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Smart Design // design & innovation consultancy working across digital & physical
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, September 19, 2022
 
   
 
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At Smart Design, the Engineering practice is tightly integrated with all of the design disciplines helping teams to identify opportunities for design to help people in their everyday lives. A primary focus of the engineering team is to discover & prove out opportunities for innovation early in the design process & to work collaboratively on solving the resulting technical challenges.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as supporting team members on client projects working closely with designers during ideation to ensure technical feasibility & design for manufacturing
  • Participate in engineering brainstorms to come up with multiple ideas to solve technical problems
  • Prototype & model making at varying levels of fidelity, mechanism design, 3D CAD (ProE/Creo preferred), technical documentation
  • Clearly communicate technical decisions & able to communicate basic technical requirements
  • Performs some engineering analysis through testing
  • Involved in user research

Naturally, you have:

  • Has or working towards a degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • At least 1 co-op or engineering internship
  • Hands on model making skills including prototyping / wood working / machining / welding
  • User research experience - talking to real users is a bonus!
  • An incurable curiosity relating to all things design
  • No fear of teamwork, brainstorming sessions or presenting in front of your team
  • Healthy email habits, making you a communicative & responsive team player
  • A portfolio or case study examples that show your engineering process (sketches, analysis, prototypes, CAD, & final design)
 
 
 
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