Product Engineer

Sensata Technologies - Thousand Oaks, CA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $83,000 - $120,000 a year
Sensata Technologies Aerospace business is looking for an experienced 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.


Manage new product design and development deliverables on assigned projects/programs.
Ensure all design and development projects meet customer requirements. Work with customer to optimize customer specifications/drawings.
Conceptualize, design, develop and document new product.
Prepare engineering prints (component/assembly) applying GD&T and tolerance analysis.
Prepare engineering documents and analyze design (compliance matrix, weight analysis, stress analysis, DFMEA, test procedures/reports, others to fulfill customer data requirements).
Work with cross functional teams (Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Supply Base).
Support the design of fixtures/tooling/apparatus for manufacturing/test.

B. S. degree or above, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
At least 5-7 years of experience in design/product engineering. Technical experience in Aerospace products is preferred.
Good knowledge of Aerospace requirements AS9100 and test requirements RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-810.
Familiarity with SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation, AutoCAD.
Familiarity with design for manufacturing and systematic problem solving methodologies (6 Sigma GB/BB, Shainin, etc).
Experience in activities related to New Product/Process Development.
Good interpersonal / communication skills and familiarity with standard manufacturing processes including Machining, Welding, Soldering, Basic Electrical Testing, and Metrology.
Ability to interface with international/overseas colleagues and customers.

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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