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Design Engineer


Posted by Stan's NoTubes on 02/05/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike

Job Categories: Design - Engineer

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: PA

City: State College

Country: United States

Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $80-95,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Stan's is in search of a knowledgeable Design Engineer III to join our team in State College. As a Design Engineer III at Stan’s, you will report to the Director of Product and play a pivotal role in various aspects of the product development lifecycle. Leveraging your broad knowledge of engineering procedures, you will design, develop, implement, and analyze technical products and systems related to bicycle wheels, tubeless parts and accessories, and bicycle service/maintenance products. 

This role involves collaboration with cross-functional teams, guiding and training less experienced engineers, and contributing to complex aspects of projects. Your contributions will drive innovation, elevate product quality, and enhance our reputation as industry leaders. Your ability to balance creativity with technical rigor will be critical in shaping the future of our products.

This role is on-site three days per week minimum following the onboarding and training period. Close proximity to the product development team and testing equipment is deemed essential to success.

Key Responsibilities

Product Development:

  • Design, development, and implementation of innovative bicycle wheels and hubs in collaboration with the engineering team, product managers, and vendors

  • Conceptualize, design, and optimize innovative product solutions that align with cost, reliability, manufacturability, safety, and functional requirements

  • Apply sound engineering principles and adhere to company standards during the design process

  • Ensure that designs meet or exceed regulatory and safety standards

  • Manage and coordinate complex engineering projects, ensuring timely completion and adherence to project goals

Technical Leadership:

  • Conduct in-depth research on materials, manufacturing methods, and industry trends to inform and enhance design projects

  • Serve as the technical expert for respective design projects

  • Provide support, mentorship, and guidance to junior engineers

Testing and Validation:

  • Develop comprehensive test plans and fixture designs relevant to assigned projects

  • Execute testing procedures, analyze results, and iterate designs based on findings

Manufacturing Support:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations and quality, to improve product design and manufacturing processes

Product Documentation Management:

  • Prepare and maintain detailed technical documentation, renders, drawing packages, and ensure file organization between associated models and 2D drawings.

  • Create detailed 3D models and associated drawings for both internal and external use

Continuous Improvement Leadership:

  • Lead and collaborate with other team members to implement continuous improvement projects across processes, product designs, and manufacturing techniques.

  • Actively contribute to areas for improvement, driving efficiency and innovation within the organization.



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field

  • 5+ years of experience in product design and development within the cycling industry

  • Expertise in 3D Modeling CAD software (preferably SolidWorks)

  • Proficiency in static and dynamic FEA

  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude with modern bicycles

  • Strong knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, and design standards common to the bicycle industry

  • Valid Passport

  • Alignment with our core values

    • Do It, Own It, Win It

    • Climb Together, High Five

    • Be Pro For YOUR Customer

    • Don’t Cut The Course


About Stan's NoTubes

Today, riders and racers around the world rely on the tubeless technology Stan developed, and our sealant has been honored as one of the most important innovations in the history of cycling. “The First Name in Tubeless” is more than just marketing to us. It’s who we are.  We also continue to push the development of high-performance tubeless systems for road bikes, offering both carbon fiber and aluminum rims specially designed to handle the higher pressures of tubeless road tires.

Our newest asymmetric rim designs took years to develop, and bring Stan's legendary ease of inflation and reliability to offset rims that allow for stronger overall wheel builds and in most cases a single spoke length for both front and rear wheels. By focusing on details like this, we continue to improve tubeless performance for all riders.