Mechanical Field Applications Engineer (China)


Job Status:

Full time

Shenzhen/Shanghai, China


Design and analysis of mobile devices with mechanically integrated sensors. Mechanical Engineering graduate degree or equivalent practical/industry experience.


  • Develop and execute designs for touch systems backed by thorough engineering analysis.
  • Integrate force sensors into touch interfaces for products such as modern smartphones, smart watches, and displays.
  • Ensure durability, reliability, and manufacturability of force touch solutions.
  • Model and simulate complex static systems to minimize maximize force signals and eliminate false activation.
  • Be a technical resource in multiple areas of product design including manufacturability, reliability, and serviceability.
  • Travel to customers in China and abroad for on-site support on a regular basis.


Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with several years of industry experience


  • Hands on work experience, including designing complex electro-mechanical assemblies with an expert-level understanding of mechanical tolerances and ability to perform detailed tolerance loop analysis.
  • Metal and plastic parts design expertise along with excellent know-how in 3D CAD systems (SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation experience strongly preferred).
  • Experience with modern smart phone and wireless device design.
  • Familiar with plastic materials, plastic injection molding, touch panel fabrication, mobile device assembly techniques and materials, and touch panel integration techniques and materials.
  • Well-versed in the core mechanical engineering analytical skills, including excellent facility with electromechanical systems containing PCBs/FPCs, electrical components, sensor systems, etc.
  • Strong background in mechanical design of PCBAs and electrical interconnect systems.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, coupled with a well-focused attention to details; ability and commitment to produce a timely and highly accurate work product.
  • Experience and comfort working directly with large OEM customers.


The ideal candidate has the ability to complete tasks with a high level of autonomy, work in a customer-facing role with a high degree of professionalism, and exhibit entrepreneurial enthusiasm. Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Ability to work with engineering teams
  • Experience with SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter (in email body) referencing this position to NextInput at

About NextInput:

NextInput, Inc. provides market leading force sensing solutions to enable the next generation of intuitive, 3D human interface experience for a broad range of markets including Mobile, Wearable, IoT, Automotive, Medical and Industrial. The multi-billion unit touch enabled market is ripe for the adoption of force-based touch, for which NextInput has the best solutions in MEMS force sensing technology and algorithms.

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