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Mechanical Design Engineer

San Franscisco, CA 94107

Posted: 03/10/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 22524 Pay Rate: $120,000-$160,000

Job Description

A fast-growing manufacturer of radical, meticulously-engineered gear is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer responsible for the mechanical development and testing of new products in its exciting new line. The ideal candidate has a strong technical & mechanical aptitude and is well-versed in design software. Working in a team, the new member will positively impact the business by effectively collaborating and implementing processes with the highest level of creativity & accuracy while maintaining cost-efficiency and quality standards.
Salary + Additional Benefits: 
  • $120,000-$160,000
  • 100% Company Paid Premiums for Employee Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Profit Sharing
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401K - company match

Location: San Francisco, CA
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Establish design requirements; market research for new product definition; ideation of new product concepts.
  • Partner with the Industrial Design team on ID directions and implement them in a parametric CAD stack.
  • Formulate and document test procedures for products in development.
  • Responsible for the management and organization of proto and EVT builds.
  • Build proficiency in Onshape and establish a clear organizational structure for new and old CAD.
  • Guide outsourced CAD resources in China for latter stage design.

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or comparable degree or experience
  • 3+ years of post-grad work experience doing some form of mechanical design; able to travel to China or other parts of Asia to visit suppliers 1-3 times per year
  • Possess hustle, humility, and a technical growth mindset; want to grow tremendously as an engineer by designing & shipping many products; excited about technical problems and are curious about new technical topics
  • Strong technical aptitude; lean into technical challenges and are able and excited to go deep on a technical topic to build your knowledge
  • Experience owning mechanical parts and assemblies from prototyping through mass production for high volume products that have successfully shipped to customers
  • Highly effective at creating and maintaining complex 3D models in any major 3D CAD system; bonus points for direct Onshape experience (we recently transitioned from Solidworks to Onshape)
  • Strong desire and inclination toward hands-on prototyping; love to create actual functioning prototypes and products, not just design them virtually
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, both hands-on and theoretical; worked extensively with moving parts and mechanisms
  • Deep familiarity with a few (or all) of the following manufacturing processes: CNC milling, die casting, injection molding, stamping, extrusion, and assembly
  • Familiarity with various surface finishes: anodization, powder coating, painting, plating; familiarity with basic materials properties: aluminum alloys, steels, rubbers, plastics
  • Familiarity with phase-gates manufacturing system (Proto, EVT, DVT, PVT, Mass Production); previous travel to China and vendor management - experience bringing up a manufacturing line and problem solving in-person from EVT through MP
  • Working knowledge of supply chain structure and ability to navigate communication at various levels of the supply chain

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

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