Description: PDS Tech is seeking a Mechanical Systems Design & Analysis Engineer 3 for an open position in sylmar, CA In your role you will:
Design solar panels and solar panel components in AutoCAD / Inventor Pro Suite. Also design and update searchlight and advanced illumination assemblies in AutoCAD / Inventor Pro Suite as required.
Work closely with Panel Product Engineers to translate customer schematics and specifications into manufacturing efficient panel layouts and detailed manufacturing drawings, inclusive of Bill of Materials (BOMs), detail views, wiring lists, schematics, and notes.
Participate in round-table drawing reviews and CAD-check of drawings generated by others.
Generate soft tooling files from AutoCAD model. Learn to generate and check photomask drawings.
Work with Illuminations Engineers to generate and update part and assembly documentation needed for procurement, manufacturing and assembly, including generation of 3D models, verification of model tolerances, and model management in VAULT.
Support proposal and design trade efforts by providing rapid assessment of potential layout options. Assess customer ICDs for manufacturability and provide feedback/improvement suggestions to enhance compliance and/or manufacturability.
Participate in LEAN improvement initiatives from both manufacturing and engineering perspective. Continually advance ideas for streamlining both design/documentation and manufacturing processes by applying DFMAT principles to all generated and reviewed designs.
Provide support to tooling design team on an as needed basis.
Use Finite Element Analysis to support new design development and Root Cause investigations.
Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or related field + 2 years relevant experience (or equivalent certification) in Computer Aided Design. Experience Desired:
Must be proficient in:
• reading/generating electrical schematics
• quickly generating 2 and 3 D models using block part libraries