Sr Manufacturing Design Engineer

Job Description
Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:
As a Senior MDE Engineer, you will be responsible for defining and implementing DFMA good practice to the design of our product. You will be a key member of the development team and will be the main interface between the Hardware and Product Design Engineering teams with local and Offshore Operations teams within Lab126 and our OEM partners. In this role, you will:

  • Work with the design engineering to identify and escalate manufacturing challenges by enforcing DFM, DFA and DFS principles
  • Investigate and introduce new manufacturing technology and methodology to enhance product quality and production efficiency
  • Develop manufacturing process at the ODM, including defining fixture requirements, critical dimensions on parts and critical requirements in assembling
  • Drive all factory-related operational issues related to SMT and final assembly processes during pre-production builds; ensure effective closure to enable operational success of the new product introduction cycle, and put products into mass production
  • Identify and develop assembly jig and fixture for new products
  • Work within Operations, Hardware and Product Design engineering departments to implement and optimize manufacturing 1st pass yields and efficiency from prototype through product ramp
  • Bridge the gap from OEM to Lab126 by supporting development builds and production
  • Support cost reduction and sustaining activities


Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing / operations of PCs, handheld devices, or consumer electronics
  • Experience with performing tolerance analysis
  • Experience with assembly jig and fixture design
  • Knowledge on ProE/UG solid modeling
  • Experience in statistical analysis and SPC/DOE
  • Experience working with International OEM Partners

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and ensure timely and accurate communication between the Lab126 and our OEM partners
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Good understanding of manufacturing strategy and DFMA best practices
  • Mechanical and Thermal FEA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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Guneet S.

Senior Manager, Hardware Reliability Engineering

Guneet leads the Hardware Reliability Development Team that works on the Kindle, Fire, and Amazon Echo family of products. Guneet's team plays an essential role in making products like Fire tablets robust and reliable so customers can use them for years.

Cicie W.

Technical Program Manager, Device Software

Cicie oversees the Software Development and Quality Assurance Teams to support products using the Fire operating system. She specifically handles product battery life and thermal mitigation strategies.


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