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Mechanical Design Engineer, New Product Development

Question asked by Emily Sears on Sep 18, 2012

Cree is leading the LED Lighting Revolution! We are a $1 billion+ semiconductor manufacturing company committed making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient LED lighting. We are a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.  We currently have an opening for a Mechanical Design Engineer within our Lighting group in Morrisville, NC.



This individual will be a key part of the mechanical product development team and responsible for the mechanical design,engineering and introduction of a product based on a given Product Specification. This person must be able to work well with electrical engineers, test engineers and multifunctional development teams. A successful candidate would thrive under tight deadlines and rapidly changing development requirements.

Responsibilities would include CAD design using Solidworks, requesting quotations from vendors, kick-off tooling, supporting product builds internationally , creating Bill of Materials and performing mechanical design verification of prototypes. Day to day responsibilities would be a mix of all these and general support of product development initiatives set by management.



  • BS Mechanical Engineering Degree or Industrial Design Degree 
  • 5+ years of 3D Solid Modeling experience preferably using Solidworks software.  
  • 5+ years of actual mechanical product development experience, not just theory or product management. 
  • Experience with plastic injection molding, diecast, extrusion, sheet metal tooling for electronic packaging 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Excel,Word and Project), general computer expertise 
  • Self Starter, capable of keeping up with a fast development pace



  • Creative abilities to take a product specification and create a product from a blank slate 
  • Conceptual sketching or visual communication skills 
  • Skills utilizing photo rendering software such as Hypershot and Photoshop for presentations 
  • Hands on experience with creating prototypes for experimentation and testing 
  • 10 plus years direct product development experience


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