15 Jul 2019

Full-Time Prototype Designer

Radio Flyer – Posted by Travis DentonAnywhere

Prototype Designer for Radio Flyer

Job Description

The Prototype Designer will play a key role in the continued growth and success of the company.  Working with the product development team you will create rough mock-ups, functional prototypes and finished (presentation quality) prototypes.

About the Company:

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. 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-on, 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.

Radio Flyer is 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!”


  • Fabricating, machining, wood working, welding, sanding, finishing, and assembly.
  • Develop prototypes of different levels of finish throughout the entire product development process (rough mock-ups, form study models, ergonomic testing prototypes, engineering testing models, mechanical assemblies to demonstrate mechanisms.
  • Create rapid prototypes using CNC mills, CNC plasma, FDM, and Objet 3D printer.
  • Develop prototypes using a variety of materials including foam, fabric, wood, plastic, metal and other materials.
  • Collaborate with Designers and Engineers to brainstorm solutions to design problems.
  • Innovate in prototype build techniques to expand our shop capabilities and continue to push the boundaries of creating prototypes that are a closer approximation of the final product.
  • Help maintain a safe, clean, and organized shop environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Prototype Engineering, Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in Model Making/Prototype building
  • Experience in Fabricating, machining, welding, finishing, painting, and assembly with extreme attention to detail.
  • SurfCAM and Solidworks experience preferred
  • Skilled at visualizing a 3-dimensional part from mechanical drawings, hand sketches or Solidworks CAD file.
  • Experience working with a variety of materials: wood, foam, metal, plastics, and composites.
  • Strong shop skills with experience working with a variety of hand and power tools.


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.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: 3D CAD, model maker, Product Development, Prototyping, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 2D/3D modeling, 3d, engineering, Prototype Engineer, and Prototype Engineer-Radio Flyer. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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