Supply Chain - Senior Mechanical Product Engineer (MPE)

  • Location:
    Lysaker, Akershus, Norway
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

As Mechanical Product Engineer you will provide the technical expertise to guide a design from initial concept to mass production. As part of the cross-functional team, your primary role is to ensure products to be launched are sustainable in manufacturing and capable of achieving a volume manufacture to a high standard of build quality for a reasonable cost.

You will evaluate product designs using DFM practices, stressing reliable design techniques and the need for repeatability in manufacturing, raising issues concerning the form, fit, and function of a product as it relates to both mechanical engineering and assembly needs.

The MPE is a critical link between many functions including Idiation, Product Engineering, Supply Chain Operations, Suppliers and Cisco’s Manufacturing Partners, working with all to ensure the most efficient product design is released to market (Quality, Cost and timely Delivery).

Along with the mechanical design evaluation, you will be responsible for the mechanical aspects of a product BOM and the associated Resilience activities to secure revenue until the product goes end of life.

In summary, the MPE’s role is to make a product’s transition from engineering concept to Cisco’s customers seemless.

Who You'll Work With

Product Operations is part of the Operations, Processes and Systems team within the global SCO at Cisco which has more than 9,000 employees in more than 50 locations around the world.

The Engineering team within Product Operations, partners with the Product Design teams to ensure products released to the market have the best possible start in life, ensuring by design that they will meet quality, reliability and cost targets – all to delight our customers!

As a member of this Engineering team, you will be support in all aspects of your role by colleagues and the management team. At Cisco we are a family and therefore an excellent choice for both seasoned professionals and early-in-careers!

Become a part of this dynamic organization where every single day we demonstrate Cisco’s ambitious spirit and accelerate time to market by empowering our employees. As Cisco expands into new technologies, and geographies, there has never been a better time to join us.

Who You Are

Desirable Experience:

  • Educated in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical subject (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent)
  • Mechanical Design experience with a focus on injection molding, extrusion, die casting and sheet metal enclosures
  • Experience in Design for Manufacture & New Product Introduction
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills and root cause analysis
  • Fully conversant in engineering drawing to the relevant standards and principles
  • Working experience within a suitable CAD package (preferably Soidworks or CREO)
  • Experience with Cp/CpK analysis
  • BOM structuring and change management experience (PDM)
  • Industrial/commercial/consumer product design experience is a plus

Required skill set:

  • A Growth attitude, eager to take part in an evolving landscape!
  • A Mix of Research and Development, Operations and Manufacturing skills preferred
  • Fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • The ability to influence and negotiate
  • Comfortable and Effective in Presenting to others
  • The ability to work in the detail whilst maintaining an outlook for the ‘broader picture’
  • Capable of multitasking and task prioritization
  • Able to work independently or as part of a collaborative team effort
  • A good appreciation for DevOp’s is desirable.

Why Cisco


#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.