Senior Product Design Engineer
We are seeking a talented, passionate and experienced Senior Product Design Engineer to work within our high-energy, dynamic environment, working on a wide variety of products and deliverables across a very diverse range of sectors. You will lead product development of various disruptive innovations from proof of concepts, to intellectual property analysis, to leading and collaborating with engineers, researchers, strategists, designers, management team, outside contracted firms and clients. Your knowledge and know-how in bringing products and experiences to life will be essential to your position including having taken products successfully through design, development, engineering, process and material selection, tooling, testing, documentation and production ramp up.
You are a highly-tuned problem solver. You’ll be bringing your years of experience and industry knowledge, and your ability to prioritize, risk manage, to innovate your way through the multitude of challenges you’ll face. You’ll have extensive knowledge of designing for plastic injection molding, sheet metal design and other manufacturing techniques, as well as the experience of creating strategies for bringing complex, multi-part, multi-material prototypes together in a compressed timeframe.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the creation of complex and innovative design solutions that emphasize and merge aesthetic and user experience design intent with best of class build quality and production engineering to exceed client and end-user expectations.
Participate and lead team brainstorming sessions and other team meetings intended to define design priorities and performance goals based on client objectives.
Identify, engage and interview potential contract manufacturers and other suppliers; and visit and evaluate possible manufacturing partners to review their production capabilities and readiness.
Produce and maintain full project dossiers, including cost of goods, bill of materials, and complete drawing and data packages.
Review tooling designs to verify the quality of fit and finish implementation as well as supporting manufacturing partners to resolve issues during design transfer and transition to mass production.
Review initial production samples for design and engineering intent and adherence to specified tolerances. Analyze and test field returns to determine root cause of failure and propose and implement corrective actions.
Keep your finger on the pulse, and monitor the latest innovations related to product development, including new component technologies, materials, manufacturing and prototyping processes.
The Ideal Candidate Will Also Meet or Exceed the Following Criteria:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Industrial Design, Design Engineering or Mechanical Engineering required
8+ years, consultancy-based experience in the design, development and engineering of unique product solutions
Demonstrated experience leading design teams & clients through challenging projects
Deep experience in the manufacturing process of product design
Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:
Excellent team collaboration, communication, and presentation skills
All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States
Preferred software knowledge includes: SolidWorks, KeyShot, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite
Demonstrate a portfolio of successful, launched products
High level of motivation and drive
International candidates must hold a valid U.S. working permit.