Principal Engineer R&D (Mechanical Engineer) | EMCORE

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Job Description: 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design mechanical systems of Fiber Optic Gyro based sensor and Inertial measurement unit (IMU) systems.
  • Lead cross-functional design teams meeting product development requirements.
  • Thorough understanding and use of the principals, theories, and concepts in mechanical engineering, as well as hands-on experience crafting simple proof of concept models for design implementation.
  • Experience with tolerance stack-up analysis for mechanical components and assemblies.
  • Experience writing and executing design verification testing (DVT) protocols.
  • Work with QA to ensure the design meets industry standards.
  • Drive improvements to internal processes and standards.
  • In-depth understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5.
  • Knowledge of thermal analysis and providing solutions to a variety of thermal and thermomechanical related issues.
  • Experience in FEA analysis, in particular, Cosmos and/or Comsol.
  • Work in collaboration with manufacturing, implementing Design to Cost (DTC) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process.
  • Must excel at multi-tasking, high attention to detail, well organized with strong analytical and communication skills.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering, Optomechanical Engineering, or related field.

PREFERRED EDUCATION:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Optomechanical engineering, or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. with 8 years, M.S. with 6 years, or Ph.D. with 3 years of experience in mechanical design and development with a track record for product realization in the field of Mechanical and/or Optomechanical engineering.
  • Proficient with CAD design tools such as SolidWorks.
  • Develop and review engineering drawings and technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and constructively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with optoelectronics packaging and routing of optical fiber.
  • Prior experience in the mechanical design and fabrication of Fiber Optic Gyros and IMUs.
  • Experience with tolerance stack-up analysis for mechanical components and assemblies.
  • Design of precision Sensors or Sensor sub-systems.
  • Experience in FEA analysis, in particular, Cosmos and/or Comsol.
  • Experience working in the DoD / Military product environment.
  • Experience with high volume / low-cost product design.