Product Design and Development Engineer – Transit Racks

August 18, 2022

Woodinville, Wash.

Sportworks is a fast-paced growth company passionate about making the world more accessible and bike friendly, serving a wide range of global market segments, including municipalities and transit authorities, government, university, retail, school and corporate campuses, residential and mixed use. For more than 30 years Sportworks has designed and manufactured transit bicycle racks and bike parking solutions supporting the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective mobility solution.  

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering, Sportworks is seeking an onsite resourceful and driven Product Design and Development Engineer for our Transit Bus rack line of business. The ideal candidate is resourceful and driven, has experience with locally designed and manufactured products, is inspired by solving meaningful and complex customer and market challenges, embraces creative ideas and innovative technology, and is passionate about enabling bicycling as a preferred transportation alternative.


What YOU will do:

  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing Teams to identify and deploy new product designs for transit bus rack products, including Voice of Customer by interacting with customers.
  • Deliver Product Realization of these products through engineering and development of both product and manufacturing tooling.
  • Assume engineering ownership of modeling, simulations, drawings, BOMs, and all other collateral.
  • Partner with Sales Team to create and deliver a competitive roadmap based on customer needs.
  • Support production improvements, quality improvements, value engineering, and cost reductions.
  • Be point of contact for product engineering issues found in the field.


Qualifications for Success: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience in product management and or product development engineering.
  • Fluent computer user with 3D CAD experience, preferably Autodesk Inventor.
  • Experience in structural analysis (FEA), product testing and qualification, and Stage Gate type process
  • Embrace a LEAN environment, and continuous improvement without letting perfect get in the way of better.
  • Voracious learner, creative, and curious with a strong bias for action.
  • Sets a high bar; results focused. Independent self starter not afraid to challenge the status quo.
  • Organized, detail oriented, with strong project management skills. 
  • Humble. Embraces continuous improvement.
  • Strong communicator/presenter comfortable working through all levels of the organization.
  • A cross-functional collaborator, active listener, and strong believer in the power of teams. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to root cause and identify solutions.
  • Eligible to work in the US.
  • COVID-19 Vaccinated.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Some tool design and process development experience.
  • Experience with welded assemblies and bent tubing products.
  • Experience with QFD, DFMEA and other design methods
  • Creativity with mechanism and linkage design desired


Top 4 reasons Sportworks is recommended as a great place to work: 

1. Culture and values come first … with leaders who “walk the talk” 

2. Opportunity to make a significant impact, while accelerating personal development 

3. We’re mission driven: Promoting the use of bicycles as a convenient and cost-effective mobility solution 

4. A fast-paced growth company 


 Company Benefits 

·         Medical, dental and vision insurance 

·         SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with employer match 

·         Bicycle commuting amenities 


More about Sportworks: 

Founded in 1990, Sportworks is an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial bicycle infrastructure products. Our bike racks for buses are preferred by cyclists and transit operators, and transport more than 2 million bikes per month Worldwide. Suppling an end-to-end solution for sustainable mobility, we also supply innovative bike parking products for public and private-sector clients. More information about Sportworks is available at: 

Please note that we are not accepting inquiries from agencies or recruiters for this position

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