Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

KL Engineering, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 07, 2017
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Job Description

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager to become a part of our team! You will perform a variety of engineering and operational tasks related to the design & manufacture of custom equipment in support of customer NPI operations.

  • Develop conceptual design solutions to customer specifications & requirements
  • Hands-on development, evaluation & iteration on engineering prototypes
  • Generate manufacturing documentation for fabrication / assembly / test / etc.
  • Coordinate external RFQ processes
  • Subcontract vendor management
  • Operational responsibilities related to material work flow through manufacturing processes
  • Identify & implement relevant technologies to streamline manufacturing work-flow & improve operational efficiency
  • Other responsibilities, as applicable, in support of company objectives

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a dynamic & fast-paced work environment
  • We are open to combinations of previous experience, however should include one or more of the following:
    • Previous equipment engineering experience
    • Previous field service engineer experience
    • Previous operations manager role in contract manufacturing environment
  • Recent 3D CAD modeling AND 2D detailing experience required - SolidWorks preferred
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes including machining, welding, etc. - and ability to design for manufacturability
  • Familiarity with manufacturing operations in a contract manufacturing or job-shop environment
  • Familiarity with pneumatic & hydraulic power systems and common components associated with said systems
  • Basic familiarity with electric circuits, common power distribution & control components

This is a full-time position with salary DOE. Particular emphasis will be placed on operations or manufacturing experience.

Company Description
KL Engineering, Inc. designs, builds & integrates custom manufacturing equipment in support of NPI manufacturing operations across a broad range of industries including: Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Transportation, Energy Storage, Medical Device & Alternative Energy, among others. We are a preferred supplier to many top-tier OEMs & CMs in Silicon Valley and beyond, with a reputation for top-notch service, quality and a commitment to on-time delivery.

KLE's recent projects include:
- Design, fabrication & integration of complex material handling equipment for aerospace ground support
- Design, fabrication & integration of semi-automated assembly equipment for NPI consumer electronics line build-out
- Design, fabrication & integration of semi-automated assembly equipment for NPI medical device manufacturing development line
- Design, fabrication & integration of large power distribution & control cabinets for vacuum deposition process control
- Design, fabrication & integration of automated cycle-test equipment for HALT testing purposes
- Design, fabrication & integration of ruggedized power & communications equipment for remote terrestrial aerospace ground testing.
- Design & fabrication of complex plate / structural steel weldments for automotive structure test platform.
- Fabrication of complex prepreg composite structures (fiberglass + carbon) for military applications.

In support of KLE's design / build projects, we perform most fabrication & manufacturing tasks in-house - including CNC machining, waterjet cutting, welding, control panel build, etc. We currently have other openings available for manufacturing positions - contact us for details.

Santa Clara, CA


Wed, 5 Jul 2017 17:59:21 PDT