Mechanical Engineer

Sensata Technologies - Thousand Oaks, CA3.8

Sensata Technologies Aerospace business is looking for a Mechanical Product Engineer who will be responsible for designing and developing electro-mechanical products, primarily Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT), for aircraft and spacecraft. The qualified individual will be responsible for managing the overall design and development activities from concept through qualification test and ultimately production transfer. This position works closely with Product Engineers, Designers, Test Engineers, Program Managers, Sales & Customer Service, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers and Purchasing. This role will be reporting to and working with the Engineering Manager.


Designing and drafting of mechanical components and assemblies for aircraft and space craft. These activities are in close coordination with mechanical design and/or project engineers.
Majority of the designs will be utilizing the latest version of Solid Works, however some experience with Auto-CAD is also required.
Designing and drafting of tooling, fixturing and accessories required in manufacturing of these assemblies.
Creating and checking the Engineering change orders. The knowledge of Auto-CAD is required for changing and modifying the legacy drawings.

Minimum of 1-3 years of experience with Solid Works. Some knowledge of Auto CAD is also necessary.
Solid Works Associate Certification is a required. Professional Certification is a plus.
Full understanding of ANSI Y14.5 drafting standard with in depth knowledge of GD&T
Experience in design and drafting of complex mechanical components with tight tolerances. Some experience with PC Board lay out is a plus.
Basic understanding of the machining techniques (lath, mill, etc) is necessary.
Experience with designing and drafting of aerospace mechanical components and assemblies is a plus.
Good interpersonal / communication skills and familiarity with standard manufacturing processes including Machining, Welding, Brazing, etc.

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must: (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident (i.e., "green card holder") of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, provided that you have applied for naturalization within six months of the date you first became eligible, and if not yet accepted, you are actively pursuing naturalization after two years from the date of your application.


Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:
A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection
Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment
A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice
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