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Product Designer (Senior)

Essential Products, Palo Alto, CA

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Essential Products is a new type of company focused on creating consumer technology products for the 21st century.

As a Senior Product Design Engineer you will be responsible for the design, prototyping, and execution of premium consumer electronics products from concept to box. You will work on projects that require system level integration, designing of mechanical components, solving of deep and complex engineering problems, and the developing of new enclosure technologies. 

You will work closely with Industrial Design, Operations, Electrical and Hardware Engineering, and Marketing teams in a fast-paced, technology focused environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Initial concept generation, prototyping, and iteration to converge user experience goals
  • Driving mechanical design to closure while validating with prototypes at each stage
  • Leading design reviews and receiving peer and cross-functional feedback to prioritize product needs
  • Running tolerance analysis for key interfaces and providing guidance for statistical processes control on component and system levels
  • Managing 3rd party development and manufacturing partners at a product and sub-system level, and providing on-site support for supply chain and final product assembly development builds, tooling bring-up, and initial component production
  • Developing product, sub-system, and component level performance specifications using custom, standard, and reliability testing techniques
  • Interpreting, reviewing, and providing feedback for various tooling design approaches and manufacturing processes including: (a) injection and compression molding techniques, (b) metal machining, cutter design, and fixture design, (c) metal casting, forging, forming and injection molding, (d) basic material finishing
  • Showcase flexible design skills such as: tolerance analysis, design for assembly, considerations for high volume manufacturing, design for metrology

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or other equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years of experience in product design
  • Ability to travel up to 25% both domestically and internationally
  • 3D CAD experience in ProE, Solidworks, UG NX, or other package
  • 2D drafting- 2D drafting (GD&T experience preferred)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Large data set analysis 
  • Good communication, both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or other advanced engineering degree or specialty
  • 3+ years of experience managing multi-disciplinary projects
  • Strong sense of ownership 
  • Finite Element or other engineering simulation and analysis tools
Founded by Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, the world's most widely used operating system, Essential Products is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, please visit www.essential.com.

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About Essential Products

About us Introducing Essential. Essential Products is a new type of company focused on creating consumer technology products for the 21st century. Founded by Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, the world's most widely used operating system, Essential Products is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, please visit www.essential.com.

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