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Poppin
commercial-grade office furniture & supplies
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019
 
   
 
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Poppin is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join its Product Design Team concentrating on the development of new furniture & overseeing technical development & performance of product concepts. Working closely with our team of product designers in New York to provide creative & innovative solutions to manufacturing, the ideal candidate values & respects design intent, is motivated by the opportunity to apply creative solutions to any problem, is an expert at material sciences, & manufacturing processes, & thrives at turning innovation into reality. The position will report to Poppins Director of Engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • Work day to day with the Product Design Team to make concepts feasible for manufacture
  • Lead technical aspects of product development
  • Develop & refine continued protocols for specification
  • Interface with our overseas sourcing headquarters to coordinate factory specifications. (includes some after-hours communication, & quarterly overseas travel)
  • Interface with interdisciplinary teams to manage schedules, deadlines, & presentations
  • Mock-up proof of concept deliverables utilizing traditional & rapid prototyping equipment

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with strong mechanical aptitude
  • 5+ years exemplary experience within a furniture-centric product design environment
  • Expert in Solid Works, with ability to create complex surfacing & organic forms + FEA analysis
  • Experience in Pro/Engineer is a plus
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite for the purpose of presenting visually.
  • Superb knowledge of manufacturing processes including: Injection molding, sheet metal, die casting, extrusions, machining, solid wood & panel assembly, upholstery, & part design
  • Demonstrable experience with mechanisms, closures, kinetic assemblies & part dynamics
  • Ease of communicating ideas to international suppliers
  • Ability to qualitatively analyze problems & synthesize solutions
  • Excellent shop skills with ability to quickly breadboard & utilize rapid prototyping equipment
  • Expert knowledge of specifying dimensional tolerance materials & finish
  • Accurate design control through organized documentation & modification
  • Overtly healthy attitude toward making things possible

ABOUT POPPIN:

We believe that outfitting your office should be easythat's why weve reimagined the way people shop for their workspace. By eliminating middlemen, weve created a complete collection of commercial-grade office furniture & supplies while lowering prices & reducing delivery times. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, businesses rely on Poppin for complete workspace solutions to help build their brand & culture.

Recognized by Crains as one of NYs fastest-growing businesses, we have furniture showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C. & will have two more locations by the end of 2019. Our award-winning products are used in over 20,000 offices & sold in 3,000 retail locations nationwide.

Work happy isn't just our tagline, it's our ethos. We offer our team a mix of traditional & unconventional perks, & pride ourselves on providing top-notch benefits.

 
 
 
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