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SundbergFerar Team Careers

As part of our team at Sundberg-Ferar, you’ll have the opportunity to help bring meaningful solutions to market.

We design and prototype a wide variety of products and experiences. We serve three major markets: mobility, consumer, and commercial, but within these broad categories our work includes transportation, home goods, appliances, sporting goods, medical products, robotics, power tools, and industrial equipment, to name a few. Our designers have new and diverse opportunities within all these fields to make an impact and innovate. You’ll have unique, exciting challenges to solve and boundless opportunities to learn.

You’ll work amongst a seasoned team of industrial designers and artists, engineers and technical leaders, model-makers and crafstmen, strategists and design researchers. Together, we work as a cooperative, each group enabling the other towards the common goal of making people’s lives better through useful, sustainable, and compelling products.

What’s it like to be a part of our team?

These qualities describe our culture, as well as what we look for in a potential new teammate. You’ll fit right in here if these qualities sound like you and you’re committed to creating solutions that make people’s lives better and more beautiful.

Resourceful: We are thinkers and tinkerers; we have the skills and know-how to turn dreams into reality.

Collaborative: We’re a highly flexible, nimble, and unpretentious crew willing to work with any idea.

Creative: We dream big, then work tirelessly to make it happen.

Forward-thinking: We use our industry expertise to look ahead and determine the best solution for now and the future.

Confident: We believe in our work, and we’re proud of it—but always with honest humility.

Energized: Our get-up-and-go comes from loving what we do. Simple as that.


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Job Openings

Mechanical Design Engineer


Sundberg-Ferar is seeking a new addition to their engineering group with diverse technical experience and a creative passion for making things work. Our engineers play many roles in the process: ideation, hands-on mechanical mock-ups, component selection and packaging studies, CAD surfacing, design for prototyping, performance optimization, production ready CAD, 2D drawings and production support. We’re looking for an engineer who is confident and capable in each of these tasks and who brings fresh perspective to every product they work on.

So, who is the right fit? We look for people who are, creative, forward-thinking, curious, and fearless to tackle big and small challenges alike. Above all, we believe that lines should be blurred between industrial design and engineering, and that the best designs come from a concurrent, non-siloed approach that brings both functional and emotional specs to life. Art and science should be side-by-side in every product development task.

The role of Mechanical Design Engineer exemplifies these character traits perfectly.

Primary roles and responsibilities for this position:

  • Design and fabricate a wide variety of products seeking ideal user experience, alongside high-quality functional performance
  • Work alongside industrial designers and design researchers to understand core user needs and design beautiful and usable products that make people’s lives better
  • Ideate solutions for custom enclosures, mechanisms, robotic systems, and other unique challenges in mobility, consumer and industrial product categories
  • Help fabricate and assemble proof-of-concept prototypes, conduct bench testing, and iterate designs
  • Conduct manufacturability assessments and maintain a vision for enabling innovation while ensuring that products can be produced as intended in high-volume production facilities
  • CAD design for prototypes of all fidelity levels including high-quality looks-like/works-like models – support fabrication efforts and final design tuning with our prototype specialists in our in-house model shop
  • Help source motors, actuators, sensors, power supplies, etc. and design/program rudimentary controls systems for functional verification
  • Prepare design presentations that walkthrough challenges, solutions and recommendations and help lead projects to success

Some must-have skills and experience:

  • 5-10 years experience including concept-to-production design cycles
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or other related technical field
  • Fluent in CAD (Solidworks and/or Creo) with a strong preference for experience with organic surfacing
  • Familiarity with injection molding and sheet metal
  • Demonstratable problem solving abilities
  • Ability and confidence to work early on in the exploratory/investigative product development phases


  • Sustainable design experience
  • Solidworks FEA skills (structural analysis and/or other types of CAE)
  • Fluency with 2D drawings, GD&T and tolerance analysis
  • User interface design experience including familiarity with switches and displays (off-the-shelf and custom)
  • Program management experience
  • Materials knowledge for thermoplastics and metals
  • Electrical/software prototyping capability

And, some character traits that we look for:

  • The Forward-Thinker: design enthusiasm and a passion for making cool products.
  • The Intuitive: comfortable engineering without technical specifications (this requires the knack for designing your own specs on-the-fly using solid mechanical design instincts).
  • The Innovator: ability to invent mechanisms and participate in ideation sessions.
  • The Artist: appreciates the joys of beautiful objects and commits to the vision, even if it requires taking the long way around.
  • The Toolbox: familiarity with diverse materials, processes, and manufacturing technologies, such as (others welcome):
  • Thermoplastics, injection molding, thermoforming;
  • Structures, weldments, sheet metal, die casting;
  • Electro-mechanical systems, motors/actuators, and sensors.
  • The Multi-Tasker: comfortable working in multiple fast paced development cycles while staying organized and detail-oriented, both independently and within a small team.
  • The Communicator: empathetic and patient explaining technical designs to non-technical clients. Fluent in creating and giving presentations (PowerPoint).
  • The Maker: hands-on ability to create basic, exploratory mechanisms and validation prototypes in a model shop environment.

For consideration, please forward your resume and samples of your work or link to your web portfolio via email to with the subject: Mechanical Design Engineer.

If no open positions are listed at the moment, don’t lose heart! You can still interact with us on social media @SundbergFerar (Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube) or listen to our podcast. We’re always ready to connect with talented, like-minded people and would love to say hi!