At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We areBUILT FOR THE WILD™.
You are a highly motivated self-starting design engineer with a proven track record of bringing consumer products to market. You thrive in fast-paced environments with entrepreneurial DNA and are comfortable charting new territory. Your strong organizational skills allow you to stay on top of multiple projects at the same time. Your product design engineering chops allow you to research, create, review, support, and manage. You have a natural curiosity and repeatedly ask the question, “Is there a better way?” You can trouble-shoot and problem-solve every different kind of product, manufacturing, or material challenge thrown your way. In fact, you love solving problems – the bigger the challenge, the more satisfying the resolution.
The Design Engineer I is a core member of the NPD team acting as the bridge from product ideation to production, designing with manufacturing in mind while pushing the envelope of what is possible for the best product performance and user experience.
Manage multiple projects from ideation to production
Translate marketing requirements to technical performance requirements
Establish product architecture including part breakout and material selection
Create proof of principle prototypes
Own all aspects of 3D and 2D CAD
Utilize CAE analysis tools to raise confidence in design
Establish product manufacturing specifications and critical to quality metrics
Collaborate closely with Industrial Design team and vendors to balance intent with manufacturability and performance
Create and lead design validation testing based on DFMEA
Drive IP clearance and filings
Technical documentation of key project decisions and design changes
Regular reporting to cross-functional and leadership teams on key project indicators – schedule, budget, and quality
Qualifications and Attributes:
2-4 years of Design Engineering experience
B.S. or higher in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Plastics Engineering, or equivalent work experience
Domestic and international travel is required (up to 15%)
Proficient in 2D, 3D CAD software (Solidworks preferred)
Experience with plastics manufacturing (injection molding)
Experience with multi-component assemblies (mechanisms a plus)
Strong communication and presentation skills
Experience in test plan creation
End-to-End product development experience
Experience and knowledge of metal component fabrication preferred
FEA analysis experience (ANSYS, Moldflow preferred)
Experience working directly with Marketing and Industrial Design teams preferred
YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.