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Mechanical Engineer, Product Design

Engineering | Seattle, WA | Full Time

Job Description

Mechanical Engineer, Product Design

Tactile is a high-touch design and engineering consultancy where the creative, technical, and strategic come together. We design meaningful physical and digital experiences for everyday moments and the one of a kind. We are made up of industrial designers, engineers, interaction designers and graphic designers who create sought-after products and experiences through research and strategy.

We are looking for a mechanical engineer with broad experience in the product design environment and a curiosity that drives innovative insights. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams from industrial design and electrical engineering to marketing and CEOs. We work on a wide spectrum of challenging projects that allow our engineers to leverage their strengths, learn additional skills, and pursue professional goals.


  • Someone who finds intrinsic satisfaction in providing outstanding service to clients through innovative design exploration and execution.
  • Interested in designing and developing products and experiences for a wide variety of industries including Medical devices and tools for professional use.
  • Able to convey your ideas effectively, adapting style and level of detail to the client and project.
  • Comfortable participating in concept generation and working in a creative environment.
  • An expert at working through ambiguity to bring definition to future products that will be released within 1-3 years.
  • Well balanced between having confidence in your own abilities and being open to the best idea in the room.
  • A liaison between the creative and technical realms.
  • Grounded in the engineering fundamentals, while understanding materials and production processes to achieve an innovative result.
  • Great at handling multiple workstreams with some oversight and collaboration.


  • 3+ years of relevant experience working as a mechanical engineer in product design.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from accredited college or university.
  • High proficiency with industry standard design and prototyping tools; Solidworks, 3D Printing, Hands-on prototyping to convey a concept, etc.. We have an extensive shop and will expect you to use it.
  • Working knowledge of common manufacturing processes; Injection Molding, Machining, Sheetmetal, Casting, etc. and the ability to communicate through technical specifications.
  • A portfolio of relevant work examples that exhibit concept generation, prototyping, what went wrong, how you fixed it and what you learned along the way.
  • Demonstrated verbal communication and presentation skills.


An intimate, open studio that runs on coffee and camaraderie. You’ll fit in great here if you’re passionate, hard-working and don’t take yourself too seriously. Learn more about us at If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Tactile team please upload your cover letter, resume, and a link to your work.