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Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

We are the future of transportation.

Our mission is to provide efficient, economical, and ecological transportation solutions for the informed and interconnected global community. We aim to rekindle the excitement of the transportation experience by combining human-centered design with the latest in technologies and manufacturing.

About the Position:

We are seeking a mechanical engineer who is highly organized and motivated, with superb hands-on skills. This role will include supporting all engineering endeavors, interacting with contract manufacturers, organizing the lab space, and being aware of all ongoing mechanical projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop concepts and detailed designs of vehicle parts and assemblies

  • Create conceptual and detailed 3D parts, assemblies, and layouts and 2D drawings using SolidWorks.

  • Work with domestic and international suppliers during design phase on procurement of prototype parts.

  • Work with design and manufacturing team for cost effective new designs and cost improvement on existing designs.

  • Conduct and participate in design reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent practical experience (M.S. preferred)

  • 2-5 years of mechanical design experience with SolidWorks (preferred), ProE, or Inventor. Matlab, Mathematica, Python, or similar scripting / analysis tool capability.

  • Experience with mechatronics/robotics and electrical instrumentation.

  • Ability to summarize and transfer data across multiple tools and teams.

  • Experience with materials selection/design trade-offs; ferrous, non ferrous and plastics (thermoplastics and thermosets).

  • Experience with product design for manufacturing and new product introduction.

  • Must have demonstrated experience resolving technical problems using both an analytical approach and an experimental approach.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience with cast, machined, or extruded parts is a plus.

  • Experience performing FEA/FEM analysis.

  • Passion for two wheeled vehicles, electric motors, and control systems.

  • Background in vehicle dynamics modelling and control system design.

  • Hands on manufacturing experience.