Mechanical Design Engineer

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
The Mechanical Design Engineer position is responsible for working individually, with a local team or global engineering team on product design which satisfy customer specifications. This process includes design, product validation, completing documentation and executing launch items for production. Manage the completion of all related drawings, documentation, release in internal systems and delivery to customer or regulatory agencies.General Responsibilities • Leverages engineering fundamentals, and org to make sound decisions on complex technical issues • Competitive analysis (benchmarking patent research, cost estimates etc.) • Strongly influence design for manufacturability • Detailed understanding of market and implications for business • Proactively challenge and drives the organization to deliver improved quality and performance related to engineering design • Product Strategy participant and driver • Maintain product documentation (drawings and specifications) and lessons learned • Direct interaction with customers to solicit product specifications requirements, schedule expectations and budget • Corrosion research and welding characterization • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles, materials, mechanics, fluid, thermo and heat transfer • Advanced knowledge of basic electrical circuits, microelectronic assembly, statistical methods, process control fundamentals and product test processes • Familiarity with manufacturing methods – welding, brazing, soldering, adhesive bonding, machining, stamping, molding and forming. Basic knowledge of a core manufacturing processes (Calibration, Final Function Transfer, leak testing, welding/soldering, adhesive and gel dispensing) Experience / Qualifications • A university degree required (i.e. Bachelors degree) or equivalent relevant work experience. • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers
  • The qualified candidate will be designing complex electro-mechanical components, sensors and/or systems for civil and military aircraft. Experience with cockpit control equipment such as: Inceptors, throttle control assembly, Speed Brake Lever, Flap Selector Lever, etc. is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of standard qualification standards such as MIL-STD-810 and RTCA DO-160 is required. This candidate will be overseeing the qualification testing of their product from start to finish and will be intimately involved with generating and/or approving the reports such as: ATP, ATR, DTP, DTR, QTP and QTR.
  • A fundamental understanding and hands-on experience of engineering analysis, using FEA tools and other modeling techniques is required, including stress, static and dynamic behavior of assemblies, fatigue and thermal analysis.
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling for manufacturing, reliability and safety analysis will be considered a plus.
  • The position requires a working knowledge of drawing standards and CAD modeling software, preferably SolidWorks.

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Base Salary Range:

$99,704.00 - $137,093.00

At Sensata, our employees are the key to our success and growth. We recognize that each individual brings their own unique experience, therefore the base salary range information shown above is a general guideline only. Sensata considers several factors when extending an offer, including, but not limited to, a candidate’s experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. In addition to base salary, Sensata offers competitive medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans, along with education reimbursement, wellness programs, a 401(k) retirement plan with Company matching, and a variety of paid time off, such as vacation, sick, bereavement, and parental leave. Certain positions are also eligible for short-term incentive and long-term incentive programs.

This position requires eligibility to obtain authorization under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Non-US Persons, as defined in the ITAR and EAR, may not be eligible to obtain authorization.


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