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Monday November 22, 2010 1:59 am

Comic Book Jobs: Mattel

The DemonI don’t think of a toy company like Mattel as having comic book jobs readily available, but then I’m happy to be wrong. The home of Barbie and Hot Wheels is looking for a Senior Level Project Management Associate to “join its team of Product Development professionals within its Action Play team.”

This is all happening down in El Segundo, which sounds like the greatest name for a super-hero, but instead is the name of a city south of Los Angeles.
Mattel’s Action Play team “is a cohesive group of talented and knowledgeable individuals.” If you’re selected you’ll get to work with “some of the finest Toy Design and Development professionals in the industry.” More specifically, you’ll be working on DC Comics properties. Ah ha! So there’s the comic book connection.
They want you to have “experience working for a consumer packaged goods company utilizing plastic materials.” Responsibilities include “oversight of issues pertaining to product schedule, cost, product functionality, and quality.” You’re like the inspector of DC toys for Mattel.
Some might think that’s the coolest job ever, and you’ll get to see the toys long before they reach the shelves, and probably the conceptual ones that don’t make it out of the Action Play meeting room.
Intrigued yet? 

Well, don’t jump the Bat Gun yet, fanboy. You need a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related degree) with a minimum of one to five years of relevant experience and “Pro/ENGINEER, 3-D CAD training is helpful.”

There are a bunch more responsibilities and job requirements, and you’ll find those at the link.
Good luck, job seekers!
[Artwork: Jack Kirby’s Etrigan aka The Demon, © DC Comics, and swiped from the blog Panels On Pages]



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