Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Belkin - Playa Vista, CA

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At Belkin, people come first. Without question, the single greatest contributing factor to our nearly 30 years of success is our talented and ambitious staff. We've found that by creating an inspirational, supportive and enriching environment, we thrive. And we've accomplished more than we ever dreamed was possible.

Around here, it's not about fancy titles, strong political positioning skills, or a healthy list of names to drop. Here, it's all about results. We know what needs to be achieved, and we work together to get the job done. Each of us uses our individual knowledge, creativity and resources to come up with fresh ideas and new concepts we can truly own. With that independence comes a high degree of responsibility and accountability, but we always rise to the occasion.

Job Summary:
As a member of Mechanical Engineering team supporting Belkin's Protection and Personalization Products Business Unit, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for creating innovative case solution for mobile devices and engineering them for prototype evaluation or mass production. Work closely with the Industrial Designers, Product Managers, Program Managers, and vendors to ensure product development objectives and design details are met.

Specific responsibilities include:
: Work closely with Industrial Designers on initial concept development. Provide manufacturability and cost guidance early in product development to reduce and/or eliminate risks to future production.

: Provide schedule, cost and quality expectation input during project planning phase

: Understand limitations of plastics, metals, composites and other materials and to be able to provide advice to their practical use.

: Design highly aesthetic injection molded cases, co-molded cases, compression molded cases using Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 or higher.

: Specify materials, decoration processes, and other technical specification

: Be able to provide constructive feedback and feasibility analysis

: Develop detailed manufacturing packages, including 3D CAD database and detailed 2D drawings for effective design transfer to manufacturing

: Manage changes effectively through ECOs

: Responsible for coordinating quotation, fabrication of prototype parts, tooling, testing and verification of product requirements

: Monitor and meet project schedules and budgets

: Approve parts for production

Education and Experience Requirements:
: B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (will consider A.S. degree with sufficient experience level)

: Minimum of 5 years related work experience in new product development including extensive interaction with Industrial Designers and injection molding vendors

: At least 3 years of Pro/Engineer & Pro/Surface experience must. Hands on ISDX experience with solid understanding of G2 continuity is highly desired

: Experience with PDM tools such as Agile EC, Intralink, Windchill is highly desired

: Strong knowledge in variety of molding processes including thin wall injection molding, 2-shot molding, insert-molding, and compression molding

: Ability to specify the most appropriate resin with considerations for reliability, moldability, and cost

: Understanding of decoration processes such as PU & UV painting, pad printing, PVD

: Knowledge in Production Part Approval Process (PPAP - gage R&R, FAI, cpk, control plan) is a plus.

: Experience in working with cross-functional teams managing multiple projects in an extremely fast pace environment

: Working experience with Asia based manufacturing vendors and onsite experience

: Must be able to obtain a Chinese Visa.

: There is approximately a 15% - 20% travel requirement.

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