- Communication Skills
To be the World's Most Loved Children's Brand, we need the best people to join our team! Radio Flyer holds a special place in people's hearts. This is true because Radio Flyer transports people to a happy time, to the best parts of childhood, a time when anything was possible. For over 100 years, our company has produced innovative toys that inspire active play, bring smiles and create warm memories that last a lifetime. Beyond our classic Little Red Wagon, Radio Flyer invents and designs some of the most recognizable tricycles, ride-ons, scooters and battery operated vehicles in the industry.
Radio Flyer has consistently been recognized as a top workplace and received numerous awards such as, Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Entrepreneur and CultureIQ’s Top Company Culture, Wall Street Journal’s Top Small Workplaces, the Daily Herald’s Best Places to Work in Illinois, and Crain’s Best Places to Work. Radio Flyer is a recognized leader in the toy industry, headquartered in Chicago and lead by Robert Pasin, grandson of the company founder.
We are committed to a culture that embraces feedback, collaboration and innovation to achieve great results and drive business growth. At Radio Flyer we live by the Little Red Rule, “Every time we touch people's lives, they will feel great about Radio Flyer!”
Work with prototype lab team to develop a variety of products that include conceptual models, engineering breadboards, and mechanical assemblies utilizing hand tools and power tools.
Work with prototype lab team to develop a variety of prototypes models using foam, fabric, wood, plastic, metal or other rapid prototype materials.
Collaborate with prototype lab team, designers and engineers to create successful prototypes and meet deadlines.
Help maintain and keep shop clean and organized.
The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior, majoring in industrial technology, industrial design, or mechanical engineering with a 3.0+ grade point average
Support the prototype lab team with maintaining the shop, it’s equipment and creating a friendly shop environment
Experience working with metal fabrication; machining, welding, forming, and tube bending
Capable of working with wood working equipment
Experience working with plastics, foam, wood and metal
Good hand fabrication skills
Comfortable working with a variety of hand and power tools
Experience with SolidWorks/SURFCAM is a plus
Knowledge of CNC
Have an understanding for the capabilities and limitations of rapid prototyping processes
Team player with good communication skills, positive attitude, sense of humor and inquisitive nature
Above all, the individual must commit to our values:
FUN-omenal Customer Experiences
Live with Integrity
Yes I Can
Excellence in Everything
Responsible for Success
We are looking for people who live our values and support our vision and mission!
At Radio Flyer, we appreciate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and are a proud equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.