Mechanical Design Engineer - Product Development

Location: Wilton, CT
Imagine working for a company with a mission you can truly believe in, a playful and energetic culture, a talented team of coworkers, and a bright future! Melissa & Doug, the toy company committed to nurturing childhood wonder, is looking for a Supply Chain Analyst. In this role, you’ll be an essential part of our mission to inspire creativity and imagination in children throughout the world with thoughtfully designed toys that spark free play.

Company Overview:
Melissa & Doug started with just a boy, a girl, and a dream. Like many great start-up stories, there was even a garage involved. Nearly 30 years and hundreds of employees later, the company still has that entrepreneurial, playful vibe. With its consistent growth over the past three decades to over $350 million in sales across 100+ countries, the company is now focused on accelerating that growth to new levels. To learn even more about our mission, our history, and our movement to Take Back Childhood, go to

ROLE OVERVIEW Bringing design driven concepts to market using your skill and experience in mechanical product design ensuring durability and robustness that meets M&D’s safety requirements.

  • Deploy engineering standards and design practices in support of the overall M&D product strategy.
  • Evaluate input from design engineers in collaboration and work at optimum output within the M &D Product Development process.
  • Utilize the same CAD platforms across our engineer teams, and in support of our key vendor base.
  • Support M&D’s continuous product and process improvement programs incorporating feedback loops to positively influence current and future mechanical designs.
  • Suggest/promote new technologies to help expand the capabilities of the development team in creating the products that take back Childhood and expand categories of M&D product.
  • Assess product design for leverage points in using mix materials (wood, plastics, etc) and suggest appropriate design inclusions and options including need for tools, fixtures and downstream critical controls of products that are accepted into the manufacturing process.

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in Product/Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Experience working in Consumer Products/Finished Goods
  • Hands-on problem solver with strong skills in Solidworks
  • Experience with integration of mixed materials (wood, plastic, textile),Hard/soft lines incl. electronics
  • DFMEA – Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Toy industry experience preferred, consumer products industry experience a must
  • Experience with tool/mold design
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with superior attention to detail

BENEFITS Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance, LTD, flexible spending plans, and significant employee discounts
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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