Principal Mechanical Engineer
We are seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer with experience in the design of complex mechanical assemblies and proven expertise in structural design and analysis. In addition to being an exceptional individual contributor which will be your primary role, the ideal candidate would also have the potential and desire to lead a small team of mechanical engineers.
What you'll do:
- Develop complex mechanical systems from concept to full-scale manufacturing.
- Lead DFM tasks and facilitate transition toward high volume production.
- Perform advanced structural design, analysis, and optimization using FEA.
- Evaluate and select various materials and processes for optimal performance and manufacturability.
- Determine the appropriate methods of test for both prototype and production level hardware.
- Engage in cross-company collaboration between electrical, firmware, design, and other teams.
- Contribute and defend informed decisions from technical, business and user experience perspectives.
- Work with worldwide supply chain to develop components, sub-assemblies products that are cost-effective, reliable and timely
What we're looking for:
- Extensive experience in designing highly integrated electro-mechanical assemblies
- 12+ years of experience
- MS/BS in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field
- Proficiency in CAD modeling, preferably Solidworks
- Ability to mentor and develop junior mechanical engineers, desire to lead a small team
- Experience working through DFM with suppliers to reduce part cost and improve quality
- Experience with FEA to optimize structures
- Thorough understanding of design for volume, including statistical tolerancing, DFA concepts and automation techniques
- Demonstrated experience bringing a product or assembly through its entire lifecycle from initial concept to volume manufacturing
- Excellent communication, teamwork and leadership skills
- Experience with reliability testing is a plus
- Experience with propulsion systems in outdoor environments is a plus