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Engineer I - Prototyping and Test

Malibu, CA, USA Req #16
Monday, July 27, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

EDUCATION DESIRED: BS or MS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, material science or related discipline.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: We are looking for highly motivated candidates passionate in owning the design-build-test cycle of first-of-its kind prototypes in the field of smart materials and adaptive structures. You will be a part of a diverse team of scientists and engineers researching new applications of nonlinear dynamics, multiferroic, and multi-functional materials for vibration isolation, sensing, and communication. The ideal candidate has creative problem solving skills, hands-on prototyping experience, and the ability to work effectively on a team and independently. A typical set of tasks for this job include new concept brainstorming, modeling and simulation (CAD, FEA, Matlab), procurement of hardware, interfacing with the machine shop, and electromechanical device assembly, instrumentation and testing. Test activities include operating load frames and electrodynamic shakers and data acquisition verifying the performance of electromechanical devices including measurement of power, temperature, strain, acceleration, and modal response. With more experience, the candidate can grow into roles with more responsibility; including: interfacing with customers, writing patents, journal publications, and proposals, and managing research projects.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: The candidate should have experience as a strongly contributing member of a product development team designing and prototyping electromechanical devices. For recent graduates, experience on COOPS, internships, extracurricular engineering teams, and strong performance on senior capstone engineering courses is preferred. Experience in a university research lab, national lab, or similar organization is also desirable.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: The position requires solid understanding of mechanics theory in addition to practical experience in electromechanical systems. The applicant should have some experience in CAD and FEA. Specific experience in Inventor, Solid Works, Abaqus, COMSOL, Matlab, material characterization are a plus.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Application must be capable of working safely in a laboratory and performing extended analysis at computer workstations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA