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Mechanical Design Engineer – Business area KBA

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. A big mission which requires people with big passion. Come join us in this journey and let’s make the world better together!

The product range – our identity and Range & Product Engineering is one of the most important enablers to ensure that we live up to the IKEA vision.

The Range & Product Engineering organisation’s assignment is focuses on strategic and tactical engineering development of the IKEA product range and provides specific competencies in range and product engineering. This enables us to live up to, and strengthen, our democratic design and thereby enable and support the Business Areas and Home Furnishing Businesses to deliver to innovation to better homes and better products.
Business area Kitchen, Bathroom and Home appliances.
We are a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We come from all over the world, but we share an inspiring vision: “to create a better everyday life for the many people”. We develop desirable and affordable products for a beautiful, functional, and more convenient life at home. Our mind set is that we want to make it possible for everyone to have the kitchen or bathroom of their dreams. Everything we do is based on a spirit of togetherness, curiosity, and enthusiasm, and now we are looking for someone who share our positive attitude and values.

Does this sound exciting? You’re in luck! Right now we are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer.

Job description

As a mechanical design engineer you are an important contributor to the creation of our new products. You contribute to solutions that deliver the best customer experience and quality, at the lowest cost. We believe that you take a stand on important matters and you are willing to challenge known ways and patterns in order to create an even better solution.

Your responsibilities will be:
• Develop the mechanical design of products with different materials from concept sketch to final product
• To apply IKEA’s Shared Solutions, standard components, and materials
• To secure that all mechanical requirements (legal as functional) are covered by the product design
• To develop, document and maintain the digital 3D models and 2D drawings with all relevant dimensions and tolerances according to IKEA CAD Standards
• To evaluate constructions with Calculations and (FEM) simulations before testing on prototypes
• To be the main contact with IKEA of Sweden prototype department


You probably have a university degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar. We believe that you are highly committed and self-driven person, and you have previous experience of working in product development in different kind of materials and production methods.
You are skilled in 3D CAD engineering and has a good understanding of FEM analysis and basic structural dimensioning. Knowledge in SolidWorks is an added advantage. Moreover, you can work with product documentation, even when it becomes repetitive, and you can also be very practical and make things happen with your bare hands.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be an important member of the technical team working with product development and product improvements of the range. As a person, you are goal- and delivery oriented a problem solver with strong communication skills and the ability to build relations. You have a passion for details, experienced and motivated by working in a changing environment. The world is fast changing and of course as a company we aim to adapt and grow together with it!

You are a curious person and get inspired by creating products that meet the expectations of our customers. IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore we expect you to be fluent in English both verbal and written.

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Sounds interesting?

The position will be based in Älmhult with occasional global travelling.

Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at IKEA of Sweden and why you would be a good fit for this role. The last day to send your application is 18th of May 2021.

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously so do not delay, send in your application today!

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Carlos Escoto Picazo, Range Engineering Leader KBA at +46 733263077. For questions regarding the position or the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact People & Culture Recruiter, Aivita Grockyte at