Design Assurance Engineer

BSA - Bobst Mex SA

  • Date de publication :

    06 juin 2023
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  • Type de contrat :

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  • Lieu de travail :

    Mex VD


Lead a disciplined application of system engineering, risk management and quality to achieve success of a design, development, testing, and customer acceptance.

Design Assurance Engineer

Main Responsibilities
  • Ensures the understanding of the customers' needs and their translation to project scope
  • Facilitates design risk assessment with the key stakeholders and experts
  • Ensures that test plan exists and is completed in cooperation with test engineering and design engineers
  • Is the owner of a design/product control plan
  • Maintains a strong link with supplier development and quality
  • Gives support/coach in the design process and tools
  • Tracks and applies lessons learned
  • Ensures the right level of deliverable quality for the Gate review

Key Daily Tasks

  • Ensures deliverable compliance with the Bobst PDP and the intended content quality
  • Based on customers' needs, processes and uses scenarios, creates together with a cross-functional team technical requirements of the design and ensures their testability
  • Facilitates the FMEA process on product/design level and ensures the high risk items are tracked and closed by the end of the project
  • Ensures drawing, and technical documentation is in place and is regularly updated in line with technical requirements and test results
  • Participates on the regular design reviews
  • Drives continuous improvement in the field of design process and ensures the lesson's learned from previous projects are applied in new ones
  • Leads the creation of a test plan (mechanical, electrical, software) with engagement of a cross-functional team
  • Ensures the necessary project quality metrics is calculated and reported on a timely manner
  • Updates regularly the link between the test progress and the design risks
  • Understands part quality requirements
  • Provides feedback and support to the supplier part qualification process (BPQP)
  • Compiles a control plan based on product CTQ, test plan and residual risk
  • Ensures together with manufacturing and supply chain departments that the control plan is executable and supports its implementation
Critical Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Strong ability for cross-functional integration
  • Capacity to adapt to different cultures
  • Ability to draw conclusions from data and be able to perform data analysis - in Excel. Analysis using Anaconda/Python is a plus.
  • Candidates need creativity to imagine innovative, effective new solutions and designs.
  • Critical thinking, logic and reasoning are important when troubleshooting difficult issues.
  • Candidates must be able to develop solutions to problems, as well as manage multiple issues at the same time.
  • Understanding and appropriately responding to feedback is an important aspect of this position.
  • Proficient with MS Office - Ability to create Excel models/templates to aid the various activities
  • ERP knowledge, ideally SAP, is a plus
  • Knowledge about 3D design software or electrical design software is a plus
  • Familiarity with various packaging and converting processes is an advantage (corrugated board, folded carton…)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive work style, reliable and accountable
  • Strong leadership skills, acting with transparency and openness
  • Ability to follow multi-tasks in parallel and resistance to stress
  • Takes ownership and responsibility
  • Willingness to travel <10% of the time

Education and Experience
  • Minimum bachelor degree or equivalent in mechanical, mechatronic, electronic design or automation (practical experience in machine building industry counts towards this requirement)
  • English (min. B2 level), French
  • Six Sigma Green belt certification is an advantage

  • Proven experience with mechanical, mechatronic, electronic design or automation
  • Min. 5 years of experience working in a design environment
  • Previous experience working as a test engineer is a must.
  • Previous experience in a machine building industry is a plus

For more than 130 years, and over 50 countries, BOBST has always been at the forefront of innovation and we want to accelerate connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability to make packaging better than ever.
BOBST is one of the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. Join our highly qualified staff and together, let's shape the future of the packaging world.

The production site of Mex, near Lausanne in Switzerland, is also the headquarters of the Bobst Group. It is the most important site, employing approx. 1500 passionate people.
It also trains each year roughly 200 apprentices. The site offers an idyllic work environment. In the countryside and close to major highways, it is also well served by public transport. It offers many amenities, such as a corporate restaurant, sports fields, a fitness and a nursery. The facilities have been recently renovated and represent a model for sustainable development.


  • BSA - Bobst Mex SA