I am currently a mechanical engineer working on new product design at Fitbit. I am grateful to be working on a product which has a positive impact on so many people’s health and well being.
In my current role, I design parts for a new product in Creo Parametric (CAD) , validate my designs using FEA and tolerance analysis, and troubleshoot issues to find solutions with our suppliers and manufacturers. I also work closely with our cross-functional team: electrical engineers, RF/antenna engineers, tooling engineers, manufacturing engineers, reliability engineers, UX researchers, industrial designers, and operations.
I have worked on my current project from the concept phase through several prototyping builds in Asia. I am responsible for the mechanical design and validation of a battery, an RF antenna, an injection molded component, and an electrical sensor with a water sealing solution.
In addition, I launched a mentorship program to facilitate career growth within the device engineering department. Participants have found the program rewarding and say they enjoy the opportunity to share knowledge across departments, support each others’ career growth, and form strong relationships.
As an intern at Fitbit, I worked on the Charge 2 (pictured above). I supported a prototyping build in Asia, learning about design for mass production and solving issues on the line. I also created test fixtures and technical drawings.