Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Chatsworth, CA

Seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer II to design and plan electro-mechanical and optical systems.  The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer II will work closely with the Chief Mechanical Design Engineer and a cross functional engineering team for all mechanical design engineering development and test activities and will work on some of the most advanced improvements with optical tracking devices on a worldwide basis.


•                     Develop and maintain the continuous improvement of department’s technical standards, design guidelines, practices and procedures and responsible for communication and explanation of same

•                     Ensure the work products developed by the department comply with engineering practices, procedures and standards

•                     Organize and control project assignments to meet customer deadlines and delivery of product, budget compliance, and quality of output

•                     Evaluates costs associated with each project including materials, costs of labor, and time expended

•                     Create new designs and design improvements of our product line to ensure products can be manufactured and profitable while ensuring that the product meets or exceeds our customer’s contract and quality requirements

•                     Support new business pursuits, product development and ongoing programs as well as interface with customers to validate understanding of the requirements and support technical proposal activities

•                     Participate in the transition from engineering into production, and liaise closely with production and assembly teams

•                     Research and analyze customer specifications and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, technical budget, verification matrixes and requirements of the designs

•                     Implement system development from design through prototype completion by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components; managing and documenting system configurations; developing specifications, supporting system integration

•                     Utilize modern best-practice design methods including finite element analysis, resonance analysis and stress analysis

•                     Research and test manufacturing and assembly methods

•                     Research and test new and innovative materials and processes

•                     Research outsourced products and services and make decisions as to whether to use in-house manufacturing or outsourcing

•                     Integrate and adapt Commercial-Off-the Shelf (COTS) products into the system configuration to meet government system requirements or to achieve production cost goals

•                     Assist drafters in developing the manufacturing drawings, bills of materials and release documentation

•                     Responsible for creating test procedures to measure and qualify the accuracy/performance of the mechanical design

•                     Assure system and product quality by designing verification methods; testing the finished product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes

•                     Work within the framework of large Government contracts

•                     Write technical reports; prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends


The candidate must have proven experience in the following:

•                     Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering - MSME preferred

•                     5 years of related experience - 10 years preferred

•                     Working knowledge of Military standards and compliance rules and regulations mandated under the following quality and governmental standards: ISO 9000 & ITAR

•                     Demonstrated ability and experience working with product development engineering teams and mentoring other engineers

•                     Ability to design of both large and small high precision mechanical and opto-electro-mechanical products

•                     Ability to lead product design through all phases of projects, from initial concept design through systems analysis/engineering, planning and execution, reviewing financial cost and ensuring company stays within budget and timelines

•                     Ability to design and manufacture both large and small welded structures and castings

•                     Develop the structural design of the product, using expertise with SolidWorks            

•                     Possess strong written and verbal business communication, excellent problem solving and organizational skills

•                     U.S. citizenship required to obtain a security clearance

•                     Open to travel as position may require domestic and international travel