As the world’s premier company for insulated products, Hydro Flask began with a challenge: to create a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment. It had to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. Period.
We are hiring a Hydro Flask Product Engineer who will be responsible for turning theoretical design ideas and engineering prototypes into proven manufactured reality, leading communication, tooling, testing, evaluation, sampling and technical documentation activities with manufacturing partners through the commercialization process from early quotation activities through first production release. Through this development cycle, the Product Engineer assures and proves real products adhere to design brief performance specifications, cosmetic guidelines, compliant material requirements and Hydro Flask quality standards in the manner they will be mass produced.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Introduces and communicates new product ideas (quotation CAD) to Manufacturing Partners through product quotation phase.
Completes Design For Manufacturability (DFM) review process with chosen manufacturer, assessing feedback for concern and incorporating CAD changes where required. Outlines material and cosmetic standards upfront.
Facilitates tooling design review cycle, incorporating feedback from APO and Supply Chain/Manufacturing to ensure tooling is capable of meeting ATS/launch targets. Confirms and communicates tooling trial one (T1) date.
Reviews Tooled product samples, evaluating for form, fit, function, manufacturability and assembly. As needed, design iterations are incorporated and trialed as necessary (T1, T2, T3…) until an in-spec solution is achieved.
Drafts a Develop Test Plan (DTP) and administers Lifecycle, Field/User and Performance testing to both prove and learn about design.
Finalizes, collects and provides detailed material specification to compliance/quality team.
Finalizes CAD (2D and 3D), releases under correct part numbers and production release revision.
Drafts and assembles Product Tech Pack.
Finalizes/collects product artwork and cosmetic standards.
Finalizes product Quality Critical Details (QCD’s), Safety Critical Features (SCF’s) and Inspection Dimensions and reviews with Quality/Manufacturing Team
Finalizes IP process where applicable.
Ensures production toolset one (all cavities) are at current revision level per schedule requirements for production release. Communicates status to team.
Validates toolset one through run-off cycle at factory in production setting.
Leads sample production to support SRS, Tradeshows, PR, etc.
Supports/observes Pilot Production Activity
Leads Pilot Production Box-Opening Review and Validation Test Cycle
Supports Supply Chain and Manufacturing teams as required through ECR/ECO process as required to implement product changes due to warranty issues, manufacturability upgrades, continuous improvement, cost reduction initiatives, etc., throughout production lifecycle of product.
What’s Required For Consideration:
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering preferred.
3-5 Years professional engineering experience required.
Consumer product engineering experience required, outdoor industry preferred.
Strong experience with cad, solid modeling and 2D drawing creation required. SolidWorks proficient from day one.
Strong experience with 3D printing required.
Extensive exposure to product manufacturing; familiarity with plastics and injection mold tooling and part design preferred.
Strong, effective project management, collaboration and communication abilities required.
Awareness and experience working with risk-mitigation tools (tolerance stack-ups, DFMEA, testing, etc) preferred.
Experience with Asian manufacturing and sourcing required.
Passionate about engineering, manufacturing, New Product Development and Delivery.
Applicants must be eligible to work full-time in the United States.
Joining Hydro Flask:
Do you love a challenge? We are a group of hard-working people and outdoor enthusiasts who are constantly putting our products to the test and delivering “ahh” experiences to active consumers worldwide. As an employer, we live our brand values every day, supporting a reliable, playful, adaptive, honest, inclusive, and unconventional culture where employees can learn, thrive, and grow.
Hydro Flask is based in Bend, Oregon. There's desert to the east of town and mountains to the west. Our geography says a lot about who we are. We bike, ski, run and hike. We grill burgers and share growlers in our backyards. We don't hold back. That may sound like the weekend, but that's how we live every day of the year. We don't accept lukewarm in our attitude toward life or in the temperature of whatever we happen to be drinking. We want to taste the fullness life has to offer and share it with the world. That's why we are committed to making tomorrow better - our lives, our products, our experiences. We believe nothing in life should be lukewarm. Hydro Flask not only gets what our customers want, we also know that providing an awesome environment for our employees (who are also our customers!) is vital for our long-term success. Along with a casual, dog-friendly environment in our beautiful headquarters in Bend, Oregon, we ensure our employees are taken care of with a strong compensation and benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) with company match, PTO, paid parental leave, annual incentive pay, free lunch every Friday, and of course, product!
How To Apply:
Please submit your resume with a cover letter to the hiring team. In your cover letter, please describe why you’re interested in working with Hydro Flask in particular. In this letter please also address how you meet each of our listed qualifications (What's Required for the Role).
About Hydro Flask
We are fortunate to call Bend, Oregon home, where there is desert to the east of town and mountains to the west. Our geography says a lot about who we are. It’s not uncommon for us to meet before work, hike the Cone (one of our many backcountry ski spots) and enjoy hot coffee with a view. Our lunch breaks are often filled with single track and sunshine. And after work, you can find us grilling burgers and sharing growlers on the deck. We don’t hold back when at work or at play, and we don’t accept "lukewarm" - in our attitude toward life...or in the temperature of whatever we happen to be drinking.
Hydro Flask was founded in 2009, when we launched the first all-insulated bottle line-up into the market. From modest beginnings, we exploded with hydration-loving fans everywhere to hit 1 million in sales by 2011. We then turned our attention to the beer market and launched the first-ever insulated growler. And we haven’t stopped since. We continually strive to bring new, innovative solutions to our customers. From insulated caps, to the lightest weight bottles in the insulated category, our dedication to our products and culture remains our number one focus. Six sho...rt years later, we now offer over hundreds of products in four different categories: hydration, coffee, beer and food. We don’t mean to brag, but we are proud of our accomplishments. We are honored to have made Inc 500’s fastest growing company list and Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list 2 years in a row and have received other product and industry awards as well. Through it all, however, one thing remains clear: we are committed to bringing you unexpected refreshment, wherever your adventures take you.
Join us on our mission to save the world from lukewarm.