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Mechanical Engineer - Manager

Company: MTI - Mobile Technologies Inc.
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:This role exists to research, plan, design and document mechanical & electromechanical products and systems. In addition, MTI's Mechanical Engineer directs and coordinates external resources involved in the design, fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical and electromechanical products and systems. This role requires experience working with ODM's and Sourcing to bring new product designs/concepts to market.Minimum Requirements: --- 8+ years' experience in design of injection molded plastic parts and metal fabrication (sheet metal stamping/forming, diecasting, Metal Injection Molding). Includes principles of DFM in metal and plastic production processes --- 8+ years' experience in understanding and defining and directing product assembly processes including principles basic principles of DFA (design for assembly). Includes ability to evaluate and guide contract manufacturers in DFA practices. --- Experience in or direct interaction with plastic mold tooling structure, principles of Design for Moldability, and molding process factors affecting part quality and consistency. --- High degree of competency using SolidWorks 3D CAD (2014 or later), particularly in design of molded and sheet metal partsqualifications: --- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering required --- Thorough knowledge of standard engineering principles, theories and concepts of mechanical design --- Proven ability to work with offshore manufacturing, sourcing and development resources required --- Ability to travel internationally required --- Proven ability to create design validation tests (DVT) and clearly report on findings --- Working knowledge of MS Office programs requiredEssential Duties and responsibilities of this role include: --- Act as Mechanical Engineering lead and provide supervisory duties for ME team --- Research & analyze data such as customer design proposal, specifications, & manuals to determine feasibility of design and or application --- Act as experienced engineer and mentor to other design staff in the development of cosmetic and or structural products that are manufactured using common practices for metal and plastic components. --- Analyze product requirements, establish specifications, and engineer solutions which can be produced by volume manufacturing or processing facilities & methods --- Provide knowledge transfer and ongoing guidance and decision making to external development partners in US and Asia, on-site as needed --- Use predictive engineering analysis tools and experiments to establish proof of concept

  • Provide technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, & process advantages & limitations for plastics and metal fabrication
  • Ownership of issues to clarify or resolve problems & develop design changes
  • Prepare and direct product design, system layouts, detailed drawings & schematics
  • Direct & coordinate fabrication and assembly of prototypes
  • Plan & develop experimental test programs, analyze test data & reports to determine if design meets functional & performance specifications, provide recommendations, and generate technical documents
  • Evaluate field installations & recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
  • CORE competencies: --- Design - Generates creative solutions; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail. Specific experience with injection molded plastic parts is required. --- Design for Manufacturability - Analyze and modify piece part designs to meet manufacturability and moldability requirements of volume plastic manufacturing processes --- Design for Assembly - Analyze and direct design and assembly reviews to comply with DFA principles and practices. --- DFMEA - Able to evaluate designs and proposals for DFMEA scoring and mitigation. --- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations. --- Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities. Demonstrated ability to manage multidisciplinary projects over a distributed resource pool required. Specific experience managing internationally based resources a plus. --- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings. --- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information. --- Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit. Proven ability to work with offshore development resources required. --- Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; aligns work with strategic goals. --- Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses. --- Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; makes timely decisions. --- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently. --- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality. --- Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED: --- Machine and hand tool skills - general competency in working with hand and power tools in a prototype shop environment to fabricate, repair, or alter parts for functionality and appearance3D Printing - understanding of the principles and practicality of various metal and non-metal prototyping and 3D printing technologiesPhysical Demands: 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 position, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment: 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.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Constant interruptions are the norm.MTI is an Equal OpportunityEmployer Mobile Technologies, INC. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mobile Technologies, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: MTI - Mobile Technologies Inc., Hillsboro , Mechanical Engineer - Manager, Engineering , Hillsboro, Oregon

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