Product Design Engineer - NERF Product Development

Date: Apr 12, 2021

Location: US

Company: Hasbro

At Hasbro, we are looking for people who want to explore, experiment, innovate and create. We’re changing the face of play and entertainment and looking for dreamers, doers, problem solvers and creators to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity 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 Engineering team is seeking a hands-on, creative, and innovative design engineer to join our Sports Action / NERF Product Development Team.


In this position you will be responsible for the mechanical engineering, prototype design, and proof of concept development for the NERF brands. A proven mechanical engineering foundation with an understand of simple mechanical systems, along with effective communication skills, and out of the box problem solving skills are required to succeed in this role. You will function as the mechanical lead from initial concept through proof of concept and ensure that performance specifications are met. You will partner with project engineers, designers, and other business partners to define project scope and performance needs. As part of a multi-functional team, an ideal candidate will be sought after for insights and technical expertise on cost efficient solutions as well as contributing to the conceptualization and development of new groundbreaking expressions of the NERF brand.

A day in the life of a Nerf Design Engineer:

  • Accountable for mechanical invention, creation, and development of prototypes using an array of tools including CAD systems, 3-D printing, and kitbashing existing product.
  • Collaborate with project engineers on design of initial concepts and contribute new mechanical ideas.
  • Lead brainstorms with the cross-functional team on new mechanisms and technology and how to apply them to new product extensions and brand expressions.
  • Be proactive with identifying development needs.
  • Provide cost focused solutions, Bill of Materials, and other materials for the team to use while evaluating cost value.
  • Effectively communicate with Hasbro Far East and other global and domestic development partners.
  • Create and evaluate performance specifications.
  • Evaluate prototypes against performance specifications.
  • Anticipate, analyze, raise, and resolve project issues.
  • Test, verify, and demonstrate that prototypes have met performance goals.

What you'll bring:

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent), Master’s Degree a plus.
  • 5-10 years of experience working in the toy and/or consumer goods industry preferred.
  • Solid understanding of CAD (SolidWorks preferred) to design, engineer, and analysis new product designs and develop functional prototypes.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and design for manufacturing.
  • Prior working experience with international vendors is a plus.
  • Ability to be innovative and inventive.
  • Ability to interpret quality, safety, and regulatory standards and meet those requirements.
  • Ability to assess, communicate, and mitigate technical risks.
  • Ability to efficiently communicate and translate technical information.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and influence cross-functional teams in the US and globally.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication and follow-up skills is a 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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