Design Engineer

  • Research & Development
  • USA
  • Reno
  • Interlock USA, Inc.

Interlock USA, Inc. is seeking an experienced Design Engineer to join our team located in Reno, Nevada. Our company specializes in designing innovative and customized hardware solutions for the residential window and door market in North America. Our product line includes advanced systems for sliding, hung, casement and awning windows, sliding, swing and folding doors as well as a full line of European hardware solutions.

As part of the ASSA ABLOY group, we combine our global resources to successfully support our partners with unique and market leading product solutions. This Engineering role is an excellent opportunity to join this growing company and to personally develop within a multi-national operating environment.

Role Summary:

The ideal candidate will have experience in window and door hardware, conceptual thinking, and mechanical design within a team environment. You will be designing new products, product applications and make improvements to existing products.  You should understand the fundamentals of plastics injection, metal forming, and zinc die casting processes. Experience with SolidWorks and a BS degree in Engineering is required. Direct customer communications, Microsoft Office knowledge, hands-on skills and limited travel in North America and China is required.

We are looking for a person who has energy and enthusiasm for customers and products that will take pride in a team motivated by excellence and growth. You should have an eye for detail, not only for product designing but also for the documentation that supports the design. You must enjoy working in an open and fast paced environment and possess a "can-do" attitude. 


  • Design and develop products from concept to production
  • Evaluate products, parts, or processes for strength, cost efficiency and reliability as required
  • Work closely with manufacturing and engineering teams for product requirements
  • Develop appropriate plans and prototypes, develop and run tests and make necessary improvements after analysis of designs
  • Investigate and suggest improvements to products based on customers and sales feedback
  • Coordinate product design introductions or changes with supply chain and manufacturing
  • Evaluate customer profile drawings for fit of existing products and create application drawings
  • Create assembly drawings and instructions for customer profile fabrications and installations
  • Use application drawings to create customer samples to evaluate fit/form/function
  • Create profile specific designs to adjust to customer applications
  • Support sales and customers with technical product information and training
  • Assist in evaluating improvements or new product design needs for non-fitment of current product offerings
  • Produce documentation and procedures required to meet product requirements
  • Travel as required for customer introduction, start-ups, servicing issues and industry events

Experience will include:

  • 5-10 years working in a technical or engineering environment
  • Working knowledge of the  North American Fenestration Industry and standards
  • Advanced SolidWorks/Auto CAD skills
  • BS degree in mechanical, manufacturing, industrial engineering or equivalent
  • Designing products with components that involve injection molding and metal forming
  • Demonstrated creative and complex problem-solving skills; analytical; agile learner and thinker
  • Technical writing
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Hands-on skills – proficient with hand tools and vertical milling machine


Unlock the next step in your career and apply by sending your resume and cover letter to

Interlock USA, Inc. offers a competitive compensation package including health, dental, vision benefits for you and your family, 401(k), vacation and holiday pay.

Working for ASSA ABLOY means that you will be part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the global leader in door opening solutions we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving company with many opportunities.