Staff Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

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Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is seeking a Staff Mechanical Engineer for the Sunnyvale CA Area

Candidate will lead the mechanical or electromechanical design of components or systems through all stages of the product lifecycle.


• Maintain and/or improve existing products to achieve better quality and/or cost reductions.

• Define, design, test, develop, and validate new products.

• Lead processes, projects, or initiatives that are critical to the success of the Mechanical Engineering function.

• Coordinate with Project Manager to develop and execute a detailed schedule

• Present technical data, including issues, risks, and opportunities to cross-functional audiences, including Project Management, Product Management, R&D Chemists, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain.

• Coordinate with vendors to optimize Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

• Plan and develop experimental test programs.

 • Compile and analyze operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for new and modified products.

• Use 3D CAD (CREO) to perform mechanical design, modeling, and detailing

 • Direct activities of one or more support engineers/designers to achieve project goals.

• Write and release Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) for engineering drawings and Bills of Material (BOMs)

• Assist in the transfer of products to Manufacturing, including documentation, training, and test fixtures.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent, with 8+ years related work experience.

• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills to understand system interfaces and be able to quickly   analyze, troubleshoot, and determine root cause.

• Strong knowledge of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.

 • Experience performing ECOs and creating/updating BOMs; SAP and Oracle is a plus.

 • High proficiency using 3D CAD software; CREO/Windchill is a plus.

 • Proficiency with Finite Element Analysis (FEA); CREO Simulate is a plus.

• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Experience developing under ISO 9001 quality management systems

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or equivalent, with 6+ years related work experience.

• Experience designing fluidic devices (e.g. pumps, transducers, tubing, fittings) in the medical device or scientific instrument industry.

• Experience designing electro-mechanical devices.

• Strong knowledge of applied materials science.

 • Strong knowledge of manufacturing thermoplastic components, (machined and injection molded), including PEEK, PTFE, UHMW, and others.

 • Strong knowledge of manufacturing sheet metal.

• Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); FloEFD is a plus

• Proficiency using common machine shop power tools (e.g. mill, lathe, drill-press).

Volt is an equal opportunity employer