Position type: Full-time (5 days onsite)
Location: Detroit, Michigan 
Department: Engineering & Quality Manager 

About us

At Shinola, we make beautiful, enduring, handcrafted goods that are built to be lived in, worn out, and well loved.  Our thoughtful craftsmanship, timeless design and spirited stories inspire our customers to live well, with confidence & joy—in a style that is uniquely their own!  Because we are a growing and evolving company, each employee is a key stakeholder, making decisions every day that directly impact our overall vision and direction. At Shinola, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution at the start of what we believe will become an iconic American brand.  

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Key Responsibilities

Review and assess new product designs from the Product Development team 

  • Review and provide feedback on design concepts (technical assessment report)
  • Review product drawings for accuracy
  • Perform sample builds to assess product for manufacturability and quality – all to optimize production and quality output 

Photo samples and project builds 

  • Complete project sample and photo sample builds as required for product development team
  • Provide feedback on all builds

Assist with root cause analysis and continuous improvement projects

  • Provide technical insight and input into production issues and continuous improvement projects

Provide support to the repair team 

  • Assist with in-line repair for mechanical movements and/or CSR as needed 



  • 2+ years in related field
  • Watchmaking certification


Key soft skills

  • Ability to collaborate with a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills


Sampling of Total Rewards Program: 

  • Compensation type: Salary
  • Compensation:
    • Compensation can be negotiated based on previous experience & qualifications
    • STIP (short-term incentive plan) eligibility
  • Paid Time-off:
    • 10 Corporate Holidays
    • 15 Vacation days (accrued)
    • 2 Volunteer days
  • Benefits:
    • Medical, dental & vision – click here to view our full package! 
    • 401k with company match
    • Employee assistance program
    • Pet Insurance
    • Merchandise discounts
    • Complimentary employee watch

Hiring Overview:

  • HR Phone Screening – 30 minutes via Microsoft Teams (camera off)
  • Technical Interview with Hiring Manger  – 1 hour via Microsoft Teams (camera on)
  • Take home assignment – 30minutes -2 hours of work
    • note: select positions may not require a case study assignment
  • Final Interview with Panel – 1 hour via Microsoft Teams (camera on)

*The general hiring process can be found above, however Shinola reserves the right to change the process as needed. 

At Shinola, we’re committed to growing and empowering an inclusive community within our company and industry. This is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across our organization. Research shows that oftentimes women and other minority groups only apply to open roles if they meet 100% of the listed criteria. Shinola encourages everyone to apply for our available positions, even if they don’t necessarily check every box on the job description.   

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned.

This job description does not constitute a contract of employment and Shinola may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.



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