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Manager, Mechanical Design Engineering

Date: Mar 5, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 114409 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

Job Summary:

The Manager, Mechanical Design Engineering responsible for leading and managing the employees who develop new mechanical systems/modules and maintain existing designs. Research mechanical concepts and create system solutions using 3D modeling and simulation software. Complete calculations and test, validate, and qualify their systems and make adjustments as needed. Provide support throughout the manufacturing process of the mechanical system that they have designed.

The Manager, Mechanical Design Engineering manages cross functional teams of other engineers, customers, supply chain and project leadership to ensure robust and high quality product development. Enhance designs with feedback from reviews in areas such as manufacturing, test, supply chain, reliability, industrial design and simulations.


Detailed Description:

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of technical solutions for complex projects, involving multiple domains. Participate in project planning and scheduling.

  • Take responsibility for non-technical elements of an engineering project (people, financials etc.).

  • Review and interpret customer requirements/specifications and may act as primary customer contract.

  • Analyze trade-offs in complex systems and recommend solutions. Develops deployment strategies and plans.

  • Lead the deployment of strategic complex programs and coordinate site-wide deployment efforts.

  • May manage relationships with key vendors/partners.

  • Prepare calculations on the proposed solution before completing technical drawings

  • Design, modify and implement systems that meet customer and Celestica needs. E.g. Sketch and draw up designs using input from other engineers, requirements and input from design review (DFx) team

  • Create designs in line with company procedure, regulations and client standards

  • Submit drawings to management, engineering teams and customers for review.

  • Use customer feedback and data to upgrade, improve or repair the company's existing machines

  • Provide support during the manufacturing process

  • Finalize designs and send prints to the production department

  • Set yearly plans and goals for the department, give direction on expected performance, provide regular performance evaluations and ongoing feedback. Accountable for all department objectives and achieving agreed targets for key performance indicators.


Enabling Competencies:

  • Project Management - Ability to manage/lead complex, multiple line engineering projects that may also involve other functions. Demonstrate solid understanding of the technical, financial and people aspects of the project. Able to create a project/change management plan and ensure that the project is delivered within the assigned time and budget. Ability to recognize project barriers and develop mitigation plan.
  • Leadership - Demonstrate "People & Team Leadership Behaviors" as per Celestica Leadership Imperatives.
  • Financial Acumen / Business Planning - Ability to create financial plans for your projects, align them internally with your line of management and other functions and externally if needed. Create project plans, profitability calculations, risk and sensitivity analysis, able to recognize barriers and mitigate profitability risks. Fully knowledgeable about internal and external financial reporting, accounting and tax requirements relevant to your area of expertise.
  • The following competencies may also be required: Coaching/Mentoring; Communication/Negotiation/Presentation; Creative Problem Solving; Customer Interaction/Stakeholder Management; Quality & Lean; Working Effectively with Others; D/PFMEA; 8D/Corrective Action; Equipment Safety; Design of Experiments (DOE).


Technical Competencies:

The following are the associated Technical Competencies that are required for the various Standard Jobs within the Design Engineering Mechanical career stream. This list is for illustrative purposes and may not be inclusive of all skills.


Standard Job : Technical Skills

  • MECHANICAL : Industrial Design, Thermal Analysis/Modelling, Sensors/Moving Parts, FEA, Tolerance Analysis, DFA-Assembly, Mechanical Component & Commodities, Mechanical Assembly
  • THERMAL : Thermal Analysis/Modelling, Fluidics, FEA, Fluid System
  • FLUIDICS : Under development
  • CAD/ARTWORK : Industrial Design, Tolerance Analysis
  • ENCLOSURES : Enclosure, Sheet Metal, Frame Weldment, Die Cast Parts, Extrusions, Sheet Metal, Welding
  • MACHINE DESIGN : Industrial Design, Enclosure, Plastic, Sheet Metal, Frame Weldment, Machined Parts, Die Cast Parts, Extrusions, FEA, Tolerance Analysis, DFM-Manufacturing, DFA-Assembly, CNC Programming, Secondary Processing, Sheet Metal, Machining, Welding
  • ELECTROMECHANICAL : EE-Digital, EE-Analog, System Architecture, Machined Parts, Sensors/Moving Parts, Mechanical Automation


Physical Demands:

Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.

Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.

Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.

Occasional travel may be required.


Typical Experience:

7 to 10 years.


Typical Education:

Bachelor degree


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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