Director, Mechanical Engineering

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Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Penang, 07, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

​Director, Design Engineering
Req ID: 116932
Remote Position: No
Hiring Manager: Marwan Hassan Naboulsi
Band: 12 
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Penang
City:  Penang

General Overview

Job Title: Director, Design Engineering 1
Functional Area: Engineering (ENG)
Career Stream: Engineering (ENG)
Role: Director 1 (DR1)
Job Code: DR1-ENG-DSGN
Job Band: 12
Direct/Indirect Indicator: Indirect


We are starting a new location in Penang. The Penang design team will work closely with our global design engineering teams in developing leading-edge Hardware Platform Solutions in Networking, Storage, and server solutions from general-purpose to customized Cloud, AI, machine learning, Edge, and 5G deployments.

We are seeking a highly motivated and self-driven candidate qualified for the position of Director, Mechanical Engineering to manage the market-leading Mechanical Design Group. The successful candidate will lead a design and development group and will be responsible for engineering assignments related to hardware products as well as systems including the development of new products, updates to existing products, or sustaining current products. The candidate will be working closely with Product Marketing, Procurement, and Software teams to drive product definitions.

Detailed Description

  • Lead and manage the mechanical engineering team to develop the mechanical systems and subsystems for server/storage/switch products, ensuring deliverables are completed on time, on cost, and on committed quality to meet internal and external customers’ expectations.
  • Own the strategic planning, direction, and day-to-day execution of mechanical engineering efforts across the entire product lifecycle from feasibility study and conceptual design to mass production.
  • Maintain talents and help team members’ growth and development with committed support to benefit the organization
  • Recruit and develop talents with the right skills for success.
  • Update and develop procedures for continuous improvement on efficiency and quality.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in technical engineering and share knowledge with team members, support the mechanical engineering team’s capabilities and continuous growth both on technical skills and soft skills.
  • Budget and resources planning and management.
  • Direct team members’ objective setting and do performance assessment.
  • Provide technical and leadership support to hot issue root cause and solving.
  • Build up meaningful relationships with customers, vendors, manufacturing sites, and others to help business growth.


  • Bachelor degree or above in mechanical engineering
  • Min. 15+ years of working experience in electromechanical product mechanical design, server/storage/switch product design experience is required; Proven technical leadership experience.
  • Experience with managing mechanical design engineering teams, 5+ years of managing mechanical design engineering teams in server/storage/switch products.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals; Strong knowledge of material property, manufacturing process, tolerance analysis, stress analysis, thermal analysis, and failure analysis.
  • Experience in sheet metal, plastic, machining, die-casting, extrusion, cable, and PCBA design. Strong knowledge of different types of tooling.
  • Experience in and thorough understanding of environmental testing and qualification (thermal, vibration, earthquake, etc.)
  • Experience in volume production experience, DFM/DFA/DFT/DFX, cost budgeting, and estimation
  • Experience with mechanical design and analysis software tools. Creo is a must.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; Strong leadership, problem-solving, and planning skills
  • Business travel possible (including oversea travel)

Physical Demands

Typical Experience

  • Min. 15+ years working experiences in electromechanical product mechanical design, server/storage/switch product design experience is required; Proven technical leadership experience.
  • Experience with managing mechanical design engineering teams, 5+ years of managing mechanical design engineering teams in server/storage/switch products.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor degree or above in Mechanical Engineering


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


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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