Assembly/ Manufacturing Engineer

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

The ideal candidate will join a multi-disciplinary engineering team that is responsible for building and maintaining advanced cryogenic test systems in support of HRL’s world-leading silicon quantum dot technologies.

Essential Duties:
   Perform hands-on work on mechanical and electrical systems and components
   Use hand tools to perform integration and assembly tasks in a laboratory environment
   Set up and operate test equipment to verify, evaluate, and troubleshoot systems and components
   Design fixturing, assembly aids, and support equipment
   Oversee assembly of electronic PCBs, cables, and enclosures
   Perform laboratory layout and facility design tasks
   Review and conduct maintenance operations on scientific equipment and systems
   Specify and procure parts and materials for systems and assemblies
   Generate and utilize engineering documentation including:  drawings, process instructions, block diagrams, netlists, schematic diagrams, and bills of material
   Provide technical support and status reporting to scientists and engineering staff

Required Skills:
   Understanding and application of basic electrical and mechanical engineering concepts
   Ability to function safely in a laboratory environment performing assembly, integration, test, and troubleshooting tasks
   Ability to follow formal and informal assembly and integration processes
   Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to create charts and communicate clearly
   Possess problem solving skills, good mechanical aptitude, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with others and individually
   Understanding of mechanical and electrical assembly techniques
   Ability to read, understand, and generate engineering drawings, bills of material, schematic diagrams, assembly/process instructions, and engineering terminology
   Experience with CAD software (SolidWorks) and/or Microsoft Visio is desired
   Understanding of configuration management and inventory control is desired

Required Education:
BS degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or closely related discipline.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform tasks safely in a lab environment and be able to occassionally work on ladders and/or scaffolding. Must be able to lift/push/pull 15-20 pounds consistently.

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship required.  Must be able and willing to obtain and maintain US Government security clearance

The base salary range for this full-time position is $76,530 - $93,320 + bonus + benefits.

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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.