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Senior Design Engineer

San Antonio, TX 78219

Posted: 11/14/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 127904

Job Description

LK Jordan & Associates are seeking a Senior Design Engineer who is responsible for product development from concept through production, leading electro-mechanical product design and/or redesign, part assembly and detailed part drawings.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design work varies form new product development to product enhancements and may involve work with problem jobs or field fixes. Develops and distributes engineering data in the form of Engineering Change Notices, bills of material and parts tracking.

• Collaborates with and influences cross functional members of the design team, presenting and communicating project status updates to senior management.

• Simultaneously manages multiple projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors to generate high-quality, cost-effective solutions.

• Mentors and leads other engineers.

• Manages prototyping, testing, and assembly of samples.

• Attends or leads team meetings on the product delivery system for each major product. When heading a project, the lead design engineer is expected to run these meetings.

• Initiates and develops concepts for new products from Market Requirement Specification (MRS) provided by the VP of Product and other avenues such as reviewing competitor's samples and documentation, and free design techniques. These concepts must be agreeable with standard manufacturing methods utilized by the onsite manufacturing facility or supply chain.

• Develops and documents thermal, photometric, regulatory testing plans Submits test request follow-up with the testing group. Submits prototyping requests, works with machine shop and external vendors in production of prototypes and assembly of samples.

• Generates and revises CAD drawings and models, component inspection, prototype build and product testing.

• Utilize best practices, including DFM, DFA, and tolerance stack analysis in collaboration with manufacturing, supply chain, and vendors to ensure designs are optimized for cost, quality, and performance.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Experienced in 2D, 3D CAD software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks).

• Experience with Project Management

• High sense of urgency with ability to prioritize multiple projects.

• Waterfall/gate style product development experience. Experience with Agile a secondary priority.

• Knowledge of Lean and ideally Kaizen, continuous improvement, poka-yoke, 5S.

• Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Required Education and Experience:

• 6+ years’ experience with lighting product development

• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electromechanical, or other technical/analytical field

• Detailed knowledge of UL and CSA standards and the NEC

• Moderate knowledge of some or all the CE, NOM, IEC standards

• Detailed knowledge of castings (die and investment), forgings, plastic injection moldings, extrusions, machining, heat sink design, sheet metal, surface treatments (powder coating, painting, plating), stamping, drawing.

• Moderate knowledge in light sources and LED Technologies, including LEDs, COBs, PCBs, Drivers, Control Systems, thermal management (simulation and testing)

• Previous ERP software experience.

• Moderate knowledge of electrical circuits, reliability, wiring, control protocols


Preferred Education and Experience:

• 4+ years’ experience with architectural down lighting, track product development for the North American and European markets

• Extensive experience with IP testing, gasket design and thermal simulations.

• Moderate knowledge of IoT lighting specific landscape

• High experience with IP portfolio development and management


Working Environment:

• Smoke free workplace.


COVID-19 Considerations:

• Must have COVID vaccine or be willing to be vaccinated.


For a Confidential Conversation regarding this outstanding career opportunity please contact: Roy Campbell | 210.541.0471 or to apply please send your resume to


Our most successful Candidates come from referrals, so if this position doesn’t look like a great opportunity for you - but you happen to know or have coached this special talent - please forward this email to them or refer me their name in confidence.  Thank you for your consideration!


“L.K. Jordan & Associates is and equal opportunity employers”.


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