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Design Engineer


Posted by United Wheels Company Limited on 04/05/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike

Job Categories: Design - Engineer

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: CO

City: Fort Collins

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 10 miles

Job Description & Requirements

The Company

Niner is a dynamic company where everyone contributes.  Our culture is rooted in cycling, and the positive lifestyle a bike brings to the world.  Successful Ninerds possess a positive, solutions over excuses or blame chasing mentality.  If you are ready to work for a progressive, open management based company, and love bikes in all their forms, Niner is for you.


The Role


The Design Engineer will maintain and improve Niner’s position as an advanced performance bicycle brand through product engineering excellence. Under the direction of Management, a successful candidate would research and develop design concepts, manufacturing processes and related production methodology to continuously advance the performance of Niner designs.


Reporting to the Engineering Manager the Design Engineer is responsible for:

  • Design of bicycle frames and related parts as needed
  • Communication of designs and project requirements to partner manufacturers and vendors
  • Conducting analysis of failure modes and design changes to resolve stiffness and strength issues
  • Collaborating with design team and contractors through design process
  • Identifying and promoting the quest for new concepts, ideas, designs, technologies, process and materials
  • Creating prototypes or test methods
  • Working with the engineering team to support on-time, on-budget delivery of new designs or technologies

For this position we require:

  • Someone who is truly passionate about bicycles and who has a never ending quest to make the rider experience better and more reliable
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Five years’ experience with design of bicycle frames and parts
  • Experience using FEA tools and other advanced tools relevant to design needs
  • Experience with SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of bicycle design, mechanics and performance
  • Strong teambuilding and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and work within a manufacturing environment
  • Expert computer skills in MS Office
  • Solutions focused and ability to solve problems
  • Experience working with global suppliers
  • Focus on continuous process improvement
  • Strong bicycle assembly skills
  • Travel is required 10-15% of the time

We offer:

  • As a smaller company you will have more design freedom and influence on final product 
  • Family flexible work hours
  • Full healthcare benefits
  • Full dental and vision care
  •          401K + matching
  •       Fun & relaxed bike culture
  •         Amazing living in Fort Collins, CO
  •       Named one of the top 10 places to live
  •       Great school districts
  •       Low housing costs
  •       Paradise for outdoor activities
  •       Most of the staff rides to work on dedicated bike paths

About United Wheels Company Limited

We design and manufacture high end bikes for the dirt! We are a global holding company of outdoor brands including Huffy, Niner Bikes, Batch Bicycles, Royce Union, Buzz E-Bikes and Allite, Inc.Our brands ship more than 5 million bicycles annually to thousands of retail locations throughout the U.S. and more than 40 countries.