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Product Engineer II (Upholstery Engineer)

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Product Engineering (PRDENG)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Work Designation:  Hybrid

Salary Range: $73,233.00 - $109,850.00 



Position Summary:

Listen to our VP of Product Engineering share more about our Product Engineering position, our culture, and what he thinks it takes to be successful in this role.
Product Engineer II Video

Join us on our mission to engineer the world’s most disruptive, aesthetic, ergonomic and best-value furniture! You’ll be part of a team that launches to rave reviews, awards and accolades. We are looking for talented mechanical engineers who can drive successful and flexible product development, while embracing the changes and design refinements that deliver world class products. If you enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of developing highly customized seating products that roll effortlessly off the production line, then this role is for you!



Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Develop families of highly-customizable task seating, side seating and/or lounge furniture, from concept to approved prototypes, and released design drawings and qualified products.
  • Learn and apply design rules for best-in-class furniture comfort and functionality.
  • Develop familiarity with existing supplier and factory capabilities and materials. 
  • Hands-on development of prototypes, creation of 3D and 2D CAD Design Packages.
  • Perform product improvement projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or equivalent relevant work experience in engineered textiles.

  • Design of foam components and upholstery/engineered textiles, a must have.

  • Design of wooden frame assemblies, familiarity with CNC equipment and adhesives technology.

  • 3+ years’ minimum experience with a successful track record of on-time launches of best-in-class products, components or mechanisms.

  • 2+ years’ experience in Solidworks 3D CAD.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Upholstery experience of soft seating (chairs and sofas).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Rhinoceros, and Inventor.

  • Experience with design of plastic injection molded components and metal fabrications.

  • Mechanism Design, Tolerance Analysis, Rapid Prototyping.

  • Experience with Solidworks Simulation or other FEA packages is a huge plus.

  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Design for Environment, PPAP, Six Sigma, Poka Yoke.

  • Experience with EPDM (Solidworks) and ASME Y14.5 M desired.

Working conditions:

  • Primarily Workstation based Design and CAD work in our Tech Center, interspersed with workshop prototyping activities, validation laboratory assistance, factory support and occasional supplier development visits.

Physical Requirements:

  • Office type work with occasional light physical work during engineering development.


Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change.

In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our compensation philosophy is to be externally competitive, internally fair, and not win or lose on compensation. Salary ranges are developed with the support of national benchmarks and industry best practices that adjusts to your cost of labor, years of relevant experience, skill set, and education.

  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a bonus.

  • Hybrid Work Schedule: We support employee needs and their work/life balance so we offer the flexibility to work remotely while being onsite as needed for “collaboration days.”

  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date.

  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred.

  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!

  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.

  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate!

  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family.

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, Exemplis continues to lead, innovate and disrupt an array of industries through its growing family of brands — including SitOnIt Seating, Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.
From sustainable manufacturing to outreach programs and more, we strive to make a positive impact on everyone we serve. We make sure our people (and their communities) are at the core of our organization. To make a difference, we must be a champion of diversity, inclusion, service and social justice — above all else. 
Are you ready to be a part of something special? We have headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of flexible work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.
Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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