Chief Product Engineer
at The Chillafish Company in Antwerpen

The Chillafish Company The CHILLAFISH Company is a young Belgian company specialized in designing, producing and commercializing innovative and active toys. With a focus on wheeled toys, like balance bikes, tricycles and go-carts, our core driver is to stimulate kids towards active and healthy outdoor playing by creating well-designed and fun toys.   With a well thought-out design and a refreshing style at a sharp price, our developments become real Chillafish products, loved by consumers around the world.

  • Since 2011
  • Number of employees 6
  • Industry Industrieel
    Ontwerp
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And now… we are looking for great product engineers that are eager to develop our next play innovations.

Function

As a lead product engineer at Chillafish you will be responsible for the production and the quality management of our product range.  You refine our designs into producible products and guide the QC team, draw up the QC standards for each item, follow-up on quality and production changes, and are the lead in our testing program until production launch.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist our product designers in the development from scratch with an eye on manufacturability, production stability and costing.
  • Design for manufacturability: thinking about production processes and designing accordingly with cost and engineering in mind (taking into account molds, structure of material, etc…)
  • Making sure our products meet the Chillafish corporate design language and pass all testing standards (internal standards and external certifications)
  • Self-managing the development project from start to finish, respecting deadlines, communicating with all project stakeholders
  • Reviewing and challenging production quotes together with the CEO/design director.
  • Able to create and deliver briefings to production plants as well as external design agencies together with our product designers.

Profile

Technical Skills / knowledge

  • Passion for industrial design and engineering.
  • Technically strong and being able to convert concepts into producible products.
  • Master in product development or similar education.
  • Engineering background or experience.
  • Strong ability to work with CAD tools such as Solidworks.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with various materials used in toys and bicycle market.
  • Experience with testing and QC.
  • Strong communication skills in English with foreign stakeholders over complex projects
  • Advantage : able to render and work with graphics tools such as Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Advantage: experience in designing according to children toys standards (EN-71, ASTM F963-11)

Personals skills

  • Creative personality with passion for engineering.
  • Stress resistant and self-critical: willing to question the own thinking and doing and to ask for support where necessary
  • Socially engaged: being able to express himself very clear and adequate as well verbally as non-verbally + wide network
  • Conscientious and accurate
  • Initiative-taker/entrepreneur
  • Open to learn and has broad interests
  • Willing to travel

Offer

  • A strong and fascinating challenge in a young and ambitious company.
  • A competitive wage and advantages.
  • A nice working environment in cooperation with a fun, young and energetic team.

Region

Antwerp Straatsburgdok – close to Metropolis.

Contact

Interested in becoming involved in our company? Tell us why with:

  • Your CV
  • An English motivation letter/ email

When applying be sure to reference Creativeskills.be in the subject or body of your email.

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