Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Business area Livingroom and Workspace

IKEA of Sweden

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products.

IKEA has an exciting future ahead! We want to inspire and enable our customers to live a more convenient and beautiful life at home. We are making homes smarter by combining new but available technology with our knowledge in life at home! We are looking ahead and strengthening our business offer even more to fulfil our customer’s needs Life at Work even better, we introduced a growing offer of innovative Sit & Stand solutions and Office approved furniture.

We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join us on our exciting journey!

Job Description

Home furnishing Business Workspace is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to support the whole development process for different IKEA workspace products that are combined with smart mechanical solutions. 
As a Mechanical Design Engineering you will create, anchor and communicate common point of view for the technical agenda. You will take a stand in the important matters but you will be also willing to challenge known patterns. 

Your main assignment will be:
•    Develop the mechanical design of products and functions from concept sketch to final product. 
•    Develop and maintain the digital models on a detail level.
•    Securing that all mechanical requirements (legal as functional) are covered by the product design.
•    Order, manage and be the main contact with IKEA of Sweden prototype department.
•    Evaluate construction with FEM analysis before testing on prototypes is performed.
•    Finalize and maintain drawings with all relevant dimensions and tolerances.
•    Establish a network within IKEA of Sweden and be active in user forums for the role Mechanical Design Engineer.
You will be an important cog in the technical team working with product development and product improvement of the running range.
Are you up for the challenge? Then this just might be for you!


You have a university degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. You are passionate and innovative when it comes to product development and mechatronic solutions. You have experience of working with product development in different kind of materials and production methods. You have very good competence related to 3D CAD engineering and a good understanding of FEM analysis and basic structural dimensioning and knowledge of SolidWorks. An experience and interest in working with electronics and mechatronic solutions is crucial. 

We believe that you are highly committed and self-driven person. You will be a very practical person that you could make things happen with your bare hands. Furthermore you have strong communication skills and the ability to create confidence and build relations and more you will be a problem solver. You are self-motivated and a goal - and delivery oriented person with a passion for details. 

IKEA of Sweden is a truly global environment, with colleagues from all over the world and you therefore need to be fluent in English.

Additional Information

IKEA of Sweden offers an exciting and empowering working environment in a global marketplace with co-workers from all over the world and in environment that is constantly changing and developing.  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!

The position is permanent and located in Älmhult, Sweden. Älmhult has excellent commuting possibilities with hourly trains to Malmö, Lund and Växjö and an IKEA shuttle bus back and forth to Helsingborg two times a day. 

Sounds interesting? Submit your application in English as soon as possible, no later than 31st of May. If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to contact Nicolas Guerlesquin, Deputy EQR Development Manager ( +46 768546384).  If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Fjola Helgadottir (+46 (0)733297739). 

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