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Product Engineer II

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Product Engineering (PRDENG)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Position Summary:

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.
  • 3+ years’ track record of on-time launches of best-in-class products, components or mechanisms.
  • 2+ years’ experience in Solidworks.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Design of wooden structures, familiarity with CNC equipment and adhesives technology.
  • Design of foam components and engineered textiles.
  • Experience with EPDM (Solidworks Enterprise PDM) 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.


About Us:

Exemplis is the fastest-growing office furniture and e-commerce company in the industry! We’re an entrepreneurial company offering infinite possibilities. Being a one-stop-shop means our customers can have everything they need to create exactly what they want. Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us the industry leader for over 25 years. Our SitOnIt Seating brand was created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, textile, and design can help everyone—from medical offices to Fortune 500 companies to home offices across North America—get more out of their day.

People are at the core of our business, and on our team, everyone makes an impact. We absolutely owe our success to our incredible group of talented employees who bring equal parts skill, passion, drive – and of course, fun -- to the table each and every day. We have created a workplace that is inclusive and diverse -- where everyone can be their authentic self, and where that authenticity is celebrated. By creating an environment where people from every background can thrive, Exemplis becomes a better and more successful company.

We’re proud to be a company that gives back to the very communities that our team members live and work in. Our giving ethos focuses on three buckets of impact: sustainability, community outreach and transparent operations. From donating lobby seating to medical clinics in low-income neighborhoods—to our yearly giving week and toy drive for Toys for Tots – we believe collaboration, kindness and authenticity are essential to our humanity.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

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

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