13 Jan 2017


Design Engine – Posted by jobsAuburn Hills, Michigan, United States

Product Design

Job Description



We are seeking a Product Design Engineer with a well-rounded background in mechanical design that will work directly with our multi-disciplinary hardware and software engineers. This individual will take pride in seeing projects through the entire design process from ideation all the way to fully documented and production ready products. This individual is expected to bring innovation to our designs, existing products, and their manufacturing processes, while considering the impact on performance and cost. This candidate will work intimately with our President and Lead Product Engineer on new product development and the refinement of existing products.

This is a position for someone who has the vision, skills, and patience to realize innovative product design. The candidate must have experience turning a product concept into reality. This individual will be designing products that are used by thousands of pet parents and sold worldwide.


  • Design, model, and test prototypes for new products
  • Conduct research and create design proposals for projects
  • Make samples of working models for demonstration
  • Create concepts, performance, and production criteria
  • Identify and select materials needed for production
  • Produce drawings and specifications
  • Create initial BOM creation and track costs

Experience & Qualifications

  • Familiar with top down modeling techniques, as well as surfacing
  • Must know PTC Creo
  • Experience with injection molded plastics, sheet metal stampings
  • Experience with motor-driven mechanisms
  • Microsoft’s business suite of software (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant field
  • Minimum 3-5 yrs experience in lifecycle product design
  • Have been involved in one or more successful new product introductions

AutoPets, the inventor, manufacturer, and retailer of the Litter-RobotTM and owner of Litterbox.com, is an international leader in highly functional pet products that make pet care easier and more enjoyable. Originally launched in 1999 by Inventor and President Brad Baxter, the Litter-Robot. is the highest-rated automatic self-cleaning litter box on the market with over 150,000 units sold worldwide. We are a family of 50 employees in the midst of tremendous growth, looking to expand our team.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Auburn Hills, MI

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Product Design: 3 years
  • Engineering: 3 years

How to Apply


Job Categories: Concept Development, Creo, Design, Design Engineer, Engineering, Industrial Design, model maker, Mold Design, Product Design, Product Development, and ProE. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Creo Surfacing, engineering, Plastics, Product Design, PTC Creo, and sheetmetal. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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