Mechanical Engineer, Level 3

Job Locations US-ID-Boise
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Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered and LTE-enabled networks solutions for connecting people, places and things. Our Boise, Idaho-based company provides its customers with the pathway from 4G LTE to game-changing technologies like Gigabit LTE and 5G, and it is positioned at the intersection of Enterprise SD-WAN, IoT/M2M and Security markets. We deliver visionary, innovative products that are changing the way enterprises connect and manage their wireless WAN infrastructures today and in the increasingly connected wireless 5G future. Cradlepoint is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for driving and owning the mechanical design of Cradlepoint products. Cradlepoint has a broad portfolio of products with worldwide demand; this role will challenge the successful candidate to help Cradlepoint grow and meet our aggressive targets, in addition to ensuring our designs are world-class in terms of look, feel, thermal performance, and mechanical performance. Cradlepoint's market includes in-vehicle networks and mobile LTE- and 5G-enabled routers, distributed enterprise branch LTE- and 5G-enabled routers, LTE/5G failover devices, and LTE/5G IoT products.  


  •  Designs mechanical and electromechanical products and systems by developing specifications and testing methods
  • Evaluates mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs and applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials
  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing and/or specifying feasibility and testing methods and properties
  • Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by working with product management to understand customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; and working with overseas design manufacturers to implement Cradlepoint electro-mechanical network routing platforms
  • Reviews and approves mechanical proposals, designs, and prototypes for compliance to device specifications
  • Acts as the mechanical and industrial engineering subject matter expert for the Cradlepoint hardware engineering team
  • Collaborates directly with ODM partners, internal engineers and product management to drive to approval for Mass Production of new products


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (Master’s preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience working in the mechanical engineering field
  • Superior computer skills, with solid experience in CAD and/or CAM
  • Industrial Design (desired)
  • Experience working with overseas ODMs on commercial and/or enterprise class products
  • Mechanical Design, Specification, and Test Documentation
  • Thermal Design, Specification, and Test Documentation
  • Keen mechanical attention to detail to ensure all mechanical designs meet and exceed product specifications
  • Ability to engage/consult/design on multiple electro-mechanical projects simultaneously
  • Presenting and communicating technical information
  • Quality/reliability focus



Cradlepoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap, disability, or any other protected class status pursuant to applicable law.


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