Job Description

Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer
12 plus month assignment
Monday - Friday 40 hours per week
Saugerties, NY

Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review available materials and coordinate with colleagues to become familiar with work scope, deliverables, technical and manufacturing requirements, key stake holders, budget and delivery schedule for a project.
  • Develop mechanical system architecture, key design components, potential approach(es), and critical specifications to meet total deliverables concept; in collaboration with project mechanical, electrical, and software engineers.
  • Develop conceptual solid models and/or complete & refine conceptual solid models into ready-to-detail models.
  • Create full documentation packages (detailed fabrication, component, assembly drawings and bills of materials).
  • Develop and/or ensure use of appropriate standards to ensure efficient transfer of designs to manufacturing and customers.
  • Consult with electrical and controls engineers to ensure proper mechanical design for relevant controls schemes.
  • Participate in an advisory & quality control capacity during assembly. Lead mechanical debug and test activity, if needed.
  • Direct and/or supervise other mechanical engineers, detailers, and/or production staff, as required by the project.
  • Investigate problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to assist with occasional assembly/disassembly of especially sensitive areas of a design, where applicable.
  • Mentor, consult and assist with the technical development of less senior staff.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and effectively in teams.
  • Assist Engineering Management and/or Sales in investigation and estimating of new projects.
  • Occasional day and overnight travel, as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to develop full system concepts, solid models and/or complete & refine conceptual solid models into finished models.
  • Ability to create fabrication & assembly drawings for weldments, machined parts, plumbing, sheet metal, vacuum chambers.
  • Good knowledge of basic physics and associated principles. Not afraid to run calculations.
  • Ability to manage a team to meet deadlines, agreed-upon task budgets (materials & labor) and technical deliverables.
  • Self-directed ability to acquire new skills and knowledge to solve problems and meet the requirements of new industries.
  • Strong knowledge of commonly used mechanical techniques – pneumatic, vacuum, motors and actuators, and mechanisms.
  • Strong knowledge of materials, fabrication practices, finishing methods and procedures.
  • Highly skilled in SolidWorks. Simulation skills desired. Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Unigraphics NX a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint. Visio & basic MS-Project skills a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).
  • Familiarity with common industry safety and ergonomic standards requirements – e.g. ASME, CE, SEMI-S2/S8, etc.
  • Knowledge of clean room, high vacuum semiconductor equipment, and design associated requirements strongly desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Education, Certifications and Experience

  • BSME required. MSME or equivalent work experience, or combination of education and experience desired.
  • 10+ years engineering or related work experience required.

It is the policy of GCR to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. GCR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.

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