29 Nov 2017

Full-Time Mechanical Engineer – FUSE (SolidWorks)

FUSE – Posted by joballiancePortland, Oregon, United States

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Job Description

Award winning Industrial design and product development firm in Portland, OR is looking for a clever degreed mechanical engineer to conceive, verify and model design concepts in preparation for prototyping and production. Our ideal candidate must be comfortable working as the sole engineer as well as collaborating heavily with industrial designers competent in mechanical design. The position involves efficient 3D CAD modeling of visual designs into able to be manufactured components. This position provides a fun and engaging opportunity to constantly problem solve and brainstorm new ideas in search of the best and most beautiful solution. When unsure of how to solve a problem, the candidate will seek out experts to validate designs.

Project scope is extremely varied and ranges from consumer electronics, furniture to athletic footwear and equipment to industrial products and accessories. When exploring kinematic solutions, the candidate must be willing to brainstorm many possibilities and rank them according to feasibility, cost, production methods, client requirements, etc. Client provided requirements are often minimal or unclear and must be generated and reviewed by the design team. The candidate must not be afraid to explore user scenarios and ask questions about how the product will be used. The candidate will collaborate on everything from concept generation to aesthetic design to kinematic system concept generation to human interaction. Work often entails extensive aesthetic revision to a design that might otherwise be complete from a mechanical perspective.

In addition our ME will work on the development of new products with our sister company, Orp Industries, maker of the Orp Smart Horn. You can learn more at orpland.com.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and strong mechanical aptitude
• Experience with designing kinematic mechanisms preferred (e.g. snaps, living hinges, press fits, friction bearings)
• Excitement and willingness to explore new technologies and sectors within design and engineering.
• Collaborative approach to design and engineering. Ask for help, consider ideas from all sources. Don’t be afraid to argue or be argued with on all aspects of design.
• Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, for final production and prototyping (e.g. injection molding, stamping, extruding, machining, rapid prototyping)
• Mastery of SolidWorks for part and assembly design (2015version used), with surfacing skills preferred {Qualified candidates must be able to create organic surfaces}
• Experience generating complete technical drawing packages
• Knowledge of structural mechanics and materials science, with the ability to analyze strength of designed parts (with and without FEA)
• Experience with thermoplastics, injection molding, and plastic part design (e.g. incorporating appropriate draft and parting lines, minimization of tooling complexity
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey design ideas both verbally, graphically in presentation documents, by sketching and in writing. We need to be able to tell great stories about our solutions.
• Willingness to learn on the job is a must
• Proficiency with working with Industrial designer generated surface models for exterior control
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• A great deal of Product Love
• A good sense of humor is a must

Desired Qualifications:
• A creative and aesthetic eye for mechanical problem solving
• A basic understanding of electronics and rudimentary circuitry is highly desirable
• Shop and model making experience. The best prototypes are the ones that work. Our ideal candidate will take ownership over a prototype and do what it takes to make it work for the client. We have a small shop and great relationships with machine shops and rapid prototype vendors in the area. Often the candidate will need to choose which prototype processes are necessary and explain that to the client. We also have a desk top 3d printer in house.
• Proficiency with Adobe CS {Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop,} for design presentations to clients
• Experience with Keyshot is very desirable

Ideally we are looking for candidates with at least 2 years of applicable work experience, but will consider rock star quality recent grads.
Specific Skills
• SolidWorks—must be able to create surfaces in SW as well
• Experience with Adobe CS {you must be able to present your work}
• Works well with Industrial Designers’ surface models, illustrator files
• Hands on workshop and model making experience. You must ne able to solder.
• Experience in electrical engineering is a must. We are looking for an ME that can build simple development boards (think Arduino) for simpler circuits

Apply Via Email
[email protected]

Submission Details
Please submit a resume, cover letter and a portfolio that shows us you are an excellent engineer with fantastic SolidWorks skills. Please keep your portfolio under 3mb or provide a link.

NOTE:
Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US in order to apply

Application Details

Please submit a resume, cover letter and a portfolio that shows us you are an excellent engineer with fantastic SolidWorks skills. Please keep your portfolio under 3mb or provide a link.
NOTE:
Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US in order to apply

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Job Categories: Mechanical Engineer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 11 days.

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