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Mechanical Design Project Engineer

Company: JABIL
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

At Jabil, we empower the brands who empower the world - it's our reason for being and the guiding force that's driving us to become the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions provider on the planet. Whether we're serving one of the world's biggest and best known brands or the coolest tech startups, our resolve never wavers. We share common desires with these brands: to make the world a better, safer and cleaner place.


A Principal Mechanical Engineer leads design teams focused on significant and unique design projects and challenges. Delivers projects through the entire product development process into production. As a Principal, you will be expected to demonstrate a level of expertise in a particular area that matches or exceeds the expertise of customers. Consults on system architectures, assess technical requirements and competencies needed during quoting and oversee design progressions during product developments. Mentors and leads others in the organization to build team members design capability. This position could be located in Anaheim or San Jose, CA.


  • Leads complex mechanical product design and validation on significantly challenging and sometimes unique product applications
  • Leads new and unique mechanical design and electromechanical packaging challenges utilizing standard tools
  • Delivers solutions that require multiple Mechanical design expertise across multiple ME competencies with limited supervision.
  • Leads system architecture analysis and clarify design requirements to define the appropriate Mechanical/Thermal architecture for the design team.
  • Evaluating/selecting mechanical components, and makes recommendations to Supply Chain and component engineering, regarding roadmaps and feature enhancements
  • Communicates technical aspects of a project effectively to internal/external customers, and can lead some customer engagements.
  • Lead design innovations and potential patentable solutions
  • Lead resolution of complex design issues and manages design trade-offs
  • Train/coach other engineers in design analysis and tools


    • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Design Manager or Group Lead
    • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).


      • Coordinates with professional networks to answer unique issues related to Industry or specific sector, regulatory and safety standards.
      • Broad knowledge developing high complexity projects that have required multiple Mechanical Engineering Design specializations or competencies: Tolerance Analysis, DFM, Serviceability
      • In-depth knowledge and use of key development tools and design standards: 3D CAD, Finite Element Analysis, Tolerances, Advanced Manufacturing Principles, Interference Checks


        • Influence others and share best practices
        • Effectively communicate with good understanding of English.
        • Work as part of a global team
        • Assess a project and articulating risk while developing project milestones.
        • Develop projects in a stage-gate process (PLCQ)
        • Mentor less experienced engineers.
        • Leads ME projects with multiple engineers assigned.
        • Leads cross-functional and ME design reviews


          • Mechanical Engineering Degree (BSME/MSME/PHD or equivalent experience)
          • 10+ years of experience in mechanical design and / or verification or other key competency


            • Regular business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
            • Travel requirements: Domestic and/or Global, up to 20%
            • Climate controlled office environment during normal business hours.

              Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: JABIL, San Jose , Mechanical Design Project Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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