Mechanical Engineer

Los Angeles, CA
Engineering /
Full-time /
Machina Labs, founded in 2019 by aerospace and auto industry veterans, is a smart manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, California. Enabled by advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics, Machina Labs is developing software-defined factories of the future. The mission of the company is to develop modular manufacturing solutions that can be reconfigured to manufacture new products simply by changing the software. The company is currently working to build the first commercial robotic sheet metal forming machine. Machina Labs is funded and backed by major investors in the field of AI and Deep Tech.
Job Description
Machina Labs is looking for motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineers to join our Engineering team who are working on new robotic systems for sheet metal forming. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be designing and helping build the tools necessary to deploy this new manufacturing technology. You will be responsible for designing parts and tools, testing, generating engineering drawings, and procedures. Success in this role requires people who are motivated, adaptable, inquisitive, technically astute, have a high level of attention to detail, and are eager to learn new things. Our team is tight-knit, and we regularly push the boundaries of what has been done traditionally. In addition to the required experience below, our ideal candidate needs to demonstrate exceptional personal initiative, inclination to try new processes, and the ability to maintain positivity, composure and a good attitude in demanding technical situations. We need individuals who are not afraid to use their technical ability to not only identify issues but propose solutions and implement improvements.

Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical discipline
    • 3+ years of experience in Mechanical Engineering design in a fast-paced development environment
    • 3+ years of experience generating meaningful engineering analysis and documentation for validating designs
    • Ability to simplify complicated engineering challenges into piecemeal tasks, and develop a plan to execute to a schedule
    • Experience using parametric design software to create complex mechanical assemblies (Solidworks, Inventor, Pro/E, etc)
    • Experience performing structural and failure analysis for frames and parts using hand calculations and CAE (RISA, Ansys, CAD FEA, etc)
    • Ability to effectively manage and own projects from inception to completion

Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent technical and operational knowledge of mechanical systems within manufacturing environments
    • Ability to analyze and specify automation components (actuators, reducers, etc)
    • Ability to design basic electrical and control systems (industrial controls, electrical schematics, etc)
    • Experience in manufacturing (process development, tooling, component assembly, welding, machining, etc)
    • Ability to create, read and interpret complex assembly and part drawings, bills of materials, assembly procedures, and part drawings per ASME Y14.5 standards (GD&T)
    • Interface effectively with internal and external customers to ensure project success
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Experience in presenting design reviews and being able to foster an open forum for discussion
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to a changing scope of work
    • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently
    • Ability to quickly understand which engineering analysis is crucial to a design's success, and which is not

Additional Requirements

    • Repetitive movement, bending or twisting, using tools typical in a shop environment (Calipers, micrometers, wrenches, etc.) or controls, exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting, and exposure to typical shop chemicals (coolant, solvents, cleaners) are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
    • Physical effort including standing, lifting, and carrying equipment up to 40 lbs.