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Senior Design Engineer, Mechanical at WaterPik

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary                                                          

Design new products or improve existing to meet specified requirements, while working independently or in a cross-functional team environment.

Specifically, developing consumer-facing electromechanical devices using injection molded components and higher volume manufacturing. At times work may include more abstract research and development explorations.

The senior level of experience of this role accompanies the expectation of proactive inputs to improve both products and department procedures.  

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities                                                 

  • Responsible for creating innovative designs, meeting inputs from consumer needs and engineering principles to manufacturing methods and cost constraints.
  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding specifications and requirements defined for the project.
  • Responsible as senior engineer for technical guidance of less experienced teammates as well as participation in the continuous improvement of department technical procedures and best practices.
  • Responsible for project deliverables as part of Water Pik new product development process and accountable for these deliverables meeting the quality management system (QMS) requirements.  
  • Responsible for communication of project status to team members and accountable for cross-functional team behaviors to support a collaborative team environment.  
  • Responsible at times for the communication of design changes or manufacturing inputs to supplier. And accountable for communications following QMS guidelines.
  • Responsible for documenting designs for potentially patentable ideas through sketches, test data, or written reports. Accountable for accuracy of information as part of patent application.

Operating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                                                        

  • Solid modeling skill, preferably SolidWorks
  • Plastic part design skill, for parts intended for higher volume manufacture.
  • Electromechanical design skill, specifically motor-powered devices
  • Knowledge of electrical components – batteries, motors, switches.
  • Ability to verbally or in written form communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Education and Experience                                                          

  • A BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent learning experience in a technical science area
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of product design experience. 
  • Knowledge of plastic molded part and electrotechnical design in higher volume manufacturing environment is highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of consumer product or medical device design is highly desirable. 

Reporting Relationship:

Reports directly to Water Pik Senior Director New Products

Supervisory Duties:

  • No supervisory responsibilities
  • On specified projects as part of workstream management, may direct technical activities of engineers, CAD designers, model makers, contract manufacturers, or other engineering personnel. 

Salary and Benefits

Water Pik, Inc., a partner company of Church & Dwight Company, Inc., offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

Estimated pay:  $88,600 - $110,800 Annual Salary. 

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending / Health Savings Account / Commuter Reimbursement Account

Vacation / Holiday / Sick Time / Pandemic Leave  / Short and Long Term Disability / Life & AD&D / Spouse/Child Optional Life / Supplemental Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Bereavement

Adoption Assistance / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program / Identity Theft Protection / Critical Illness Insurance

Savings and Profit Sharing Plan / 401(k) Match / Employee Stock Purchase Plan

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.  The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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