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Design Engineer

Architectural Products | Toronto, ON, Canada | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces. We hold to a simple yet powerful principle: design does matter. We are a different kind of company–one with an entrepreneurial spirit defined by passion, curiosity and bold, creative thinking. A privately held company with a youthful entrepreneurial spirit, we recognize the vast skills, knowledge, perspectives and cultural contributions that diversity brings to Teknion. Because different perspectives and experiences trigger creativity and innovation, diversity is integral to our success. Our employees are the heart and soul of our business. To support their development is to enhance our biggest asset.

Overview: 

The Design Engineer is responsible for the development and engineering of new product solutions outlined in the product brief (PDO) and based on industrial design concepts. The Design Engineer is responsible for ensuring that products meet the design intent, are manufacturing friendly, meet cost targets and meet industry testing and safety standards. The candidate will work on multi-disciplinary project teams in a concurrent environment with members of other functional groups and departments.

Responsibilities:

  • To develop creative and sound engineering solutions to new products (as outlined by the product directional outline (PDO), incorporating technical advances in manufacturing processes and materials.
  • To evolve the design concept through a systematic process of modeling, prototyping, testing and analysis refining the design to optimize the function, appearance, and manufacturing of new parts and assemblies. Develop accurate and detailed parts and assembly layouts.
  • To cooperate closely with the Product Marketing and Industrial Design Departments to ensure that developed new products address market needs and customer expectations and work together with cross-disciplinary Project Teams to collectively solve product issues including function, manufacturability, technical application /compatibility, testing and installation, etc.
  • To prepare complete and accurate technical documentation for developed product (assembly and part drawings, part specification sheets) and other supporting documentation of all technical aspects of the product using a common database and complying with Teknion ISO procedures and internal standards.
  • Together with the Engineering team and Test Engineer, interpret the testing requirements as they apply to the new products and their application (BIFMA, CGSB, UL CSA, UBC, IBC, etc.). To ensure that the product design complies with all relevant testing requirements as outlined by the Test Engineer.
  • To coordinate and assist Model and Prototype Shops with fabrication of prototypes and pre-production product as required for the design evolution, testing, showroom and training requirements.
  • To provide preliminary product cost estimates during development.
  • To liaise with 3rd party suppliers to source components or fabrication solutions to produce standard and special designed product.
  • To cooperate with New Product Manufacturing in providing documentation, data and other information required for effective launch of products into full production.
  • To contribute to the development of new processes and tools that improve the concurrent development process and support Teknion’s lead position in the industry.
  • To continue to acquire knowledge of industry trends and standards, manufacturing and materials, technology, competitive product and engineering practices, environmental issues and sustainable design principles.
  • To work together with cross-disciplinary Project Teams to collectively solve product issues including aesthetics, function, manufacturability, technical application /compatibility, testing and installation, etc.
  • To continue to acquire knowledge of industry trends and standards, manufacturing and materials, technology, competitive product and engineering practices, environmental issues and sustainable design principles.
  • To continue to follow up with necessary Engineering change to make sure product launch is supported with clean documentation and necessary improvements.

Requirements:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree or diploma or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years engineering experience in product design and manufacturing environment ( in consumer goods preferred )
  • Knowledge and experience with variety of manufacturing processes and materials (ie sheet metal, plastic, glass, wood)
  • Good project and time management skills, experience in handling multiple projects
  • Strong 3D modeling and detail design using Solidworks and Autocad
  • Hands-on experience with prototype and model making
  • Very good communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both in diverse multidisciplinary team environment as well as individually with minimum supervision.

Teknion is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

By applying for a position with Teknion, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Teknion's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, credit check and criminal check. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position

 

Why you should grow with us!

Competitive Salary

Company Paid benefits

Group RRSP plan

Pension Plan

Excellent work environment and culture

Corporate perks and discounts year round

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