Are you a creative and curious person with a passion for product and technical development? Do you consider it a great opportunity to be the creative link between ideas and practical solutions and to really contribute to the development of IKEAS products? Then this could be your next challenge!
As an Engineer in the Prototype shop you create prototypes and provide support in technical challenges within the product development process. You will be responsible to translate the expectations and needs from requests and drawings to create and develop prototypes that demonstrates the product design and its characteristics. In this way you will truly contribute by bringing expertise knowledge regarding construction, material, production, and quality into the process. You work cross functional within your area, and we expect you to share competence and experience in the interaction with other specialists. You will work within a team characterized by a good atmosphere where there is opportunity to continuously develop your skills!
You will work in a high paced, high-tech environment where the latest equipment such as CNC routers, 3D printers, Laser-cutters and other sophisticated hardware and software are part of your available tools. Togetherness, inclusiveness, and a collaborative approach to problem-solving as well as curiosity are our driving forces.
We consider that you have the practical engineering skills together with specialist knowledge within the specific material area, in this case metal. Expected from you is a high ability and drive in creating innovative practical solutions in the form of prototypes, as well as contributing to creative discussions regarding possible solutions in the component or product development project teams.
Furthermore, you need to have:
Proven knowledge from using tools, machinery, and equipment for metal
Proven ability and experience from working with CAD and digital machinery
Experience from a manufacturing industry or a production setting
Since IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world you need to be fluent in English
As a person you are open and curious with an innovative mind! You have the ability to organize and take responsibility for delivering upon set goals. You have a genuine technical interest, curiosity and experience of construction and reading technical drawings e.g. CAD and measured images. You are a true problem solver, and you always have the business and the customer in focus.
We look forward to receiving your application in English by October 3rd. Please note that we will handle applications on a continuous basis, so if you are interested to apply, please do so as soon as possible as we may close the application process earlier than stated!
IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult, is where the IKEA range is developed and made available to our stores and customers all over the world. It is here that we explore the future and create ideas and innovations for a better everyday life at home for the many people.
With the IKEA vision – to create a better everyday life for the many people - as a starting point, we focus on creating capabilities and solutions that are relevant in the life at home today and tomorrow. The Prototype Shop supports the product development process with prototypes of products. Here we create the unique IKEA prototypes and give technical support to designers, product developers and engineers. The goal is to always contribute to development of products and new innovations. Care to join us?