Supply Chain - Senior Mechanical Product Engineer (MPE)

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

At Lysaker, Oslo you find Cisco Webex Devices. We make the best video conference systems in the world – whether you’re at your desk, in the meeting room or in the Boardroom. Our greatest advantage is that we make hardware and software, and we have our Global Supply Chain Organization close to the developers.

Product Operations is part of the Supply Chain organization at Cisco which has more than 2,000 employees in over 50 locations around the world.

Our vision and strategy are to emphasize the importance of providing our customers an outstanding customer experience by delivering a flexible, innovative, and scalable supply chain while continuing to build upon our strong operational foundation.

We are looking for a Mechanical Product Engineer (MPE) to join our Product Operations team.

Cisco is also committed to social and environmental responsibility in our supply chain. We work with our suppliers to maintain a sustainable supply chain that meets our standards for ethics, labor practices, health and safety, and the environment.

We encourage you to become a part of this multifaceted organization where daily we demonstrate Cisco’s driven 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 be part of the team.

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 fair 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 Ideation, 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 seamless.

In the role of MPE, you will:

  • Support and evaluate mechanical design from a manufacturing perspective
  • Drive design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis activities. Incorporating DFQ (quality), DFR (reliability), DFSC (supply chain), DFS (service)
  • CAD/Technical drawing knowledge to analyze/modify, perform dimensional checks, update notes and tolerances, perform interference checks
  • Responsible for Cp/CpK & Tolerance Analysis
  • BOM risk analysis and mitigation strategy
  • Assessing CM and supply chain technical capability
  • Drive product cost avoidance and/or improvements in NPI and Sustaining
  • Ownership of product technical documentation (engineering changes, BOMs, assembly documents, controlled dimensions, part numbers)
  • Planning and supporting Mechanical Design Validation Testing (Environmental Test)
  • Ownership of Tooling plan, budgeting, and final approval alongside the Engineering team
  • Responsible for a specific product or group of products from pre-concept through end of life

Who You’ll Work With?

The MPE partners with the Collaboration BU Engineering teams and Operations functions. You will work with a cross functional team in Product Operations and across Supply Chain Operations functions including Technology & Quality, Global Manufacturing & Logistics, Global Supplier Management and Component Engineering.

Who You Are

We highly value a curious mindset and a pragmatic approach to problem solving. As a person, you have an urge for continuous product and process improvement. You like to share your knowledge and are willing to learn and adapt. You are more than happy to ask questions and provide feedback – both positive and negative – constructively and have great interpersonal skills.

Do you have:

  • Mechanical Design experience with a focus on injection molding, extrusion, die casting and sheet metal enclosures
  • Experience in Design for Manufacture & New Product Introduction
  • Fully conversant in engineering drawing to the relevant standards and principles
  • Working experience within a suitable CAD package (preferably Solidworks or CREO)
  • BOM structuring and change management experience (PDM)
  • Industrial/commercial/consumer product design experience


  • A Growth attitude, eager to take part in an evolving landscape!
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills and root cause analysis
  • 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

Our Qualifications for This Role

  • Educated in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical subject (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent)
  • Several years’ experience in a Supply Chain, manufacturing, or product development role
  • Experience working on new designs encompassing electronic components

Who We Are

At Cisco Product Ops you will get a real opportunity to grow as an Operation Leader.

We provide internal and external training, and you will have the access to the resources of one the largest technology companies in the world.

We believe that happy people can make anything happen. That´s probably why we were ranked #1 World´s Best Workplace in both 2019 and 2020, and #1 Norway’s best Workplace in 2021. In addition to a competitive salary, insurance, and other benefits, we offer:

  • a Cisco Fun aka Feeling young group – dedicated to creating outstanding memories for the Webex-family
  • a Cisco Play group that organizes yoga and weekly bootcamps, as well as an in-house fitness centre – to strengthen your body and relieve your stress
  • flexible work hours, workspace & collaboration tools.
  • six weeks holiday – to make sure you´re well rested
  • five (paid) days for volunteer work – to make the world a better place
  • a day off on your birthday – because you deserve it

And of course, free ice cream on warm summer days!