Manufacturing Engineer, NPI

  • Spin
  • San Francisco, CA
  • May 04, 2021

Job Description

About Spin Spin is a fast-growing micromobility company committed to a world with clean air, liveable cities, safe streets, and widespread access to convenient, affordable transportation. If you’re searching for a top-tier career where you can make a difference and dynamically collaborate within a creative, lively environment—Spin welcomes you!

We’re passionate about transportation and technology. The work we accomplish fulfills a sense of meaning and purpose, which goes beyond the traditional dimensions of a workplace. Our products and initiatives directly influence people’s lives, which is proven by our customers' feedback.

Founded in 2017, and now a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, we have worked together with cities, campuses, community groups, and businesses to expand internationally. Even as we expand, we maintain the close feeling of a small business, with “fireside chats” chats led by our company’s founders, weekly OKR pop-up videos, music-infused presentations at our All Hands meetings, and more. During this time of working remotely, our creativity and shared goals have kept us united and bonded within our virtual community.

We are a diverse team of artists, engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, marketers, and operators. We believe in inclusivity and build powerful alliances to fulfill our goals and move our mission forward. Above all, we at Spin are connected by our values and #BeOrange spirit, which represents unity, purpose, passion, and creativity.


  • Interface cross-functionally with Product Design teams and provide DFM feedback throughout the product development cycle. Influence the design process to improve manufacturability for yield, reliability, and ease of assembly
  • Provide high-quality engineering solutions in both process development and mechanical fixture design to ensure timely and successful product manufacturing ramps
  • Work with overseas contract manufacturers and suppliers to develop assembly and test fixtures
  • Manage production line bring up with contract manufacturing partners and suppliers
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to improve manufacturing flow, throughput, and yield at contract manufacturing partners
  • Provide daily support to overseas manufacturing operations to solve manufacturing process or quality issues as they arise
  • Establish processes for monitoring and reporting manufacturing performance


  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment with demonstrated success leading resolution of challenging production issues
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Ability to travel internationally (15%)
  • Experience in multiple consumer electronics product launches in a fast-paced production ramping environment
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Monitoring Systems (MES, SPC, etc) and how to apply manufacturing statistics and design of experiments
  • Experience working with overseas contract manufacturing partners
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling tools and comfortable with modifying 2D drawings

Nice to Haves

  • Knowledge of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) manufacturing processes and ability to conduct failure analysis
  • Electric vehicle manufacturing experience

Benefits & Perks

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company’s industry leadership
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly cell phone bill stipend
  • Wellness perk for salaried roles
Spin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful matter. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Spin treats all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence without regard to any qualified individuals' sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Spin also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable local, state, and federal law. Spin is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in its job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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