Mechanical Design Engineer

MAC Incorporated

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Mechanical Design Engineer Tempe, Arizona
Job Ref:
37973

Job Description: Mechanical Design Engineer

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Summary:  

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Skilled in designing, developing, modifying, and evaluating mechanical systems and components for indoor/outdoor electronic equipment.  Mechanical and electromechanical systems include controls, packaging, machines and/or mechanical, thermal, and cooling/heat transfer systems. Experience in Structural analysis is a plus.  Analyzes requirements and determines design approaches and parameters. Conducts experimental tests and evaluates results.   Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability. Skilled in product design approaches and parameters for feasibility, reliability, and manufacturability.  Skilled in experimental testing to qualify design and evaluate results. 

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

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  • Product design and validation – including documentation, and evaluation of products by applying knowledge of engineering principles.  
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  • Design, analysis and performance of mechanical systems, equipment and packaging of electronic components.
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  • Conducts feasibility and performance studies for testing of new and modified product designs.  
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  • Helps in the preparation of detailed design, testing, and drafting to document designs.
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  • Creates 3-dimensional layout models of electronic assemblies and computes weights, dimensions, clearances, tolerances, interconnections, user interfaces and locations of holes.
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  • Drafts detailed multi-view drawings of parts and assemblies, including specifications for wiring, labeling and overlay artwork.
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  • Assembles prototypes and checks fit, mechanical function, manufacturability and human factors.  
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  • Modifies design to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.
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  • Monitors assemblies and parts during production to ensure compliance with design specifications.
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Supervisory Responsibilities: None

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Computer Skills and/or Tools:  3D Modeling CAD tools: SolidWorks.  

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Qualifications/Competencies:

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Strong knowledge and experience with:

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  • 3D CAD modeling design (SolidWorks)
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  • Thermal analysis and modeling
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  • Thermal air flow analysis and modeling
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  • Environmental stress (vibration & shock)
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  • Mechanical packaging
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  • Experience with hybrid (chip and wire) manufacturing techniques a plus
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  • Root cause analysis
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  • MIL-STD requirements and testing
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Requires:

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  • Well-developed analytical skills
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  • Well-developed documentation skills
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  • Disciplined approach to product design, documentation and validation
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  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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  • Able and willing to work in a highly collaborative environment
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  • Able and willing to do hands-on work
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  • Able to appreciate and act on business driven issues
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  • Ability to manage projects and project teams
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  • Good multi-tasking skills
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  • History of successful product development and delivery
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  • Able to make appropriate technology choices
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  • Proven history of successful development of thermal cooling systems
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  • Demonstrated track record of working closely with team members in a fast-paced environment to bring development concepts into high yield, reliable production components, assemblies and products.
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Education and/or Experience:  

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  • Requires a BS or MS of mechanical engineering 
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  • 5+ years of job related experience
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Physical Demands: 

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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

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Work Environment: 

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The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

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