Mechanical Engineer at Poppin
New York City, NY, US

Poppin is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join its Product Design Team concentrating on the development of new furniture and overseeing technical development and performance of product concepts. Working closely with our team of product designers in New York to provide creative and innovative solutions to manufacturing, the ideal candidate values and respects design intent, is motivated by the opportunity to apply creative solutions to any problem, is an expert at material sciences, and manufacturing processes, and thrives at turning innovation into reality. The position will report to Poppin’s Director of Engineering. 


  • Work day to day with the Product Design Team to make concepts feasible for manufacture
  • Lead technical aspects of product development
  • Develop and refine continued protocols for specification
  • Interface with our overseas sourcing headquarters to coordinate factory specifications. (includes some after-hours communication, and quarterly overseas travel)
  • Interface with interdisciplinary teams to manage schedules, deadlines, and presentations
  • Mock-up proof of concept deliverables utilizing traditional and rapid prototyping equipment


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with strong mechanical aptitude
  • 5+ years exemplary experience within a furniture-centric product design environment
  • Expert in Solid Works, with ability to create complex surfacing and organic forms + FEA analysis
  • Experience in Pro/Engineer is a plus
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite for the purpose of presenting visually.
  • Superb knowledge of manufacturing processes including: Injection molding, sheet metal, die casting, extrusions, machining, solid wood and panel assembly, upholstery, and part design
  • Demonstrable experience with mechanisms, closures, kinetic assemblies and part dynamics
  • Ease of communicating ideas to international suppliers
  • Ability to qualitatively analyze problems and synthesize solutions
  • Excellent shop skills with ability to quickly breadboard and utilize rapid prototyping equipment
  • Expert knowledge of specifying dimensional tolerance materials and finish
  • Accurate design control through organized documentation and modification
  • Overtly healthy attitude toward making things possible


We believe that outfitting your office should be easy—that's why we’ve reimagined the way people shop for their workspace. By eliminating middlemen, we’ve created a complete collection of commercial-grade office furniture and supplies while lowering prices and reducing delivery times. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, businesses rely on Poppin for complete workspace solutions to help build their brand and culture.

Recognized by Crain’s as one of NY’s fastest-growing businesses, we have furniture showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C. and will have two more locations by the end of 2019. Our award-winning products are used in over 20,000 offices and sold in 3,000 retail locations nationwide.

“Work happy” isn't just our tagline, it's our ethos. We offer our team a mix of traditional and unconventional perks, and pride ourselves on providing top-notch benefits.