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Staff/Principal Mechanical Engineer

Company: Unlimitventures
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Role Summary
As a Staff/Principal Mechanical Engineer at Unlimit Ventures, you will apply your breadth of knowledge and engineering leaderships to a variety of new products as they are prepared for market launch. You will distill complex problems into workable electrical-mechanical systems and guide execution of diverse teams in full-cycle product development. Dedication and determination as a member of the Unlimit Ventures team results in the opportunity to accelerate your career within the new ventures being launched and experience developing many different products you will be proud of for years to come.
Job Type: Full-Time or Contract

  • Prudent optimism ---glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions.
  • Intrinsic motivation ---driven by autonomy, goal clarity and regular feedback.
  • Commit to desired outcomes ---define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously.
  • No egos, no jerks ---no joke.
    • Serve as technical advisor on multiple concurrent development programs and provide mentorship to other engineers.
    • Define priorities, identify technical risk and guide diverse technical teams in the execution of mechanical and mechatronic systems development.
    • Develop structures, mechanism and kinematics design architectures from component part to system level for sophisticated electrical-mechanical systems.
    • Ensure diverse engineering teams (mechanical, electrical, software, quality, regulatory) are aligned and operating towards clear product requirements.
    • Design mechatronic systems that meet use-case, technical, operational, manufacturing, cost and schedule requirements.
    • Review and guide key component selection including sensors, actuators, controllers.
    • Develop test plans and lead hardware integration, testing, debug and validation.
    • Execute CAD design of mechanical systems guided by load and duty-cycle analysis, kinematics studies and manufacturability.
    • Prepare detailed drawings of parts and assemblies using GD&T ready for manufacturing.
    • Develop mechanical system budgets including estimating labor, material, and any other relevant costs.
    • Participate in design reviews and design FMEA analysis.
      Basic Qualifications
      • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or other relevant educational backgrounds.
      • 12+ years of applied experience successfully developing real electrical-mechanical-controls (mechatronic) systems.
      • In-depth hardware design experience with both system-level and component-level development.
      • Experience developing electrical-mechanical products for scale manufacturing as demonstrated by specific examples of products brought to market.
      • Experience developing mechanical structures (weldments, sheet metal, extrusions, CNC components, materials selection) for industrial products.
      • Experience developing actuated kinematic systems from concept to product launch.
      • Experience delivering designs that meet and exceed product specifications, regulatory requirements, and international standards.
      • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting sophisticated systems including understanding the impacts of tolerance stack-up, backlash, material properties, wear/fatigue.
      • Expert knowledge of Geometric Tolerancing ASME Y14.5, DFM (Design for Manufacturing), DFA (Design for Assembly), Mil Specs, surface coatings & finishing standards.
      • Hands-on experience with light fabrication, assembling and maintaining complex electrical-mechanical systems.
      • Demonstrated ability to foresee and identify technical risk, and engineering mindset of addressing risks early.
      • Experience managing projects, mentoring other engineers, and interfacing with technical customers.
      • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills to levels above, below and in-line.
        Preferred Skills & Experience
        • Demonstrated full-cycle experience (early stage ideation, to production, to post launch development) of multiple hardware products.
        • Experience successfully launching products in one or more of the following industries: industrial robotics & automation, clean/renewable technologies, health & wellness technologies.
        • Recognized thought leadership and continuous improvement as demonstrated by trade association activity, completed training programs and/or other distinctions.
        • Experience with PLCs/microcontrollers; programming, architecture, debugging.
          Unlimit Ventures is a venture studio that formulates, de-risks and launches new companies. We are a diverse team of innovators, builders and entrepreneurs, developing advanced technologies for practical use in robotics & automation, climate impact, and health & wellness--- to name a few.

Keywords: Unlimitventures, Los Angeles , Staff/Principal Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Los Angeles, California

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