General information

City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Design & Development Engineering

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20013890

Job Level: Manager

Job Type: Experienced

Job Field: Design & Development Engineering

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

Description & Requirements

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses. 

The world-renowned R&D teams at Xerox PARC have been developing new technologies designed to address many of the most complex and hard-to-solve challenges in the Cleantech sector.  The Mechanical Design Engineer for Cleantech is a newly created role that will work closely with the VP and Head of the Cleantech Business Unit and the R&D team at PARC to bridge novel technologies into productization in Xerox’s new Cleantech Business. 

This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for Cleantech solutions and be a part of creating and launching cutting edge technology. 


  • Lead all aspects of product design for a new product introduction of a line of novel and highly efficient HVAC modules
  • Build and manage mechanical design team and coordinate design team’s interactions with product management, fluids/thermal SMEs, R&D, reliability, manufacturing/assembly, and other interdisciplinary groups
  • Create and manage a phase-based design development process including stage-gated design release process, product data management, version controls, optional component/feature mapping, etc.
  • Lead efforts in design-for-manufacturing, design-for-cost, and design-for-reliability to meet stringent cost and durability requirements for high-volume production runs
  • Work closely with product management, market research, and OEM partners to create world-class user experience for end-users and builders/contractors that install and maintain equipment
  • Initiate and provide high-level support for later-phased product development, e.g., contract manufacturing, sustaining engineering, etc.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or directly adjacent field of study
  • >10 years experience in product design and development, mechanical design and design for manufacturing
  • >5 years design team management experience
  • Experience with new product introduction from R&D phase on hardware-intensive product; Demonstrated history of direct and significant design contributions to new hardware products 
  • Strong critical thinking skills; ability to deep-dive cause-effect and perform complex troubleshooting/diagnostics
  • Ability to identify and creatively explore solution space to identify innovative solutions to challenging design problems
  • Structured problem-solving skills leveraging inputs such as functional documentation (e.g., P&IDs, electrical schematics) to surface and explore key design requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide array of manufacturing processes, e.g., sheet forming (plastic and metal), roll forming, die cutting, injection molding, machining, welding, etc.
  • Extensive experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Mastery of parametric CAD skills (Solidworks preferred)
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