• 16-Nov-2018 to 15-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Middleton, WI, USA
  • Full Time

The primary responsibility of the Design Engineer is development of innovative new consumer products from concept development and prototyping through delivery of technical specification/drawing packages to the sourcing group and ensuring designs are validated for production. The Design Engineer is capable of completing most tasks with little guidance, with some more challenging tasks requiring guidance or instruction. They work with a cross functional team including other engineers, industrial designers, product marketing, sourcing and purchasing. They are responsible for communications with Suppliers and Fiskars engineering staff in China to ensure that product requirements are met.

Primary duties & responsibilities:
• Using conceptual design and 3D CAD modeling, design products that meet the objective of the project proposal. Perform design validation testing of prototypes and off-tool samples, and define design modifications to guarantee compliance with technical specifications and Marketing performance requirements.
• Develop documentation that defines the performance requirements for the product and product acceptance criteria to ensure an acceptable level of quality in the product.
• Participate in marketing research activities. Translate observations from field research, ethnography and focus groups into concept sketches and drawings. Analyze competing & related products and technologies


  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering; coursework in product design, machine design and/or mechanisms/mechanical systems desirable
  • 3-5 years' experience in mechanical product design; 5 years experience in durable consumer products desirable
  • Creativity, problem solving, priority setting, time management skill set
  • 3D CAD/solid modeling package experience; Microsoft Office Suite; capable of basic prototype fabrication including fabricating samples using methods such as FDM, SLS, SLA, foam & wood model

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