Lead Mechanical Engineer

Peninsula, CA

Posted: 08/15/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Consumer Electronics Job Number: JOS000007969

You will be responsible for

  • Leading the mechanical architecture for consumer & enterprise electronic devices from concept to production.
  • DFM of mechanicals for low and high volume consumer electronic devices.
  • Managing thermal analysis, testing, and design change.
  • Working collaboratively with industrial design, marketing, and engineering teammates.
  • Leading rapid prototyping and fixturing alongside our EE team.
  • Collaborating with electrical engineers to optimize component selection, placement, and layout alignment with mechanical architecture.
  • Driving failure analysis, root cause efforts, and the design of experiments to resolve problems.
  • Leading mechanical test plan creation and iteration both pre-production and in-production.
  • Working with CM on tooling design and iteration.
  • Working with CM on assembly story and process.


  • BS and/or MS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with complex consumer electronics & injection-molded plastics.
  • 5+ years record of successful experience working with overseas CM.
  • Expert 3D modeling in SolidWorks.
  • Comfortable with rapid prototyping techniques.
  • Track record of successful end to end product development.
  • Delivered at least one consumer electronic device to market.
  • Persuasive, clear, and organized technical communicator.
  • Ability to travel to China 20% of year.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating Stratasys 3D printer (Objet 24 onsite).
  • Cultural competency and understanding of Chinese work culture - Mandarin skills not required but a bonus.
  • Persistent in shipping products on time.
  • Ability to finish project timelines on time with minimal supervision.
  • Strong project management, specifically mechanical-related timelines

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