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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: APEM
Location: Vista
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

APEM, a global leader in man-machine interface devices is searching for a self-motivated, detail-oriented senior mechanical design engineer to assist in the design, development and sustaining engineering support of the company's Hall Effect motion control and monitoring devices. -APEM's joysticks, fingertip controls, and monitoring devices are used in a variety of applications including; material handling equipment, military vehicles, flight simulation products and security system controls. - -This position requires a demonstrated expertise with electro-mechanical mechanisms, a basic understanding of electrical theory as it relates to control devices and a desire to learn new technologies. -Responsibilities:

  • Support the production of Hall effect joysticks through new product design and design and process improvements
  • Sustain current products through design enhancements, options and new products using Solid Works CAD software
  • Design injection-molded plastic, zinc die-cast and machined components
  • Develop next-generation products in a cross-functional environment
  • Utilize six-sigma design fundamentals in designing new products and product components
  • Manage project schedules to ensure the timely completion of assignments
  • Perform comprehensive design reviews utilizing FMEA techniques
  • Look for opportunities to re-design legacy products to improve performance and reduce costs -
  • Create engineering documentation related to the design and manufacturing of your assigned product
  • Work closely with customers and product management in the development of next generation products and options -Requirements:
    • Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
    • A minimum of 10 years of design experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
    • Proficient knowledge of SolidWorks design software including surface modeling
    • Knowledge of manufacturing processes used in the production of electro-mechanical devices
    • Experience designing injection molded components
    • Experience with root cause failure analysis of mechanical systems
    • Experience using ASME Y14.5 drafting standards - - - - - - - - -Must be detail oriented with a self motivated work ethic, ideally requiring minimal supervision
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate with employees at all levels within the organization
      • Proven ability to work in a team environment
      • Experience with DFMEA and related design verification processes
      • Experience in Six Sigma/lean manufacturing is a plus -
        • position will require the use of information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
        • must be U.S. persons as defined in the ITAR; a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident. -APEM ( is a global manufacturer of joysticks, switches and switch panel products. APEM has 12 facilities across the globe with two N. America operations, located in Vista, California and Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Keywords: APEM, Vista , Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering , Vista, California

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