Mechanical Engineer

89 North

Location: Williston, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 5 - 10 Years


Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Department: Engineering
Reports To: Vice President
EEO Job Category: Professionals
FLSA: Exempt
Location: On-Site (primarily)
Date: September 2022

Job Summary/Objective:
The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the mechanical aspects of product design, validation, manufacturing support, and sustaining engineering as a member of our interdisciplinary engineering team. The Mechanical Engineer’s responsibilities include addressing the objectives of cost, producibility, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability, as well as ergonomic and cosmetic aspects of product design.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
● Design and document mechanical parts and assemblies including, but not limited to, enclosures, opto-mechanical and thermal sub-systems
● In collaboration with the product development team, develop and implement mechanical solutions to satisfy product and regulatory requirements managing the constraints of space, time, cost, manufacturability, function, and performance
● Contribute to system design aspects and processes of product development
● Build prototypes to support development and design process milestones
● Develop project documentation including specifications, 3D solid models, 2D drawings, plans and presentations to capture and communicate the mechanical design to achieve defined project goals
● Generate and maintain standard mechanical design packages, including detailed mechanical drawings for part fabrication and assemblies; execute 89 North procedures related to design and change control
● Contribute to the development and implementation of efficient and repeatable validation and production test methodologies; collaborate with suppliers and contract manufacturers to define and validate production processes
● Plan, perform, and document design substantiation verification and validation activities, both analytical and empirical
● Identify and document standard repair work instructions, as well as non-standard deviations; lead mechanical aspects of product service programs
● Interface with contract manufacturers and suppliers to support RFI/RFQ processes, resolution of issues, and opportunities for improvement
● Research components and technologies, perform trade studies to identify best solutions
● Drive continual improvement of the mechanical design process: maximize capabilities of available tools, implement and maintain best practices
● Participate in or lead (as assigned) corrective and preventive action processes, non-conformance mitigations, change review board activities, and continual improvement projects
● Stay abreast of relevant industry and technology advancements; attend training to stay current with design techniques and CAD tool advancements

Secondary Responsibilities:
● None

Supervisory Responsibilities:
● None

● Planning. Is able to successfully plan and manage projects from conception to completion
● Self-Development. Has a strong commitment to and actively works on continuous self-improvement
● Creativity. Is able to easily make connections resulting in innovative and unique solutions
● Intellectual Horsepower. Is intellectually sharp, capable and agile with the ability to handle concepts and complexity with comfort
● Peer Relationships. Can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise, is seen as a team player and is cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration
● Functional/Technical Skills. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment
● Problem Solving. Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions, is excellent at honest analysis
● Learning on the Fly. Learns quickly when facing new problems, a relentless and versatile learner, enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks

Work Environment:
● 89 North is a fast paced, collaborative, high tech manufacturing environment
● Work is performed in a professional office environment with an average noise level
● This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets
● A portion of duties are performed on production floor which may require personal protective equipment such as eye protection
● Hybrid/remote work allowed with manager approval

Physical Demands:
● Enter data into computer systems and/or produce documents, typically utilizing a computer keyboard
● Close vision for computer work
● Regular, dependable attendance to meet project demands and be available to internal customers
● Ability to communicate with suppliers and vendors via email, phone, and virtual meeting
● Ability to sit and/or stand at workstation for extended periods of time

Additional Job Responsibilities for All Employees-Owners:
● Protect the company by adhering to standards and procedures, participating in safety and security training, being diligent about the handling of company data, and reporting all safety and security concerns.
● Learn and keep yourself informed by asking questions and attending Company meetings, Board meetings, reading corporate emails and communication
● Adopt an entrepreneurial attitude to help ensure the Company’s success; including innovation, customer focus, problem solving, cost containment and commitment to quality
● Adhere to all other responsibilities as defined in the Rights and Responsibilities for All Employee Owners at Chroma Technology found in the Employee Handbook

Required Education, Experience, and Eligibility Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
● Minimum 7 years’ experience in mechanical design
● Experience in an integrated product development environment
● Experience in electronic packaging
● Experience in design of optomechanical subassemblies
● Thorough knowledge and understanding of materials and fabrication processes
● Proficiency with SolidWorks
● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, customers, and suppliers
● Prospective and/or new employees will be required to comply with Chroma’s COVID vaccination, testing, and face covering requirements. The requirements include proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose before the start of employment and verification of the second dose within 30 days of the start of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to applicable vaccination requirements and must have an approved exemption before the start of their employment. Applicants in need of an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief or disability should contact [email protected]

Preferred Education, Experience, and Eligibility Qualifications:
● 10+ years’ experience in mechanical design
● Optomechanical design expertise
● Experience with PTC Windchill

I understand the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. I am aware that job duties are subject to change, as the organization deems necessary. I understand and accept that these are the responsibilities and requirements of the position and acknowledge I am able to perform the essential functions of this position.

89North is an employee-owned company, a Certified B Corporation, and an equal opportunity employer.

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