Formed in 2019, through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years’ experience in pioneering the use of technology to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds that make life wonderful. We are active in over 125 markets and employ 11,000 people worldwide. Our broad portfolio of hearing-related products and services generates annual revenues of around EUR 1.7 billion.
WS Audiology seeks a Principal Engineer, Mechanical Design to identify, ideate, and execute innovative Mechanical design topics. This includes architecture and supporting the Mechanical Integration development team in design and development. This position would be instrumental in bringing up the mechanical team in terms of product design knowledge and best practices through innovation. More specifically:
- Lead Design Engineer for complex BTE concept development projects:
- Performs as a Lead and architect complex BTE concept/structure with appropriate software
- Design plastic, metal, and rubber parts in the context of Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aid devices - implement new technologies or concepts into BTE design
- Be in charge of risk assessment, testing, and proof of concept
- Assess new technologies related to DFA and DFM
- Hands-on prototyping of samples for proof of concept
- Collaborate strategically with key suppliers and research institutions
- Innovation and Forefront Projects:
- Develop and architect Forefront projects to ensure enhancement of technology for future hearing aid generations.
- Collaborate with other technology domain experts such as hardware, acoustics, simulation in idea creation, and in reaching a 'proof of concept design for forefront projects.
- Performs forefront ideas/ concepts with Suppliers and/or Research Institutions
- Analyze competitor's product to benchmark good practices/designs.
- Lead/ participate in formulating strategic initiatives related to new technology developments related to HA industry.
- Initiates new engineering concepts in consideration with organization processes
- Actively seeks new industry trends, demonstrating the ability to understand the implication of implementing such trends into current projects/ products
- Owns complex and unusual problems and makes technical decisions for the team
- Drives complex technical analyses which directly impacts product roadmap decisions
The successful candidate will ideally be an experienced design engineer with proven strong capability and expertise in engineering knowledge on plastic/metal/rubber part designs as well as a good understanding of various cosmetic processes and finishes. He/ She will preferably have experience working in an international environment, with cross-functional teams across geographical sites.
- PhD / Master / Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronic Engineering or related discipline.
- Minimum 8 years of advanced professional experience working in consumer product design and development with plastic, sheet metal, and rubber parts and knowledge in plastic injection, sheet metal stamping tooling, and surface decoration processes.
- Knowledge of Solidworks / ProE / Wildfire / CREO
- Expert in Mentoring, Leading, and actively participate in design reviews; Demonstrates ability to lead others through coaching, imparting technical knowledge to the team to develop technical competence for future development needs