Sep 20, 2022

Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Radio Flyer
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Engineering

Job Description

While most people know us best for the beloved little red wagon, Radio Flyer is always dreaming up FUNomenal new ways to deliver joy to families by introducing new products every year. Radio Flyer is a recognized leader in the toy industry, headquartered in Chicago. From wagons and tricycles to battery powered go-karts and Tesla ride-ons, our Chicago-based team innovates in every product category we enter and we are looking for talented individuals to join our award-winning team!  

For over a century, Radio Flyer has served as the first set of wheels for generations of kids. We have helped inspire creative play as wagons transformed into rocket ships, race cars and airplanes, transporting children anywhere they imagined. Now, with over a billion Radio Flyer wheels on the road, we have introduced our biggest innovation for all the kids at heart - Flyer is a line of electric bikes and scooters, our first ever product line created for adult riders.

Radio Flyer has consistently been recognized as a top workplace nationally and locally. Our team has received numerous awards over the years including Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Chicago Innovation Awards, People Magazine’s Companies that Care, the Daily Herald’s Best Places to Work in Illinois, and Vault Top 50 Intern Programs nationwide. Robert Pasin, Chief Wagon Officer and grandson of company founder Antonio Pasin, was recently recognized as a Top CEO of 2021 on Glassdoor. Radio Flyer is also proud to have been named a top workplace for women, minorities, and LGBTQ+ community members over the years by Crain’s, Daily Herald and Vault.                         

At Radio Flyer, we welcome and appreciate all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. 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 FUNomenal!”

Opportunity:

The Quality Assurance Engineer position will play a key role in the continued growth and success of the company.  Working with the Product Quality Engineering team you will focus on ensuring that all new and existing products are compliant and meet governing regulations, while providing technical product support to other departments within Radio Flyer.   

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Research regulatory requirements for new product categories and navigate compliance questions with 3rd party labs. Provide technical support and share design recommendations with design engineers. 
  • Ensure all Radio Flyer products are compliant to applicable regulations allowing them to be sold to all target retailers/countries.
  • Communicate complex regulatory requirements to design engineers during the development process. Ensure new products are safe and compliant with governing regulations. 
  • Summarize regulatory requirements for international markets and help launch new products in to different markets.
  • Increase compliance efficiency by identifying process improvements and managing the compliance testing budget.
  • Participate on ASTM subcommittees to ensure Radio Flyer is aware of regulatory changes in all applicable categories. 
  • Guide suppliers and quality control team to audit finished goods, perform in process audits, and maintain high risk material testing.   
  • Support UL testing for Lithium Ion batteries, chargers, ebikes, and e-scooters.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Operations or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in compliance or quality assurance function 
  • International travel 1-2 times per year and ability to clearly communication with international suppliers
  • Ability to comprehend complicated regulatory standards and simplify for product development team
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Excel. Ability to manipulate and process large amounts of data

Above all, the individual must commit to our values: 

FUNatical Customer Service

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!

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.

We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current employees, as well as all newly hired employees. Radio Flyer will consider accommodations for disability and religious based reasons as required by law.

 

Please apply online at www.radioflyer.com/careers

Experience Level

Entry-level (0-5 years)

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Operations or Mechanical Engineering

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in compliance or quality assurance function 
  • Ability to comprehend complicated regulatory standards and simplify for product development team
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Excel. Ability to manipulate and process large amounts of data

Security Clearance Required

No

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