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Mechanical Design Engineer – BA CHILI HFB 10

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Design & Product Development Full Time

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Company description

Would you like to be part of creating a better everyday life for the many people? By developing affordable products and solutions for people all around the world? Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden and here the IKEA range is developed based on the Democratic Design process, and made available to stores and customers across the world.

At Business area Children’s & Lighting (BA Chili), we are a diverse group of 170 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 safe and affordable products for a beautiful, playful and more convenient life at home. Our mind set is that we only offer children’s products that we would give to our own children. We are passionate about how light can make us feel at home. Everything we do is based on a spirit of togetherness and enthusiasm, and now we are looking for someone who share our positive attitude and values.

Job description

As a Mechanical Design Engineer in our diverse, capable and humorous team, you will be a part of the development of new lighting products and components including accessories and other products found in our range.

Your main focus will be in the area Mechanical/Electrical solutions for luminaries. You will actively search information, inspiration and knowledge contributing to finding sustainable technical solutions in the areas of Mechanical design and LED/low power products. You will work with an array of materials and production techniques, anything from injection molded polymers to textiles, wood and metal. 

You will be planning and conducting your own projects and deliver the ready product and component, documented in a part centric way in Solidworks and Plus. You will do this together with the team and suppliers around the world. The products will be a part of our future IKEA lighting products for years to come.


We are looking for you who are passionate about creating the best mechanical design solution for the customer at the right price, with the right quality, with beautiful design and with a clear focus on sustainability. We believe that you have a University Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as theoretical and practical background within Mechanical Engineering and its impact of the value chain - from raw material to the co-worker and customer perspective. You have an interest in electronics and working experience in a product development environment.

You have knowledge in mechanical design in terms of drawing technique, technical solutions and design for manufacturing, production techniques etc. Furthermore, you have knowledge in mechanical requirements and global test methods and standards. To succeed in this role, you need to master SolidWorks and PLUS as tools in your work.

For this position we highly value great communication skills and the ability to lead yourself to make things happen. To be successful, you also need to have both analytical and creative skills and the ability to transfer knowledge, concepts and ideas into mechanical design solutions.

More Information

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering working environment in a global marketplace. As the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. At IKEA we believe that when you as an individual grow - IKEA grows!

We look forward to receiving your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest the 15th of August, 2022. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.

For further information regarding the assignment, please contact Hiring Manager Johan Ferner on +46 703 79 13 28. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter Louisa Jörgensen on +46 704 219 743.