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Associate Modelmaker

East Aurora, New York

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Posting Title Associate Modelmaker Requisition Number 211948 Company Fisher-Price, Inc. Location East Aurora, New York Address 636 Girard Avenue Zip Code 14052-1884 Job Category Engineering

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.


What Your Impact Will Be: 

Open to entry level with completed apprenticeship or associate degree

  • Leads low to medium model making projects; builds functioning low to medium complexity prototype models from design sketches with simple mechanisms.
  • Rarely acts independently and receives guidance and direction on all projects.
  • Receives direction from a lead model maker and partners with design and development on any product clarification/specifications.
  • Assisting in ideation and invention in support of the development of products by larger and/or more complicated projects led by Sr or Master Model Maker.
  • Assemble, sand, prime, and paint, and deliver final, low to medium complexity models for FEP, Concept Design, ICR, toy shows, viability testing, Line Reviews, etc.
  • Support toy fair models, onsite modifications and improvements as needed.
  • Acts independently on less complicated projects, may require management interaction to meet critical deadlines.
  • Cross-train with higher level model makers to increase skillset.
  • Adhere to safe working practices.
  • Support DIJ and large format printing and heat transfer operations.

Secondary Skills: 

  • Modelmaking background in a product design, prototype, or experimental shop environment having experience with machine setup, fixture building, and custom tool grinding.
  • Willingness to support other processes i.e., DIJ printing, laser cutting, plating, rotational molding, modelmaking, etc.
  • Experience with hazardous materials and knowledge related to EHS.

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

AA/EEO and Accessibility Commitment

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Mattel aims to make its Careers website accessible. It is Mattel’s Policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities as required by law. If you’re interested in applying for employment with Mattel, and need assistance with this online system at any point during the application, screening or selection process, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: TalentAcquisition@mattel.com. It is Mattel's Policy to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, social origin, age, marital status, veteran and protected veteran status, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Mattel has also developed an Affirmative Action Program in compliance with federal regulations and to enhance Mattel's objectives of equal access to opportunities at all levels of employment.