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Mechanical Design Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03190
Location: Pasadena, California
Pay Rate : $ 117,000.00 - 139,000.00 /Year
Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
Duration: Direct
Compensation: $117,000 - $139,000 DOE

We are searching for an experienced and dedicated Mechanical Design Engineer to work on a direct basis with one of our clients in the Greater Los Angeles Area, CA. Reporting to the Telescope Structures Manager, the Mechanical Design Engineer will be a member of a team engaged in the design and fabrication of a giant telescope structure. During the preliminary design phase, you will be responsible for (1) developing, reviewing, and maintaining requirements, (2) formulating design concepts and subsystem interfaces, and (3) developing design solutions. During the detailed design and fabrication phases, you will be responsible for reviewing progress of the design-build contractors including designs and analyses, shop inspection, progress validation and fabrication surveillance. Duties will be performed at a high level with only general supervision and direction. The Mechanical Design Engineer will be called upon to write technical reports and make presentations in their area of responsibility.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in the design of dynamic structures
  • Previous experience working on telescope systems
  • Incorporate advanced knowledge of 3D CAD modeling of design concepts using Solid Works CAD software.
  • Working knowledge of structural steel, concrete, and aluminum.
  • Working knowledge of connection design, member sizing, field construction, inspection and assembly.
  • Experience with finite element modeling and analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Experience in creating and reading design drawings from the conceptual level through fabrication/shop phases.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to foreign and domestic vendor, partner, and observatory locations during design and fabrication phases.
  • Experience and ability to prepare documents, reports, and oral presentations.
  • Working knowledge of and practical application of the ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.
  • Previous experience working on large scale construction projects.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of motors, bearings, brakes, and drives.
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field
Ideal candidates for this position will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as flexibility to travel to co-locations, vendor premises and internationally when necessary.