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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Vector Atomic
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

About Vector Atomic Vector Atomic is building quantum devices for applications including GPS-free navigation and timing, geophysical exploration, and telecommunications. We are focused on delivering near-term products that take advantage of the exquisite properties of quantum systems. Our devices are designed with the form, fit, function, and cost for the real world. Our rapidly growing team of 40 plus brings an innovative but practical approach to developing quantum devices. If you'd like to work on transformational technologies in a dynamic, team-oriented environment, come join our team! Position Summary We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer interested in developing the next generation of quantum technology. In this hands-on role, you will design opto-mechanical and vacuum systems central to fielding quantum sensors. Ideal candidates are strong individual contributors that take ownership of their tasks while supporting overall team goals. Requirements What You'll Do + Work with a cross-functional team of physicists and engineers on mechanical designs from concept to implementation. + Plan, design, and develop hardware components and assemblies for existing and new products. + Design and integrate compact optical mounts, laser packaging, electromechanical assemblies, bonded optical assemblies, and fiber optics mounts. + Design and assemble ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) components, welded assemblies, and window flanges. + Design optomechanical fixturing for component testing and manufacturing. + Generate drawings; quotation and procurement of components. + Build, test, report, and document custom parts. What We're Looking For + Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field plus 3 years of relevant experience. + US citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card) required by US export control laws. + Must be comfortable working in a laboratory environment. + Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and collaborators, both written and verbal. + Excellent attention to detail. Required Expertise + Transitioning prototype instruments to small-scale production. + 3+ years of CAD design (post graduate), specifically SolidWorks. + Experience with DFM, DFA, and manufacturing processes. + Understanding of material properties (e.g. thermal, mechanical, magnetic, etc.). + Basic understanding of GD&T and tolerance analysis. + Proficient in 2D drafting of mechanical drawings, specifically ANSI Y14.5. + Familiarity with basic mechanical and machine tools. Nice-to-have Expertise + Experience with Solidworks PDM. + Understanding of FEA, specifically thermal and vibration. + Laser and photonic packaging and assembly. + Design of optomechanics, vacuum systems, lasers, or related areas. + System integration. Benefits At Vector Atomic we value teamwork, open and honest discourse, and work-life balance. We are an employee-owned company with competitive compensation and benefits including: + Platinum-level family health coverage (medical, dental, vision) + Health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) + Employer 401(k) contributions + 20 days of paid time off & 10 paid holidays + Paid parental leave + Stock ownership plan + Fully stocked kitchen Pay Range We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, performance bonus, benefits, and equity. The pay range for this position is $85,000 to $135,000 including annual bonus. It's atypical to be hired at the top end of this range for the role, as actual pay is based on several factors, including job-related knowledge, skills, and experience level. Vector Atomic is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law. Vector Atomic does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team.

Keywords: Vector Atomic, Pleasanton , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Pleasanton, California

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