Mechanical Engineer

3D Systems San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 4 months ago

3D Systems has a contract to design, build and deliver a Rapid Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Prototype (R-LAMP) system to the Army Research Labs; this is a metal printer with a build envelope of 1000x1000x600 mm.

Initially a Rock Hill based engineering team would design, build and test the Part Extraction system and the Powder Extraction system, and potentially other sub-systems. The Rock Hill team would be part of the system integration team, to integrate a first printer in San Diego, and then to build and integrate a second printer to be installed at the ARL Aberdeen facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative designs to meet all requirements for performance, reliability, total cost of ownership, serviceability, and manufacturability

  • Lead design visualization efforts with 3D CAD models to explore multiple design options

  • Realize industrial design concept sketches in to functional and manufacturable designs

  • Design of plastic and metal mechanical components, mechanisms, and assemblies

  • Design of user interface and electrical enclosures

  • Detailed mechanical design using CAD tools (SolidWorks)

  • Create engineering package including BOM, assembly trees, parts list, etc.

  • Release and control engineering documentation using ECO processes

  • Leverage laboratory testing and field-test data to understand and manage design trade-offs

  • Hold mechanical technical design reviews, risk assessments, etc.

  • Define qualification, acceptance, and functional testing requirements for mechanical systems

  • Provide work and design direction for external design consultants and companies

  • Interface with domestic and international suppliers and contract manufacturers to procure and fabricate mechanical components

Education & Training:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field

  • 3 years of experience in Mechanical Design

  • Mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production

  • Ability to take design ownership across the full product development process from conceptual design through production

  • Experience designing with different metal fabrications processes like sheet metal forming, machining, extrusions, castings, and weldments

  • Proficiency using CAD tools (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Experience guiding the work of others and directly supporting third party vendors

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with various thermal, shock, vibration, and ingress protection techniques and able to apply them to electronics modules and enclosure packaging

  • Experience with GD&T standards

  • Knowledge mechanical design of electronics PCB, module packaging and cabling

  • Familiar working with various agency standards like UL, CE, ANSI, MIL, etc.

  • Experience in robotics or industrial automation

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