Chipton-Ross is seeking a Mechanical System Design Engineer for an opening in Sylmar, CA.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: • Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD modeling using AutoCAD/Inventor Pro Suite 11 (or higher), including: o Use of block part libraries o Generation of multilayer drawing packages, detailed assembly views, and schematics • Demonstrated working knowledge of basic GD&T principles • Sound working knowledge of Finite Element Analysis techniques and basic thermal analysis, preferably using Inventor Pro Suite Analysis package (including definition of model, mesh, and boundary conditions and interpretation/presentation of the results) • Background in tooling design a plus
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: • Candidate must be proficient and efficient in use of AutoCAD / Inventor Pro Suite 11 (or higher) in both 2D and 3D and have a sound working knowledge of basic GD&T principles. • Candidate must also have prior knowledge and experience in generating and running finite element analysis, preferably using Analysis package in AutoCAD / Inventor Pro Suite. • Ability to compile and present data using excel and powerpoint, and to generate/update procedural documentation using MS Word, a strong foundation in mechanical engineering and/or material science, as well as familiarity with basic physics of solar cells, Aerospace materials, and assembly techniques, PCBs and electronics are all considered as pluses. • Candidate must be highly adaptable to meet changing priorities in support of manufacturing, engineering, and marketing needs. Must have good people skills and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of both internal and external customers and colleagues. • Must be willing to embrace change and learn new skill sets as needed in order optimize processes and procedures and address balancing workloads in a dynamic market environment.
EDUCATION: Accredited Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or related field + 2 years relevant experience (or equivalent certification) in Computer Aided Design.
FULL TIME/FIRST SHIFT WORK HOURS: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM Candidate should be flexible, able to support evening and weekend work on an as needed basis.
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