Once upon a time TUSTNA, EKTORP, STRANDMON and all their Comfort siblings in the IKEA range were born, or the idea of these products at least! Behind our whole range there is a lot of hard work from our many skilled Engineers, and a lot of them started their career just like a Mechanical Design Engineer (MDE). Working as an MDE is a good way to get to know the IKEA way of working and be close to the core of our product development!
The IKEA product range is designed to be functional, great looking, affordable, of good quality and sustainable. This is what we call Democratic Design and it´s a true team effort to make it happen! Our development teams consist of many different roles, such as Technical Project Leader, Requirement Specialist, Designer etc. And this is where you as a MDE come into the picture as well!
What is the role all about?
The MDE is an important player in the team, with responsibility to work with product development and product improvement of running range. This is not just a way of saying. The MDE is one of the roles in our product development teams who is developing, evaluating, and improving physical samples and technical solutions in CAD, so the impact is real and deep. You will be doing this by developing the mechanical design of products from concept sketch to final product. You will develop and maintain the digital models on a detail level, as well as securing that all mechanical requirements (legal as functional) are covered by the product design. You will work closely with other Engineers in the product development teams, as well as have a close dialogue with the purchasing organisation and suppliers to secure successful product implementation. It will be highly rewarding work. And yes, it will be a lot of fun!
Who are we looking for?
You are an Engineer maybe in the beginning of your career, with a university degree in Engineering with focus on Product Development or equivalent. You have a curiosity and interest in comfort products (upholstered products like sofas, armchairs, beds and mattresses) or even some experience from working with comfort products. An innovative thinker and interested in upholstered and non-upholstered furniture to be to the point!
It´s a merit if you have some experience in working with product development and/or product documentation. Your knowledge of 3D drawings and SolidWorks will be considered as an added advantage, as well as some material knowledge. You work in a structured way based on good analytical skills and find it interesting to work within a network of many different stakeholders, both internal and external ones. Furthermore, you have strong communication skills and build good relations based on trust. IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore need to be fluent in English both verbal and written.
The first step into our organisation
You will start your journey at IKEA by being part of an introduction program where you will learn how we develop upholstered products that fulfills the needs and dreams of our customers in close cooperation with our suppliers. You will experience our different capabilities collaborating to develop the final product and at the same time build your network. This role includes some travelling.
The position is located in Älmhult, Sweden. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Recruitment Specialist Maria Fröberg Larsson +46 (0) 706 190 996. Warm welcome with you your CV and motivational letter in English latest by August 11th.Please note that due to summer vacation our response time is longer. We will start to work on the selection process during w 35.
Some information about Business Area Livingroom
The living room is the heart of the home and where we shape our lives together with family and friends – we relax, socialize and organize our living – and the sofa, armchair or sofa bed are central to many of the activities taking place in this important space. Our seating offer should also be affordable, beautiful, and comfortable, and we are now on a journey to become the destination for living room seating. And it’s a journey where we don’t compromise on our loving room spirit, where we build on our strengths while constantly improving where we need to, and we do it together!