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Design Engineering Intern/Co-Op

The role of the Design Engineering Intern/Co-Op is to provide engineering support during product design, development, and commercialization activities for both internal and consulting projects. They will have the chance to work in a variety of markets including medical devices and consumer appliances.

Reports to:
Lead Engineer

Qualifications / Education:
Must be currently pursuing an undergraduate ME and/or PDM engineering degree from an accredited engineering school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must have the ability to work in a group environment with creative, open minded, out of the box thinking.
  • Must be both self-sufficient and capable of working closely with a supervising engineer.
  • Develop conceptual designs utilizing 3D CAD software.
  • Create 2D engineering drawings to communicate designs to suppliers and customers.
  • Apply fundamental engineering theory and design principles.
  • Ability to demonstrate good problem-solving skills, and work with complex and under defined problems.
  • Capability to communicate ideas through presentations, rough sketches, and simple physical models.
  • Support both product inception and execution activities.
  • Must be able to work with colleagues, clients, and suppliers with professionalism.
  • Must be interested in the product design and development field of engineering.
Senior Design Engineer

The role of the Sr. Design Engineer is to provide engineering support during product design and development as directed by an Industrial Design/Engineering Lead or Director of Product Innovation.

Reports to:
Director, Product Innovation

Qualifications / Education:
5+ years of related work experience in consulting or corporate environment(s)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Engineering Design Technology (EDT), Product Design and Manufacturing, or equivalent job experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Design / Engineering Leads to scope projects, gain an understanding for clients’ business objectives, and assist in the development of the necessary project deliverables.
  • With guidance from the Design / Engineering Leads, assist in the development of the work approach and strategy for accomplishing client and project objectives within the time and budget allowed.
  • With direction from the Design / Engineering Lead, manage additional ID/EN team members, outside contractors and/or vendors that may be required to complete project activities.
  • Participate/lead a variety of research activities designed to gain a deeper understanding of market trends, demographics, competitive landscape, user needs and environments within the context of the given project.
  • Possess and demonstrate a high skill level in fundamental engineering tools and practices, including but not limited to the following:
  • Efficient use of 3D CAD software to conceptualize designs and produce accurate models, assemblies, and drawings using appropriate drafting practices.
  • Theoretical design analyses to support the feasibility of the selected concepts. This stage may include items such as FEA, MoldFlow, stack-ups, and material selection.
  • Ability to provide development support for a variety of manufacturing processes such as sheetmetal, casting, machining, injection molding, thermoforming, and extrusion is required.
  • Must have the ability to select appropriate materials and finishing options to support design needs.
  • Must have the ability to work in a group environment with creative, open minded, out of the box thinking.
  • Attend client team meetings and present concepts to Marketing, Engineering and Manufacturing groups.
  • Communicate with vendors to ensure that designs are practical and cost effective for manufacturing.
  • Work closely with vendors to get quotes, material samples and rapid prototypes in a timely manner.
  • Assist Lead Engineer to ensure that all required design control documentation is completed and all quality requirements have been met.
  • Participate in risk management activities.
  • Display a professional image and positive attitude to coworkers and customers alike.
  • Provide manufacturing support for initial product release including engineering prints (ECN’s), task instructions, inspection forms, and training.
  • Become intimately familiar with testing standards used for our product. (i.e. UL1678, IEC60601-1, etc.)
  • Support both internal and external testing requirements for new product or product updates as appropriate.
Production Staff

Performs production work in a light industrial and/or assembly environment within the guidelines of Tekna Inc. job description.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize hand and power tools.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs occasionally.
  • Staff members are crossed trained across multiple work stations, quality standards, as well as high standards of safety and workmanship.
  • Perform assembly activities with the direction of the line leader(s).
  • Assemble to written work instructions.
  • Assist in inspection of parts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Reports to the Line Leader.



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