsoft 0365 software suite a plus.


Critical Skills Required

  • Working knowledge of CAD (Solidworks preferred) to review and analyze product designs and develop functional prototypes when necessary.
  • Knowledge of high-volume injection molded manufacturing techniques.
  • Understanding of product design principles and ability to make decisions based on financial indicators.
  • An open mind and willingness to stretch your engineering skills and be excited to continually learn.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical engineering principles and methods.
  • Project management experience and an understanding of development timelines a plus.
  • Basic understanding of 3D printing or other rapid prototyping techniques.
  • Prior experience with Asian vendors a plus.
  • Ability to interpret safety and reliability standards and guide the team accordingly.
  • Ability to assess, communicate and mitigate technical risks.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and/or translate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to collaborate with and effectively influence multi-functional teams in the US and globally.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects and handle shifting priorities.
  • Self-motivated with exceptional organization, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and outstanding follow-up skills.
  • The love of play is an absolute must!


Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

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