LED Fixture Mechanical Engineer

Company Name:
Ascott Group
We are the Ascott Group...
a search firm specializing in the lighting industry. We have positions at all levels with Architectural, commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Solid State Lighting fixture, lamp, and ballast manufacturers.
Our client is a fast paced high growth LED lighting systems OEM with history of increased and a broad lighting product portfolio who is seeking an experienced project engineer with strong technical expertise in LED lighting fixtures to assume the role of:
Mechanical Project Engineer
Under the direction of the Vice President, Engineering, the Senior Project Engineer works directly with Design, Marketing and Operation's to plan and complete assigned projects within the time and costs established for the project. The individual manages multiple concurrent projects in an outsourced manufacturing and engineering environment.

Create and maintain a project plan for each project under direct control, including time and material costs.
Prepare, submit and track regulatory approval (UL, CE, ETL, etc) of fixture and component design projects.
May direct and review the work of subordinate, contract or supplier engineering activity.
Review prototypes with design and sales and marketing to ensure that the aesthetic look and product features are obtained as visualized.
Review and approve planned tooling expenditures associated with a project.
Create and maintain a complete set of product documentation (drawings, specifications, BOMs etc.) for each project.

Education and Experience
2 to 5 years of experience in design engineering in an electrical/mechanical environment, lighting experience preferred.
Knowledge of standard light sources and drivers; LED's, HID, Fluorescent, etc.
Experience with project management processes and knowledge of time and materials estimation.
Able to design and draw products using Solidworks or an equivalent software from artist rendering and product descriptions. Ability to visualize the finished product.
Experience designing with various materials (metal, plastic, glass, etc.) and an understanding various material manufacturing processes (injection, casting, spinning, stamping, etc).
Knowledge of each material's limitation with respect to heat and light exposure.
Knowledge of lighting industry testing and regulatory processes.

Establish and maintain a product development schedule.
Track progress of all projects under your control.
Engineer product to the quality and reliability standards set by the company.
Identify technical skills (internal and external) required to meet the project schedule.
Manager outside engineering resources to meet the project schedule.

Characteristics Required:
Team oriented. Open communication with peers, subordinates and management.
Organized and focused. Able to envision the final product and implement a plan to drive to completion per the project schedule.
Clear, direct, positive oral and written communications.
A positive approach to resolving conflicts, issues and problems.

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Please read the qualifications for this position carefully. The successful applicant will have to get up to speed quickly and therefore, we can only consider those who meet all the criteria listed above.
Ascott Group is always on the look-out for top talent. If this position isn't a good fit for you, we probably have a position that is. Our Motto is Global Presence with Local Relationships

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