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Senior Design Engineer

Job Summary

The primary intent of the role is to work with clients, sales team and design team members to create SolidWorks models, drawings, and BOMs for the quotation and manufacturing of fixtures.  The Senior Design Engineer is responsible for creating all computer engineered specifications and instruction manuals for prototype and production purposes. The Senior Design Engineer needs to be a team leader to help edit and redline models and drawings and to set an example in using the PDM and part numbering system.  The Senior Design Engineer will frequently work with vendor partners to understand fabrication techniques in different materials and create accurate drawings and models. Fixtures may be manufactured out of any combination of wood, metal, or plastic.  The Senior Design Engineer needs have a strong understanding of the visual landscape as design is a critical function of the role. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with product development, prototyping, design and sales team to engineer creative and compelling solutions within project budget and timelines.
  • Work with clients (outside client, sales, or PM) to understand project objective.
  • Create detailed SolidWorks (SW) models, drawings, and BOMs to use for prototyping and production of parts.
  • Create PDF drawings and compatible files for production on CNC machine (if applicable.)
  • Be responsible for accurate documentation and revision control of all drawings and models.
  • Be a leader on the team in utilizing our EPDM file database and part numbering system.
  • Build models, specifically plastic parts, utilizing the SOP provided by the TBG FAB team.
  • If required, create SW renderings from models utilizing Photoview 360 or similar software.
  • If required, put together presentation document utilizing team InDesign template, which may include renderings, drawings and callouts about parts.
  • In some instances, create models and drawings based on parts which have already been produced or prototyped and participate in value engineering exercises.
  • Work with fabrication, vendor partners or prototype teams to edit and revise parts for production.
  • Have strong understanding of hardware library, material library and proper applications of hardware.
  • Have a strong understanding of material attributes and fabrication processes, finishes and finishing techniques.  
  • Performs miscellaneous projects and completes various tasks as requested by management.
  • Test and review prototypes with clients, sales, fixture PM and vendor partners as necessary to assure quality and accuracy to engineering prints.
  • Perform miscellaneous projects and complete various tasks as requested by management.
  • Assist with creating instructions for assembly or implementation of project as necessary.

Qualifications and Skills

Education, Experience and Credentials

  • High school education is required.
  • Degree in CAD/engineering, Mechanical Design, Engineering, similar field or 6-10 years in a related industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ideal candidate will be both MAC and PC literate (understand windows OS and standard file structures)
  • Proficiencies in the following software preferred: Solidworks, Microsoft Excel and Word, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat.

Benefits and Perks

  • We offer excellent pay and benefits including ownership in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, paid holidays, long term disability, short term disability, 401K plan with employer match, and more.
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