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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Velo3D
Location: California City
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing-also known as additive manufacturing (AM)-has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are built. However, legacy metal AM has been greatly limited in its capabilities since its invention almost 30 years ago. This has prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful parts, restricting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable.

Velo3D has overcome these limitations so engineers can design and print the parts they want. The company's solution unlocks a wide breadth of design freedom and enables customers in space exploration, aviation, power generation, energy, and semiconductor to innovate the future in their respective industries. Using Velo3D, these customers can now build mission-critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture. The end-to-end solution includes the Flow--- print preparation software, the Sapphire - family of printers, and the Assure--- quality control system-all of which are powered by Velo3D's Intelligent Fusion - manufacturing process. The company delivered its first Sapphire - system in 2018 and has been a strategic partner to innovators such as SpaceX, Honeywell, Honda, Chromalloy, and Lam Research. Velo3D has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2021. For more information, please visit, or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Velo, Velo3D, Sapphire and Intelligent Fusion are registered trademarks of Velo3D, Inc. Without Compromise, Flow and Assure are trademarks of Velo3D, Inc.

Position Overview:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer researches, develops, designs, tests, evaluates, and documents mechanical components, subassemblies, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of mechanical engineering. This position is responsible to work independently and as a member of a team supporting the development of capital equipment.

Essential Functions:

--- Research, develop, and design mechanical and electromechanical and/or pneumatic prototypes, systems and subsystems for capital equipment (involving stepper or servo motors, pneumatic pumps, valves, etc...)

--- Perform tolerance analysis of designs at the system and subsystem level

--- Conduct system level integration and validation of designs (testing and troubleshooting)

--- Plan and perform tests to analyze the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems

--- Continuous improvement related to enhancing system performance, reliability and manufacturability

--- Drive full documentation of design including BOM, drawings and procedures

--- Oversee and coordinate activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems.

--- Manage small to mid-sized projects from concept to production.

--- Collaborate in a team environment working with Hardware, Software and Process.

--- Participates in team and other assigned meetings


Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in mechanical engineering or a related field or higher



--- 5+ years of experience in Mechanical Systems Design and Development

--- 5+ years of CAD experience (Solidworks)

--- 5 years' experience designing manufacturing systems for semiconductor, machining, automation, materials processing, or other related industrial capital equipment applications (Additive Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Solar, Robotics, CNC, or Biomedical Manufacturing Equipment Design Engineering experience)


--- Metal additive manufacturing experience a plus but not required

--- Experience with risk analysis methods such as FMEA

Other Requirements:

--- Systems level thinker with experience working on complex mechanical systems

--- High level of commitment to contribute to a positive, high-paced and results-oriented work environment

--- Willing and able to work "Hands-on" to build, integrate and test newly developed systems and/or subsystems

--- Good experience in CAD design including GD&T, FEA and quality detail drawing documentation.

--- Self-driven and independent thinking. Ability to work independently.

--- Strong desire to work for an early stage startup company on disruptive technologies and make it a success.

--- Strong written and oral communication skills.

Please note: This is a US based role, and we will not be relocating from outside the US.

Velo3D provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to, and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on, race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Velo3D, Lancaster , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , California City, California

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