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Mechanical Engineering Technician

4moms has introduced robotics technology to the juvenile industry with our suite of high-tech baby gear, including the world’s first power-folding stroller. 

We incorporate mechatronic technology and electronics into our products to expand their functions and increase ease of use.  We design every product we make with intense attention to detail.  Our people are smart, talented and passionate; yet humble enough to unload the dishwasher when it’s full. 

You are:

4moms Mechanical Engineering Technicians are energetic, take-initiative problem solvers with a strong understanding of mechanical engineering and manufacturing processes as well as a basic understanding of electrical and/or software engineering. They demonstrate a clear sense of immediacy, action, and leadership in problem solving, whether problems are acute or chronic.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working closely with Product and Supply Chain engineers building product prototypes, developing production line test fixtures and developing testing and inspection methods.
  • Supporting design and marketing teams by developing aesthetic models (machining, painting and finishing)and sales display prototypes for point of purchase displays at retailers
  • Supporting maintenance on our fleet of 3D printers and other shop equipment
  • Collaborating with domestic and international contract manufacturers to provide prototype product components
  • Working with 3D CAD models and updating 2D technical drawings

What we need from you:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology or similar 2 year associate level technical degree
  • 0-3 years work experience working with engineers and designers in a high paced product development or manufacturing environment
  • Confidence and experience with common hand and power tools in a shop environment
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to support the occasional tight project schedule
  • Experience with CAD and/or CAM software (we use Solidworks and HSM)
  • Willingness to dive into a challenge and learn any new technical skills it requires
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, 5-10% of the time

What we also value:

  • Experience working with reliable and quick turn prototype houses and machine shops that can get stuff made in tight timeframes
  • Advanced exposure to CNC, FEA, CAM or CAD usage and techniques
  • People that like to be creative and hands on during their time outside of work
  • Any other engineering or building skill sets such as soldering, sewing, casting, etc.
  • Desire to expand your existing technical skill sets by learning something new
  • Experience working with Techshop, Hack Pittsburgh or similar local maker spaces
  • People that are a crack shot with a Nerf blaster  

As opportunities arise, Product Improvement / Mechanical Engineer Technicians have the opportunity to work independently or attract a diverse set of functional resources both internally from a close-knit team or with our manufacturing partners, with all efforts leading to a successful project completion.

4moms employees enjoy a very competitive benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, 401(K), open paid time off, an open & casual work environment, frequent catered lunches, and more.

4moms’ company culture is focused on fostering creativity and collaboration. The company has an open, shared workspace featuring communal lounges, rather than boring office cubes. Our work environment promotes teamwork and unscripted conversations, resulting in fast fixes and therefore, better outcomes, and dramatically better products.

Located in the City of Pittsburgh, 4moms sells products in more than 1,000 retail locations in the United States and has distribution in 52 countries and counting. The brand and its products have been featured in the national media on programs like “The Today Show” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and in news outlets such as CNN, Forbes, Yahoo! Tech, Inc. and New York Times. 4moms products have also been spotted on popular primetime shows, including “How I Met Your Mother” and “Modern Family.”

Thorley Industries, LLC, d.b.a. 4moms, is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Vet

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