Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering Waterloo, Wisconsin


Trek Bicycle is a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration.


Our mission is to create products we love and take care of our customers.  We value our team, making sure the best is on the field. We value new ideas from anywhere, inspiring others with our positive energy, dealing with reality to make the tough calls, and getting things done fast- turning ideas into reality.


Position Summary:

We’re looking for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to grow our Road Bike Engineering team. Projects will span the road bike category. We’re looking for someone with diverse experience to provide a unique perspective. We want to learn from you as much as you learn from us. Do you have the humility and confidence to say, “I don’t know, but I’ll figure it out.”?



  • Plan and conduct engineering research, design, and development tasks for composite and metallic frames and components
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Industrial Design throughout the development process
  • Create and modify engineering specification packages to ensure products meet parameters
  • Coordinate engineering activities with domestic/foreign design teammates
  • Assist legal department with patents and related issues for new and existing product
  • Travel as necessary both domestically and internationally (<10% time during normal times)
  • Effectively balance multiple projects, responsibilities, and tasks



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • 2+ years of product development experience
  • Proficient mechanical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Comfortable evaluating effort, setting/communicating expectations, and being accountable
  • Able to communicate technical and timeline risk as needed
  • Successful experience in a development effort through concept to production
  • Experience using CAD modeling and analysis software (preferably Solidworks) to create 3D models and 2D engineering drawings, including the ability to understand and apply GD&T methodology
  • Strong foundation in engineering mechanics, design failure risk analysis, mechanical testing, and technical documentation
  • Eagerness to take a hands-on approach to prototyping and problem solving
  • Willingness to bring a creative approach to solving open-ended technical problems
  • Attitude that fosters continuous improvement to product, processes, and self



  • 5+ years of product development experience
  • Advanced degree in applicable field
  • Have led multiple project cycles from concepting through production
  • Have brought multiple products to market
  • Experience orchestrating brainstorm or lessons learned sessions
  • Systems engineering experience
  • Composite design experience
  • Experience working with a global product development team
  • Design for manufacturing experience using carbon and aluminum, tube forming, welding, forging, CNC, and casting along with a basic understanding of manufacturing costs
  • Understanding of how to design plastic components with considerations of manufacturing process constraints, resin property, fitment, and fastening
  • Experience mentoring more junior engineers
  • Comfortable presenting/communication technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Experience with SolidWorks, OnShape, Enovia, Workfront, ePDM


Trek Benefits:

Flexible work schedules

Competitive health care

Flexible holiday schedule – 10 company holidays

Competitive vacation package

401(k) Match

ESOP program

Tuition Reimbursement up to $15,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)

Employee discounts on all product

Deep partner retail discounts


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