Design Engineer I

YETI Coolers

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description

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.