Principal Mechanical Engineer

Peninsula, CA

Posted: 08/07/2018 Employment Type: Temp To Perm Industry: Consumer Electronics Job Number: JOS000007665

Essential Duties:

  • Create and oversee the mechanical design of the company's consumer products
  • Work closely with Product Design, Program Management, Hardware and Manufacturing teams to execute the product vision
  • Ensure the design integrity of each product (manufacturing documentation, tolerance stacks, manufacturing specification creation)
  • Collaborate closely with supply chain partners and CM’s to ensure robust design
  • Participate in the electro-mechanical integration at our CMs
  • Work closely with the mechanical engineering manager to set up engineering processes that enable more robust design and more predictability
  • International travel to support product development (approximately 25%)

Your Skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10?+ years of experience designing high volume consumer electronics products
  • ?Deep knowledge of a variety of manufacturing processes (e.g. injection molding, metal stamping, and mechanical integration of PCBs/FPCs)
  • 10+ years of experience with Solidworks (PDM preferred)
  • Experience with tolerance analysis and its application in a production environment
  • Working knowledge of a change management system, Arena preferred
  • Ability to author professional technical documentation
  • Understanding of US and international compliance requirements (FCC, ISO, etc)
  • Familiar with NPI processes for consumer electronics 
  • Experience working with Tier 1 or Tier 2 CMs
  • Ability to define and enforce quality standards both internally and externally with CMs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively impact all cross-functional disciplines
  • ?Experience mentoring junior engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Engineering
  • Experience leading the mechanical architecture set up for complex assemblies and sub-assemblies
  • ?Experience with traditional watch design and CMs
  • Experience developing process or standards for engineering teams
  • Design and review of assembly and testing fixtures
  • ?Basic GD&T and its application in a CE environment

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