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Manufacturing Design Engineer, Mechanical

AR/VR | Menlo Park, CA - Seattle, WA

The Manufacturing Design Engineering (MDE) Team has the responsibility for evaluating technologies and identifying supply chain solutions that allow Tech Ops to deliver products to market at scale. Tech Ops Supply Chain seeks a Manufacturing Design Engineer (MDE) focused on manufacturing, process development and supplier qualification. We are looking for an individual willing to work independently to accomplish ​bold​ things. The role of a Mechanical MDE who is both technically proficient to work with the engineering design and Operations teams for AR/VR products, also experienced in supply chain and manufacturing to bring hardware tooling/fixture, process and technology into mass production. This role is responsible for all secondary processes operations post tooling. Specific hardware development and fixture knowledge is required, and the candidate must have demonstrated extreme hands-on technical on tooling components and systems, understanding key factors in both the development, process qualification and manufacturing aspects of secondary operations (i.e. metal or plastic CNC machining, welding (laser, Ultrasonic, etc.), glue dispensing, insert molding, sheet metal fabrication, sub-assembly processes, plastic painting, pad/silk printing, CMF (color, material and surface finishing - blasting, polishing, PVD coating or anodization). Your role will be to act as the key driver for Tier II technical/process components interface between the Tech Ops Engineering (Quality, Reliability, OPM), Supply Chain, Hardware Engineering (Product Design, Industrial Design) and FATP teams. This role will also interact with the MDE and SQE Team in APAC to implement and execute comprehensive process and technical solutions for our products in Tier II vendors. This role is based in Menlo Park (MPK) or Seattle (SEA).


  • Work directly with USA commercial team to identify the best supplier partners in APAC to meet product requirements from both technical perspective as well as supply chain and manufacturing considerations, and during NPI conceptual design - work on process and manufacturing proposal, provide process flow simulation, manufacturing cycle time simulation, process and cost analysis
  • Work directly with USA Hardware Engineering Team (Product Design, Industrial Design) to provide technical proposal, manufacturing solutions at Tier II secondary process operations (post tooling) from equipment selection, material selection, process recommendations, process set-ups and qualifications, manufacturability to mass-production with cost effectiveness, process exploration for NPI program and critical part features and review manufacturability of design. Make recommendations to modify part specifications and tolerances as necessary to adapt development processes for high volume production and support cost effective production
  • Work closely with Tooling Team ensure the tooling and process concept is manufacturable with secondary process Operations (i.e. extrusion or forging or MIM or sheet metal, etc.)
  • Participate in core team weekly review to present Tier II secondary processes technical proposals to cross-functional and executives to buy in
  • Work closely with the APAC MDE Team to come up with Technical proposals during NPI conceptual phases that are manufacturable for mass production, cost effective and high yield, review Tier II vendors’ DFM, develop fixture procedures and processes, process qualifications including FAI, Cpk, Reliability, Production and Final Acceptance, and drive suppliers to optimize processes for cycle time reduction, automation, cost saving, LEAN manufacturing of the product
  • Interface with APAC MDE and SQE to drive product cosmetic standard on volume manufacturing ramp with Industrial Design (ID) and Product Design
  • Responsible for MIP (Manufacturing & In-Process Plan) document control for each program throughout the whole process cycle (Prototype to Mass Production) with vendor on our products
  • Travel to suppliers (APAC) and work closely with APAC Team to establish technical and manufacturing processes required during product development (Proto, EVT, DVT) and volume manufacturing ramp (PVT)
  • Moderate travel to APAC (Mainland China, Vietnam, Taiwan)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in mechanical engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of experience in Mechanical, specifically in technical and process development at NPI, technical problem solving, fixture manufacturing or Operation skills
  • Hands-on technical metal and plastic process manufacturing experience, i.e. molding, stamping, die casting, CNC machining, welding process (laser, ultrasonic welding), bonding and glue dispensing, pad/silk screen, plastic enclosure painting, metal enclosure surface finishing (i.e. polishing, PVD, blasting, Anodization), assembly Heat Staking, Film or PSA die cut and lamination, and sub-assembly processes
  • Experience in conducting DOEs to drive process and data collection
  • Experience with statistical process control tool (JMP or Minitab) to analyze data from DOE, part qualification data (FAI, SPC, Cpk) and provide solutions and recommendations to Engineering Team for process improvement
  • Experience working with APAC Supply Chain vendors (especially in Mainland China)

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