Mechanical Engineer

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Mechanical Engineer


Mechanical Engineer
Austin, TX
Job Description

Our company has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer in Austin, TX. In this position, you would be a key part of the Engineering development team, developing innovative mechanical designs for LED based lighting systems.
You will have the opportunity to join a dynamic group—learning from experiences and from one another; we are always seeking to discover new technologies, design techniques, materials technology, and aesthetic design. The products and systems you develop are destined for use in the most cutting edge residential and commercial environments.
Our engineers contribute to all phases of the product life cycle from initial concept and prototype to supporting production. The broad scope of opportunities at Ketra allow the curious and hard-working to succeed. We are looking for candidates that have a commitment to learning and developing their own skill set. Ideal candidates are positive self-starters that are open to sharing ideas to contribute to the improvement of the entire team.


BS in Mechanical Engineering, with at least a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent)
3-5 years of work experience in the field of mechanical product design
Thorough knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals (beam bending, static analysis, material properties, heat transfer, etc.)
Familiarity and hands-on experience with various part manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, die casting, aluminum extrusion, and sheet metal fabrication.
Proficiency with Creo or similar parametric CAD software
Excellent communication skills with all departments and disciplines
Skillful at solving problems with enthusiasm and creativity
Willingness to travel 10% of the time, sometimes with little or no notice
Our company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic work environment. We also offer continued growth through increased job responsibilities.


Design component and assembly concepts and identify cost reduction and product improvement opportunities
Design and develop small tools and fixtures
Create 3D models of new mechanical components and assemblies
Complete mechanical engineering analyses of components and assemblies: FEA, Tolerance Analysis, DFM, FMEA
Finite Element Analysis of complex assemblies and loading conditions
Work with other engineers to ensure that thorough engineering analyses have been completed and risks to cost, quality and delivery have been identified.
Source prototype components using our 3D printers, internal and external machine shops, and nearby vendors, and drive rapid iteration and convergence of designs
Assemble functional and aesthetically accurate prototypes for review with senior management
Conduct effective design reviews to share your work and gather feedback for alternatives and improvements
Rapidly iterate through the design process to arrive at a solution that meets cost, quality and delivery objectives while meeting key product specifications
Work closely with our purchasing team and vendors to source and qualify production tooling
Collaborate with team members in our manufacturing facilities to introduce new products/components
Troubleshoot manufacturing and customer issues
Assure a high standard of quality in your own work and in the work of others on your team via good design principles, process improvements, safety, aesthetics, smart testing and review practices


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