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Senior Lead Engineer, Mechanical Design

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 115344 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

The Senior Lead Engineer, Mechanical Design develops new mechanical systems/modules and maintains 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 Senior Lead Engineer, Mechanical Design works with 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 in multiple domains. Participate in project planning and scheduling.

  • Provide technical leadership and direction to a team of engineers. May be a recognised expert (go to person) in one or more technical areas

  • Review, interpret and may negotiate customer requirements/specifications and provide customer feedback

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

  • Proactively promote industry best practices

  • 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


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 plans
  • 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:

MECHANICAL : Industrial Design, Thermal Analysis/Modelling, Sensors/Moving Parts, FEA, Tolerance Analysis, DFA-Assembly, Mechanical Component & Commodities, Mechanical Assembly


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:

4 to 6 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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