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Product Design Engineer

Company: Balanced Body
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Balanced Body is hiring! We are seeking an experienced Product Design/Mechanical Engineer to support our product design team.
To be successful in this position, you should be able to work independently or in teams, take projects from inception to production. We are looking for someone who has experience in creating aesthetically pleasing designs that look visually pleasing to the eye, that will excite and make someone want to grab and use the product. As an added bonus, if you have experience in woodworking, machining and fitness products, is a plus!
You will be working with a small engineering team with a focus on designing high quality, artistic and cost-effective equipment as well as production support. You should be comfortable in a fluid environment where project priorities shift often. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an industry leader that is strong, stable, and environmentally sensitive. Our products are designed and manufactured in our Sacramento location.
Areas of Responsibility:

  • Work with a small team of engineers;
  • Develop products and improve existing products by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials, and solidifying all of that information into a useful and financially viable product;
  • Troubleshoot and propose solutions to customer issues in the field and issues on the production line;
  • Perform calculations including stress, performance, and range of motion analysis;
  • Prepare technical documentation such as qualification test procedures, acceptance test procedures, and test reports;
  • Design and build prototypes for proof of concept and design approval;
  • Quickly design, fabricate, and perform acceptance or load tests on a wide variety of products as the need arises;
  • Participate in brainstorms and creatively contribute to mechanical and aesthetic solutions;
  • Write installation instructions and provide ongoing technical information and feedback to the marketing department as needed;
  • Participate in Engineering meetings, keeping management informed on project progress;
  • Perform other duties as required to meet the needs of Balanced Body Inc.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent;
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience;
    • Strong written and communication skills;
    • Efficient in creating and modifying Solidworks models, assemblies, and drawings. FEA desired not required;
    • Experience working with suppliers to explore new technologies or to resolve issues;
    • Familiarity designing parts and assemblies for manufacturing; familiar with bent sheet metal parts, aluminum extrusions, die castings, welded parts, over-molding, CNC wood routing, and plastic injection molding desired;
    • Must be comfortable working for periods of time in production, inspection, woodshop, or the machine shop building of test units;
    • Able to work with production to handoff new products, investigating product issues or improvements;
    • Consumer product design or fitness equipment design is preferred but not required;
    • Woodworking experience, personal or professional, is desired but not required.
    • Regulation and compliance experience a plus;
    • Strong attention to detail, observation, organizational, and leadership skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills.
      When submitting your resume, please include a link to your online portfolio or PDF if you have one.
      The CompanyBalanced Body is the world's largest designer and manufacturer of Pilates equipment, as well as a provider of high-quality Pilates and other mind-body instructor training and continuing education. We currently do business in over 100 countries, with world-renowned customer service and a serious commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices. If you want to work with a company with a passion for changing lives in ways small and large, let us hear from you.
      We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits including:
      • Medical, Dental & Vision
      • Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance - Employer Paid!
      • 401k Plan + Match!
      • Paid time off and holidays
        Balanced Body is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

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