Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Hydraulic Components in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
  • Duration:
    64 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $42.0 - $52.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer for an opportunity in Burbank, CA.  This will be for Hydromechanical Engineering.

This role will be responsible for New Product Development design and analysis of mechanical and hydraulic components primarily used in aircraft brake control systems.

Primary technical point of contact for hydro-mechanical products, on assigned projects or programs.

Develop, design, and modify the components to defined requirements.

Prepare the documents required to define the products and show verification of analytics. 

Provide technical assistance to all internal departments, suppliers, and customers as it relates to the product.


  • Create new products and modify existing products to support customer, applicable regulatory and industry standard, and market requirements.
  • Lead new product design projects from requirements definition, through concept, detailed design, manufacturing, to a qualified product.  Performs trade studies to optimize design solutions.
  • Experience in managing suppliers to produce specification compliant products within budget, on time.
  • Create or calculate tolerance stack ups, performs reliability and Failure Modes and Effects analyses.
  • Prepare, review, and approve the documentation required to define and control products.  Support design reviews, both with external customers and internal, as required.
  • Create and implement test procedures for products based on product requirements and customer specifications.  Monitor testing and analyze data to verify performance of the product to customer and design specifications.  Review and approve test reports.
  • Conduct failure analysis examinations and prepare Failure Analysis Reports (FAR) of findings.
  • Provide technical support to all internal departments, suppliers, and customers as it relates to the product.
  • Participate in defining engineering approaches including the planning and scheduling of work.
  • Ensure the successful completion of the assigned project phase within the budgeted time and cost constraints. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Position requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7+ years in aerospace industry; experience in other industries with development and manufacture of complex hydraulics and electro-mechanical components can be considered in lieu of aerospace.
  • Experience in designing of major aircraft actuation and distribution components and/or systems, such as hydraulic valves, actuators and electromechanical devices
  • Thorough knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 standards, Tolerance analysis, Computer Aided Design, solid modeling
  • Fundamental engineering analyses, including but not limited to fluid dynamics, mechanical design for hydraulic components, systems and pressure vessels.
  • Working knowledge of practical manufacturing techniques, quality assurance requirements and all factors affecting product/program costs.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools such as SolidWorks and its analysis suite is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to organize prepare and present materials to customers, suppliers and/or company management at all levels. 
  • Knowledge of office tools.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.