Lead Mechanical Product Development Engineer

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Kforce Technology Staffing
Full Time, Perm
$120,000 - $135,000 annually

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Kforce has a nationwide client that recently established a Design Center in the Warrenville, IL area that is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer/Product Development Engineer with strong project management experience. The company offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, aggressive annual bonus plan, PTO, and 401K matching.

Summary:
We are working directly with the Hiring Manager on this exclusive search assignment. The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager will be responsible for the mechanical design and project management for next generation consumer electronic products. You will collaborate with cross-functional internal and external teams to develop amazing products that meet or exceed customer requirements. This will require a deep understanding of the user experience in order to develop features that are simple and elegant for our customers. This is an opportunity to lead engineering efforts from concept to product launch of first to market consumer electronic products.

Responsibilities:
* The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager will collaborate with marketing and cross-functional engineering teams to define product features and requirements
* Play a lead role in defining the mechanical engineering platform and project execution strategies to design new products and product features
* Collaborates with cross-functional engineering/marketing teams to propose, negotiate, and design mechanical hardware that meets or exceeds product specification requirements of the products; This includes but is not limited to designing mainly plastic injection molded parts, stamped metal parts and simple mechanisms
* Utilize SolidWorks CAD software to design parts, create detail drawings and create assembly drawings
* As a Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager, you will develop engineering test protocols for evaluating part/system design

REQUIREMENTS:
* B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Similar field; Master's degree in related field is a plus
* 10 to 12+ years of related industry experience in Mechanical Engineering and product development
* 5-7+ years of experience designing injection molded parts and metal stamped/formed parts for high volume products
* 5 to 7 years of experience utilizing SolidWorks CAD software
* 3 to 5 years of experience managing cross functional projects
* Experience with Mechanical Engineering design capabilities for high volume consumer electronic products and the ability to lead the design effort
* Strong Project Management experience for cross-functional design teams
* Strong Leadership characteristics
* Strong experience in designing injection molded plastic parts
* Proficient in designing stamped/formed metal parts
* Expert knowledge of SolidWorks CAD software
* Expert in Design for Manufacturability and Assembly; Proven track record taking designs through manufacturing
* Ability to perform simple mechanical/electrical assembly for quick prototyping
* Experience in Waterfall and/or Agile NPD processes and project management of cross functional design teams
* Experience designing products to meet UL2034 and/or UL217 and managing the testing of the products at Intertek and/or UL
* Proficient in status reporting, communicating technical data/results and issues, impacts, and corrective actions
* Experience in the Consumer electronic product or commercial electronic product industry is highly desired
* Experience in various manufacturing processes used to achieve trending Color, Material + Finish cosmetic design requirements a plus
* Experience designing IoT products is a plus

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Company Information

Kforce is a professional staffing and solutions firm specializing in the technology areas of application development, project management, business analysis, enterprise data management and infrastructure for commercial and government organizations. Kforce has been matching job seekers and employers since 1962. We are committed to having a meaningful impact on all the lives we serve and offer exciting job opportunities across the United States. Kforce specializes in providing strategic partnership in the areas of Technology and Finance & Accounting. Our staffing specialists work to understand your career goals and offer career advice in order to help you become a more marketable technology professional. Your success is our mission. Gain meaningful connections with your skills and our network.
Dice Id : kforcecx
Position Id : ITWQG1973982
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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