Sr. Mechanical / Automation Engineer

Microfabrica, Inc. - Van Nuys, CA (30+ days ago)


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. We are a growing company with significant potential for advancement and professional development.

Main Job Responsibilities/Competencies

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.

The candidate filling this position will:

  • 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

Qualification

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5-10 years relevant work experience

Experience

Required:

· Demonstrated ability to design and troubleshoot automation and motion control systems

· 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

Preferred:

· Basic programming and/or database integration for automated machine operations

· 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

· Experience with planarization technologies such as CMP or lapping

Skills

  • Technical problem solving
  • Clear analysis & data presentation
  • Self-organization & focus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel and Word
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Technical report preparation including collection, analysis and summary of information & data

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)