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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Posted: 05-15-2017
Location Name: Brea, CA
Wage: Depends on Experience

Want to work at an In-flight Entertainment (IFE) company that’s different? We’re famous for thinking outside of the box. We are looking for talented individuals to join us in our mission to redefine and revolutionize in-flight entertainment. Start a career at Zodiac Inflight Innovations and you’ll be joining an experienced and innovative team whose challenging spirit and imaginative work has created one of the best IFE systems on the market, RAVE.

       Job Summary:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer has responsibility for mechanical and electromechanical design and systems integration of company products. This individual has a significant impact on product innovation, cost, schedule, and feature set. This individual will retain technical ownership of mechanical designs and is responsible for the system assembly as a whole throughout the design, development, production, and support phases.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Product development activities ranging from conceptual development, prototyping, and design validation to manufacturing and existing product support; individually and collaboratively
  • Collaboration with engineers of various disciplines to develop products with electromechanical and mechanical content
  • Integration of electronics, mechanical and user interfaces, including PCBAs, switches, sensors, buttons, screens, power supplies, wiring, cable management, and system peripherals
  • Develop hand-held user interfaces with levels of tactile and cosmetic quality meeting industry leading consumer products
  • Develop systems and components made from a variety of fabrication techniques resulting in assemblies ranging in size from handheld to rack mounted for low, mid and high production volumes
  • Develop systems that assemble easily and cost effectively with no rework
  • Develop systems with high reliability as measured by industry standard statistical techniques
  • Optimize systems based on manufacturability/cost/performance/reliability and component availability
  • Generate component specification documentation using the industry’s best practices
  • Interface with testing agencies to secure regulatory approvals
  • Performance of root-cause analysis of issues detected in development, NPI and existing products
  • Design and development of test and assembly fixtures
  • Collaborate and share of knowledge and ideas with the team and company as a whole
  • Author technical documents and assembly instructions

      Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in a related field
  • 6-10 years of experience working in a similar role
  • Experience designing LRUs to meet FAA certification requirements such as DO-160
  • Advanced user of a 3D CAD (preferably SolidWorks) and PDM
  • Capable of generating specification drawings with dimensions and tolerances per ASME 14.5Y
  • Experience implementing tolerance studies and analyses to document and validate part variation and assembly fits and clearances
  • Experience designing injection molded, sheet metal, die cast, machined, stamped and die cut parts
  • Understanding of statistical techniques for part fabrication and manufacturing process output control
  • Experience with electromagnetic regulatory requirements and mitigation of problems found during testing
  • Understanding of the implementation of various thermal management techniques
  • Proven track record of owning and driving significant portions of complex engineering projects
  • Proven track record in meeting project goals and objectives

     Soft Skills:

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with the goal of completing tasks with first class quality quickly
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand complex systems & concepts
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Must be proactive, meticulous, organized, and detail oriented
  • Ability to efficiently resolve problems
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction
  • Ability to use discretion and independent judgment when making decisions on behalf of the company