As the Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the development of our alloy and Composite bicycle products from concept to production with our supplier. You will be responsible for working directly with Design and Quality engineers as well as in contact with Product Managers and Supply Chain to ensure alloy frame project goals are met and delivered on time.

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  • Manufacturing Engineering for assigned Projects

    1.  Ensure frame projects are correctly engineered, drawn, documented, tooled, lab-tested & field-tested for production according to Specialized’s requirements. Contribute as needed to improve our standards

      • Work with the design engineering team during 3D model creation to address manufacturability issues and adherence to Product Brief targets; participate in Design for Manufacturing exercises

      • Take initial 3D/2D concepts and review with manufacturers to identify potential manufacturing issues. Document design requested changes for manufacturability with a deliverable of the concise document showing issues and proposed changes to design engineers.

      • As required modify 3D and create 2D drawing packages including GD&T, materials, finishing callouts, and critical notes for manufacturing, assembly or functionality.

      • Review and document the manufacturing process for each sub-assembly. When possible work with supplier to reduce manufacturing steps, increase manufacturing accuracy and repeatability.

      • Develop check fixtures to ensure the product meets the GD&T drawing package.

      • Work with supplier to develop fixtures

      • Document meeting notes and agreements made with suppliers to ensure all issues are captured.

      • Work with internal and external test labs to review test results of frames, analyzing failure modes, and identifying ways to improve results. Document analysis and prepare reports for the design engineering team.

      • Track all tooling development to ensure tooling schedules are maintained and repairs and maintenance are performed thoroughly and efficiently.

      • Work with supplier to identify tooling and process issues; resolve them with the goal of the perfect process before starting pilot run.

    2.  Maintain engineering documents using best practices and follow product lifecycle management system. Implement effective change control of new product introduction documentation ensuring production released parts and assemblies match.

      • In collaboration with design engineer update all 3D & 2D drawings as required to meet manufactured pars to release parts for production.

      • Document form, fit, and function of all frame assembly, machining, alignment, and inspection tooling.

      • Complete and document inspection of all frame sizes geometry and alignment ensuring supplier is a process capable of producing parts to engineering drawings.

      • Develop quality plans for all supplier assemblies ensuring inspection protocols, and work instructions are in place before pilot or production start.  

    3. Carry out assigned projects from design review thru production keeping approved timelines and meeting all project requirements using Specialized best practices.

    4. Communicate clearly and regularly with global teams on the progress of projects. Conduct regular Video Conference meetings with the global team on the status of projects as well as design reviews.

  •  New Sourcing & Innovation:

    1. Provide periodic updates on competitive factories in Asia.

    2. Find new supply sources, materials &/or technologies for our products.

    3. Create plans to build up the capabilities of potential new suppliers in collaboration with engineering leadership.


  • College degree in technical subjects (B.S. in engineering or manufacturing)

  • Minimum 3 years of practical engineering experience with a minimum of 1-year aluminum or composite product manufacturing experience, including:

    • Understanding of aluminum and steel welding
    • Experience in metal forging, mechanical and hydroforming of tubing, casting, & machining of aluminum and steel
    • Understanding of Composite structures, Molding processes …
    • Ability to interpret test results and suggest solutions if the part does not meet requirements
    • Ability to troubleshoot manufacturing issues and to offer solutions
  •  Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and use measuring instruments

  • Proficient computer skills. Creo (Pro/E), AutoCAD

  • Experience in controlled product lifecycle development with familiarity or ability to learn Agile PLM

  • In-depth knowledge of metal or composite manufacturing including material selection, tooling, and fixture design, machining, curing (composite), welding (metal).

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with in-house staff and vendors

  • Reading, writing, and spoken Vietnamese language required, written and spoken English at the intermediate level is required. Spoken, reading Mandarin Chinese is a strong plus.

  • Ability to perform job responsibilities with limited supervision

  • Avid cyclist, good bike mechanic, and experience in the bicycle industry preferred

  • This position requires full-time residency in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

  • Must be able to travel to China, Taiwan, the USA as needed


  • Fun, active environment – ride bikes at lunch!

  • Push yourself to innovate as part of a small, flexible team of passionate engineers and technicians

  • Competitive salary, bonus, cell phone subsidy

  • Paid annual leave, technical and English training