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New York, USA
Senior design engineer
at Rich Brilliant Willing

Rich Brilliant Willing is seeking a senior design engineer to join its team in New York, USA.

We believe in the power of light to create atmosphere. Rich Brilliant Willing designs and manufactures LED fixtures for hospitality, workplace, and residential projects using technology, simplicity and creativity.

Job title: senior design engineer
Reports to: product manager
Job location: 67 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

What success looks like

A successful senior design engineer will make a big impact in a short time. We need someone who shows the ability to self-manage and execute projects with prior instruction given within an allotted timeline. They will be adaptable and comfortable working within a collaborative team environment, accepting feedback and critiques from various levels.

In this role, the senior design engineer will be part of our product development team. As a key member of our design team you will have the opportunity to be on the ground level of a wide range of product development activities; from design and development, to prototyping and testing, to working with a cross-functional team in order to drive an idea from concept to production.

Responsibilities and key activities:

  • actively support product development projects from concept to post-release with strong sense of urgency and action
  • manage process, timelines and workload for engineering-related responsibilities; provide consultation and engineering support to other members of the development team
  • own essential design aspects such as specifications, 3D modeling, Finite Element Analysis, and CFD
  • perform critical testing and analysis directly related to stress, flow, fatigue, tolerance, and reliability
  • execute design validation process through prototyping, field and lab testing, fixture design and design-of-experiments
  • assist the design team with the development of  unique and innovative engineered lighting solutions, modelling parts and assemblies in SolidWorks, producing 2D drawings for manufacture, bills of materials, performance specifications and UL submittals
  • develop engineering documentation to communicate applicable information for manufacturing and assembly
  • build and evaluate prototypes with a hands-on approach
  • commission and liaise with suppliers and freelancers, developing good working relationships
  • continually improve production processes, solve design and production issues and develop working solutions, updating parts as necessary
  • interface with operations, sales and marketing teams to coordinate product launch
  • strive for continuous improvement

Required qualifications and experience:

  • BS in mechanical/electrical engineering, or manufacturing discipline
  • five plus years’ design experience in the consumer electronics or lighting industry
  • electronics background preferably working with LED luminaire development (have knowledge of LED types, processes, and integration requirements. Be able to specify, package, and test LED lighting solutions
  • have knowledge of board level control and integration of LED components)
  • be highly proficient in Solidworks and Adobe (Revit, AGI-32, Photopea, a plus)
  • excellent communication and time management skills
  • relational skills for developing positive working relationships with all project stakeholders

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • in-depth knowledge of manufacturing technologies such as; plastic materials (including of injection molding, IMD, IML, multi-shot, insert molding, composite and related finishes technologies), metal materials (including CNC, forging, casting, sheet forming, MIM and related finishes technologies) and glass and ceramic materials (including forming, CNC, polishing and related finishes technologies)
  • have excellent working knowledge of machining, tolerances, fits and finishes, and GD&T
  • regulatory agency experience preferred (UL, CSA, ETL, IEC, TIA, IEEE, NEMA etc) design products to conform with all necessary agency standards (UL, CSA, ETL, IEC, TIA, IEEE, NEMA etc)
  • experience with supplier management
  • demonstrated top-grade aesthetic capabilities

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position.

Daily work hours are from 9:30am to 6:00pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch.

Performance reviews

RBW will hold a minimum of two performance reviews annually, one of which will address professional growth, compensation, job description and job title.

RBW benefits package:

  • health/dental/vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (SFA)
  • ten PTO days accrued annually, which increase each with tenure, up to 15 days accrued annually
  • five sick days accrued annually
  • your birthday off
  • RBW holidays
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day and additional Christmas Holiday (Christmas Eve, Boxing Day – varies year to year)
  • prorated paid parental leave
  • 401(k)
  • 3% company contribution after the one year vesting period
  • profit sharing
  • five year vesting (20% a year, qualifies after first year of employment)
  • provided there is a strong and profitable year, the company gifts a portion of the profits to the employees in the form of a retirement contribution
  • pre-tax commuter benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • generous discount on RBW products
  • 100% company paid life/ADD insurance policy, with option for voluntary employee-paid additional coverage
  • voluntary employee-paid long-term/short-term disability coverage
    adoption assistance
  • great colleagues, collaborative team environment

Please submit all applications using the ‘apply’ link below.

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