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Senior Product Development Engineer


Posted by Gates Corporation on 09/28/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike

Job Categories: Design - Engineer, Design & Development - Product, Manufacturing

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: CO

City: Denver

Country: United States

Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $95,000.00 - $125,000.00 annually

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you. 

Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.

Let's simplify it, think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all? 


At Gates, we welcome challenges, celebrate hard work, and continually seek new talent to join our global company. Located in our Denver, CO office, Gates is looking for a Senior Product Development Engineer within our Global Mobility group who will support the development of belt drive systems for bicycles, e-bikes and fitness applications.  

Key responsibilities (to name a few):

  • Design and engineer new products and technologies to support the strategic plan in accordance with best practices.
  • 3D design and GD&T drawings of complex parts and assemblies.
  • Work with application, process, and manufacturing experts and suppliers in development of new products to meet performance targets.
  • Work with material and process experts and suppliers in development of new designs to meet timing and performance targets.
  • Work with operators and production personnel to develop samples and document new processes.
  • Support continuous product and process improvements (sustaining engineering).
  • Collaborate with Engineering Program Managers on product updates and ensure all changes are well-documented and efficiently implemented.
  • Proactively communicate (both verbally and written) key developments and updates on new projects/products to program management.
  • Will direct and mentor the work of technicians and junior engineers. 



  • 5-10+ years of progressive and comprehensive product development experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in technical field required (mechanical engineering, etc.).
  • Experience in mechanical design (preferably in related products). SolidWorks fluency desirable.
  • Experience with Product Data Management (PDM) systems.
  • Demonstrated ability in metal, plastic, or composite part design including material selection.
  • Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), statistical tolerance analysis techniques, functional dimensioning, and geometric tolerancing (GD&T), with focus on high volume manufacturing.
  • Experience with technical graphical communication of concepts, ideas, and solutions
  • High level interpersonal and leadership skills; must be able to influence and collaborate across multiple levels within the company, at various locations, and with suppliers.
  • Experience with automotive or aerospace industry quality standards and manufacturing methods; TS16949, AS9100, ISO9000, etc.
  • Highest values on safety in personal work practices and consideration in design of processes and equipment.
  • Superior attention to detail with and ability to manage complex projects and detailed planning.
  • Passion for making great products.
  • This position demands technical strengths in many areas, including design, simulation, prototyping, and manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated experience with finite element analysis methods.
  • Knowledge on the effective use of DVP&R (validation) and DFMEA (risk management).
  • Demonstrated experience with geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Solid project management skills.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Highest values on safety in personal work practices and consideration in design of processes and equipment.
  • A preference to hands on work style.
  • Experience working with overseas manufacturers, preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.  



  • Full-Time: $95,000.00 - $125,000.00 annually
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire
  • Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation + 11 holidays (9 scheduled & 2 floating) + 8 sick days. All vacation days are accrued 
  • 401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Learn more about the benefits we provide at


Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. 

While we expect the best, we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to your ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.


At Gates, we believe that we are better together. Proximity has been important to our success over the years as there are critical items that are simply better when done together. One of those critical items is efficient collaboration.  We cannot underestimate the power of informal conversations and connecting face-to-face with our coworkers.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers to work with objects, tools, or controls; and use office equipment including computers, telephones, and/or copiers/scanners. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law. 

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. All offers of employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful applicant providing proof of vaccination prior to their start date. 

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, Gates is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to candidate's relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.



About Gates Corporation

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.