Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

| Greater LA Area

THE PURPOSE:
The Electromagnetic Systems division is responsible for the design and development of the Hyperloop Propulsion Motor, Levitation, and Guidance Systems. These systems are all electromechanical in nature and are designed by a highly cross-functional team of exceptional engineers in the areas of Electromagnetics, Mechanical Design, Heat Transfer, Materials Science, Testing, Controls and Embedded Systems, and Electrical System Modeling. We are seeking candidates with broad skillsets and various levels of experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work on one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth, from right here at our Los Angeles facility.
THE ROLE:
The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for:

• Full ownership of the mechanical design of complex sub-systems (including prop, lev and guidance sub-systems), throughout the entire product development cycle
• Working with internal teams to facilitate integration of subsystems with the vehicle as well as working with the manufacturing team to ensure the product is designed with production in mind
• Collaborating with management and technical leads to Interpret program requirements and distill into mechanical design requirements.
• Spearheading team guidelines, processes and best practices to ensure consistent, high-quality mechanical engineering design in all products.
• Creating and maintaining CAD models of components, assemblies and corresponding engineering drawings for the propulsion and levitation systems in Unigraphics NX.
• Analysis and verification of preliminary and detailed design with the use of hand calculations and FEA
• Interpreting system, subsystem, environmental and operational requirements to create and maintain functional tolerance stack-ups to ensure manufacturability and that requirements are met.
• Define the scope of component or subscale tests and deliver on the build of required mechanical components to mitigate design risks
• Working with internal teams and external vendors to ensure timely completion of functional hardware


THE CANDIDATE:
The candidate must have product engineering experience in mechanical design. The candidate must be able to develop simple, cost-effective, manufacturable design solutions to complex problems and thrive in a team environment. In addition, the candidate must possess the following characteristics:
• Team oriented: you are comfortable and energized by working in a team with a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets. You welcome constructive feedback and different perspectives. You desire to truly understand the goals and needs of your teammates.
• Dynamic and creative: you thrive in a fast-paced environment where several interdependent technologies are being developed simultaneously. You welcome the challenge of generating ideas and performing analysis based on inputs and requirements that are subject to change.
• Ability to learn quickly, make decisions, and effectively lead tasks and meet challenging deadlines
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to understand and interpret a variety of abstract and concrete variables and provide solutions to difficult problems


MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Substantial demonstrated experience fully owning the detailed mechanical design of complex systems that require complex tolerancing to ensure fit, assembly and performance from concept to production.
• Significant demonstrated experience designing parts and assemblies for a variety of manufacturing and fabrication methods
• Demonstrated experience designing parts for high volume production
• Expert level proficiency in utilizing engineering principles to design complex systems
• Ability to perform hand calculations on the fly, including sizing bolts, connections and other structural members
• Expert level proficiency in standard drafting practices and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
• Expert level proficiency in Siemens Unigraphics NX 6 or higher (or similar CAD software)
• Proficiency in ANSYS Workbench (or similar FEA software)
• Expert level knowledge of mechanics of materials
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
• B.S, M.S. or Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
• Hands on fabrication experience including general machine shop tools such as mills, lathes, etc.
• Experience with material and structural testing, including random vibration and fatigue.
• Experience identifying and utilizing applicable industry safety standards
• Experience with mechanical design of electric motors, electromechanical components and cooling systems
• Experience with electromagnetic coils, laminations, bonding methods

 
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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What projects are you most excited about?

Building hardware for two different and distinct worlds. On one hand there's manufacturing complexities of building the pod, which is an entirely new class of passenger and cargo vehicle packed full of high-tech hardware. On the other, there's the manufacturing challenge of building the linear infrastructure. Each is unique and makes work exciting.

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What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Full showers, towels and lockers. On-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

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