February 28th, 2016

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Join a growing San Francisco engineering consultancy and bring class-leading products to life.

Alloy Product Development is focused on the mechanical engineering of consumer electronics, household goods, professional equipment, and medical devices. We’re a diverse group of 20+ tinkerers, bikers, foodies, dog lovers, diaper changers, and car nuts who love to make beautiful objects that work flawlessly. We take pride in our work, strive to constantly redefine our professional skills, and help our clients achieve their goals.

As a senior ME at Alloy, you will:
o Apply your engineering expertise and tenacity to drive projects from concept to production. 
o Face challenging engineering problems and solve them with clever, elegant and robust solutions.
o Perform detailed mechanical analyses of structures, enclosures, mechanisms and assemblies.
o Design, assemble and debug functional prototypes to test and demonstrate your designs. 
o Collaborate directly with clients, ID firms, prototype shops and manufacturers.
o Streamline final production designs using your broad knowledge of manufacturing processes.
o Document and communicate your designs to ensure accurate implementation.
o Lead a team of up to 6 mechanical engineers, to deliver their best work every day.
o Grow and develop your skills in a fast-paced learning environment.

In this role, success means:
o Clients are impressed with both the pace of your results and quality of deliverables. 
o You and your team are focused & productive, thanks to your leadership, attitude, and commitment to excellence. 
o Communications with clients, manufacturers, ID firms, and coworkers are clear, concise, and timely. 
o Final products further Alloy’s reputation as a top-tier engineering firm.

Qualifications:
– University degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
– 5+ years relevant work experience including leading small teams
– Fluency in ProE/Creo (Wildfire 4.0+) including top down design methods (master models) and surfacing
– Strong analysis skills including FEA (ANSYS or Mechanica preferred) and statistical tolerance analysis
– Experience with full 2D documentation including familiarity with GD&T
– Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes (molding, die casting, sheet metal, extrusions, finishes, etc.)
– Able to travel to Asia occasionally to work with clients and manufacturing vendors
– Strong skills in designing and analyzing structures, enclosures, mechanisms and assemblies for production
– Experience with various prototyping processes and hands-on skills with assembling and debugging prototypes
– Critical qualities include attention to detail, professional demeanor, creativity, efficiency, and enthusiasm
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bonus skills include:
– Experience with other CAD packages such as SolidWorks or Unigraphics NX
– Mechatronics/robotics
– Prior consulting experience
– Machine shop experience

Compensation: Competitive salary, insurance benefits, 401K, bonus, profit-sharing

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a portfolio of projects (may include CAD images, drawings, photos of prototypes, and engineering analyses) to resumes@alloypd.com. Alloy accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Alloy is an equal opportunity employer. Domestic applicants only. No recruiters.