Mechanical Product Designer

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

General Description:
We are seeking a motivated and experienced Mechanical Product Designer to join a diverse team of engineers and scientists to develop state of the art low noise cryogenic systems in support of advancing HRL’s world-leading silicon quantum dot technologies. In this role, the candidate will be responsible for the design, simulation, and development of a wide variety of systems and components. The candidate will interface with system architects, electrical engineers, and scientists to derive requirements and develop integrated electro-mechanical cryogenic systems. The ideal candidate has excellent engineering fundaments in hardware design, the initiative to identify technical problems, and the creativity to generate novel solutions.

Essential Duties:
Develop mechanical CAD designs, GD&T, and drawings of complex electro-mechanical parts and assemblies.
Manage product structure definitions, BOMs, and hardware configurations.
Perform mechanical analyses (e.g. thermal, structural) to ensure designs meet requirements.
Lead design reviews, and validate designs from other team members.
Support integration and test efforts for hardware validation.
Provide oversight and mentoring to junior engineers.
Develop processes and guidelines for mechanical designers.
Support team members in defining project scope and reporting status.
Summarize design efforts in written documents and oral presentations.
Write proposals, define project scopes, develop schedules, and budget for multidisciplinary efforts.

Experience Desired:
At least 8 years of experience (or 6 years of experience with a MS degree) in Aerospace, Automotive, or Consumer Electronics design in a lead or REA role.
Mechanical drafting and GD&T for complex parts and assemblies.
Ability to lead small to medium multidisciplinary teams in product-focused environments.
Working knowledge of heat transfer and structural dynamics as applied to integrated mechanical and electrical systems.
Experience informing design decisions from ambiguous variables.
Sound knowledge of CAD design tools (e.g. Solidworks, CREO), product lifecycle management tools (e.g. Enovia, Teamcenter), finite element methods (e.g. Ansys, Abaqus), and scripting languages (e.g. Python, Matlab).
Capable of defining project scopes, drafting schedules (e.g. MS Project, Primavera), and budgeting for multidisciplinary efforts.
Ability to work well in a creative team environment and possess excellent communication skills.

Essential Requirements:
Creative problem solving and strong organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills; includes both oral and written.
Ability to work well in a team and willingness to mentor others.
Must be able to perform tasks safely in a lab environment. 

Education Desired:
BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with an emphasis on product development.

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship. Must have or be willing to apply for a security clearance.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $104,000 - $174,000 + bonus + benefits.
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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.

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.

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