Senior Solidworks Mechanical Engineer

Senior Solidworks Mechanical Engineer

Reporting to the CEO
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Executive Summary

Sonexos SA, a Lausanne-based globally-focused audio technology company, is seeking an experienced Senior Solidworks Mechanical Engineer to join our team on a contract basis. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the mechanical engineering, Solidworks modelling, prototyping, and design-for-production of a ground-breaking plasma-based sound transducer.

The ideal candidate should be located in Europe, be fluent in English, and have significant experience in material selection, Solidworks modelling, tooling, and design for high-volume manufacturing, particularly in the Far East.


  • Oversee and guide the mechanical design process for an innovative plasma-based sound transducer.
  • Utilise SolidWorks to create detailed design specifications, encompassing both 3D models and 2D technical drawings.
  • Select materials strategically, considering performance, cost-efficiency, and manufacturability.
  • Initiate and oversee the development of prototypes, coordinating with the fabrication team for realisation.
  • Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams, including electrical engineers and manufacturing specialists.
  • Assess and optimise design solutions for high-volume manufacturing feasibility, with a focus on operations in the Far East.
  • Coordinate with external vendors and suppliers for parts and services.
  • Ensure designs adhere to relevant industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain meticulous records of design modifications, upholding stringent version control.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical design engineering.
  • Proficient in Solidworks, with a strong portfolio of previous work to demonstrate expertise.


  • Extensive experience in using SolidWorks for complex consumer and industrial engineering designs, including 3D modelling, simulation, and drafting.
  • A history of successfully designing, developing, and implementing mechanical systems and components. This includes conceptualisation, detailed design, prototyping, testing, and final production.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex engineering challenges, often involving innovative solutions and optimisations.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with other departments, including hardware and acoustics, manufacturing, quality assurance, and sales, to ensure the design meets all requirements.
  • In-depth experience in conducting simulations and stress analysis to ensure designs meet required specifications and quality standards.
  • Proficient in creating detailed documentation, including design specifications, reports, and technical manuals.
  • Experience in interacting with clients or customers to understand their requirements and provide technical solutions.

Personal Attributes

  • A self-starter and independent problem solver driven to produce high-quality outcomes.
  • Takes independent action to start projects or introduce new ideas or solutions without external prompts or supervision.
  • Possesses the ability to analyse complex problems, identify core issues, and develop effective solutions.
  • Committed to excellence, ensuring that all work meets or exceeds high quality standards.
  • Skilled at utilising available resources effectively and finding ways to overcome obstacles.
  • Effective at communicating complex technical information in a clear manner.
  • Exhibits a strong drive and intrinsic motivation to complete tasks and achieve goals without external incentives.

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About us

Sonexos SA is a boutique, Swiss-based, international engineering consultancy providing expert strategic advice in the audio and sound domains to leading international brands operating in the consumer, automotive, mass transportation and industrial markets.

Our team of consultants have throughout their professional careers established a proven track record of strategic innovation in audio engineering, whether at the component or product level, as well as tangible success in the commercial exploitation of their solutions at scale.

At Sonexos, we offer customers access to a unique blend of professional consulting services that spans strategic planning and business development through to product innovation, supply chain management and intellectual property.

We also provide professional boards and investors with expert advice during their due diligence of prospective investee companies, where the nature and scope of our engagement can be tailored to suit.