Senior Mechanical Engineer

Liquid Robotics

Liquid Robotics

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Description

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Overview of Role:
Liquid Robotics is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team in the development of autonomous ocean robots and the associated hardware and accessories. As part of our small but highly-motivated team, you will participate in mechanical engineering design activities and will work with cross functional teams to deliver world-changing products. The successful candidate will bring significant mechanical design, project management, and product life-cycle experience to the role. This role reports directly to our Hardware Engineering Manager and is based in Herndon, Virginia.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with entire organization to establish, maintain, encourage, and enforce common design practices, standards, and policies in the Mechanical Design and Analysis discipline
  • Interface with counterparts in systems, electrical, software, and operations groups to insure alignment on new and current project deliverables
  • Provide oversight for change control and escalation processes
  • Support the creation of hardware specifications based on user requirements
  • Develop relevant prototypes to support early validation of product architectures and design solutions.
  • Participate in concept and design reviews
  • Review and approve designs and drawings against: general standards, design requirements, geometric tolerances, drafting practices and the applicable manufacturing process
  • Support methodical root cause analysis and resolve non-compliance in part performance
  • Maintain and improve Mechanical Engineering tools, design processes, and methodologies
  • Support the capital procurement process by recommending tools, equipment, and facilities, needed to support the organization
  • Provide technical support for the production and operations teams.
Desired Experience:
  • 5+ years mechanical design experience, preferably in marine systems or the defense industry
  • 10+ years professional work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master’s degree is a plus
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Proven ability to manage a wide range of concurrent projects and tasks
  • Proven presentation and communication skills across all levels of an organization including senior management
  • Proficient user of 3-D CAD, particularly Solidworks, and PDM tools to manage design databases
  • Experience in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) with focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software.
  • Familiarity with PLM and other product life-cycle tools such as Arena, JIRA, and Confluence
  • Ability to manage creative and cost effective electro-mechanical designs and systems (motors, controls, sensors, robotics)
  • Experience designing for varied manufacturing and assembly processes such as composite materials construction, CNC machining, injection molding, cable over-molding, and sheet metal fabrication
  • Experience designing with materials such as stainless steel, titanium, acetal, and fiberglass.
  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 and ISO standards, GD&T and accepted drafting practices
  • Willingness to travel to test sites when needed, up to 15%
Liquid Robotics designs and manufactures Wave Gliders®, the world’s first wave and solar powered autonomous ocean robots. With partners, they address challenges facing defense, Oil & Gas, commercial and science customers by making ocean data collections and communications easier safer and in real-time. Liquid Robotics was acquired by Boeing in December of 2016 and operates as an independent non-integrated subsidiary.

For more info, please visit www.liquid-robotics.com
Liquid Robotics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.