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Mechanical Engineer (R&D)

Company: Microfabrica
Location: Sherman Oaks
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a gifted and innovative mechanical engineer that has a thorough understanding of all principles related to mechanical design and a talent for hands on work. Experience with automation, precision mechanisms, fluidic systems, and/or MEMs is desired.

This position will support R&D and process improvement efforts by creating and maintaining process equipment required for the manufacturing of products created with Microfabrica's unique MICA Freeform technology. This position will also support new product initiatives by participating in concept generation, detailed design & analysis, and application testing for components and systems utilizing MICA Freeform manufacturing capabilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
- - - - - - - - -Develop, design and support machines, fixtures and sub-assemblies for production tools and R&D apparatus, often requiring micron level precision and accuracy
- - - - - - - - -Participate in concept generation and brainstorming activities in support of new product and process initiatives
- - - - - - - - -Provide detail mechanical design and analysis for new products
- - - - - - - - -Apply understanding of principles of measurement, tolerances, and material properties to equipment & product development
- - - - - - - - -Interface with vendors of equipment, components and materials
- - - - - - - - -Mentor, review, and guide efforts of junior engineers and/or technicians

EDUCATION

- - - - - - - - -BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

- - - - - - - - -Minimum 5 years relevant work experience
- - - - - - - - -3D CAD proficiency, preferably with SolidWorks
- - - - - - - - -Understanding and use of mechanical drawing practices for manufacture and GD&T
- - - - - - - - -Good hands-on skills and ability to perform basic machine shop practices
- - - - - - - - -Demonstrated ability to design and procure mechanical parts and assemblies to meet technical requirements
- - - - - - - - -Working knowledge of basic statistics
- - - - - - - - -Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including preparation of specifications and documentation
- - - - - - - - -Proficient in the use of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
- - - - - - - - -Able to train manufacturing operators and mentor junior engineering staff

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- - - - - - - - -Experience with designing highly precise mechanisms (micron level accuracy)
- - - - - - - - -Familiarity with precision motion systems and components including linear motors, encoders, air bearings
- - - - - - - - -MEMs or semiconductor equipment experience
- - - - - - - - -Proficiency with FEA software like SolidWorks Simulation or ANSYS
- - - - - - - - -Demonstrated ability to design and troubleshoot automation and motion control systems
- - - - - - - - -Experience with data collection and analysis with software tools like JMP or Minitab

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

"Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply." -Microfabrica is an EEO Employer

Keywords: Microfabrica, Los Angeles , Mechanical Engineer (R&D), Engineering , Sherman Oaks, California

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