Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Technical Lead at PCH International
San Francisco, CA, US
Driving innovation since 1996.
 
PCH is a global company headquartered in Ireland with operations in Shenzhen, China and San Francisco.
 
When PCH was founded 22 years ago we quickly began making waves in China's product development and manufacturing industry as an agile partner helping companies produce at scale premier products more efficiently while keeping quality at the forefront. In 2012, those waves reached the shores of the California Pacific Coast when we opened our 35,000 square foot PCH Innovation Hub in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Our hub brings us closer to Silicon Valley, where we have been supporting many of the region's most recognized global brands and world-class Industrial Design studios for decades.
 
With an impressive customer roster, we are growing our team. We are looking to recruit talented, passionate and driven individuals to our exceptional team in San Francisco. Our Innovation Hub is home to our product design engineering and development team, including mechanical, electrical and firmware engineers, program managers and operational staff. Partnering with our manufacturing and supply chain colleagues in Shenzhen, we work together to guide products from concept to the consumer out-of-box experience.
 
 
Who are we?
 
The PCH team is creative, collaborative and out of the ordinary. We take pride in our work and we have a lot of fun along the way! As an employer, we offer:
 
- An exceptional team environment where we are passionate about our work and value our colleagues
- A commitment to your personal and professional growth
- A healthy work-life balance in a positive, open and inclusive work environment
- Competitive compensation, comprehensive life benefits, and parental leave options
- The opportunity to travel for project exchanges, collaborations and transitions
- Monthly barbecues, regular after-work outings, and engaging in-house activities to foster relationships across disciplines and departments
- Weekly lunches and a well-stocked kitchen to fuel your creative energy
- An in-house state-of-the-art prototyping lab
 
Does this sound like the place for you? Please read through the job description carefully and submit all requested application materials. We have openings at various levels of expertise and invite you to apply to the posting that most closely matches your experience level. We are thrilled to be growing our team and can't wait to meet you! 
 
The Opportunity
 
PCH is looking for sharp, technical and detail-oriented individuals who can lead small mechanical engineering teams in the design and development of high-end consumer products. This person interfaces with client teams on a regular basis and their mechanical design expertise will project and inspire confidence to both clients and internal team members. The ideal candidate will have proven success acting as a technical lead on electro-mechanical consumer product development.

Defining characteristics of the ideal candidate include:

    • Excellent CAD skills in SolidWorks - create and use surfaces, master-models, manage and maintain large assemblies
    • Strong foundation in mechanical analysis - free body diagrams, strength calculations, static and dynamic FEA, multi-part tolerance stack analysis, thermal and fluid analysis
    • Proven experience creating robust mechanical architectures - develop performance specifications and design to them with known factors of safety and minimum BOM cost; produce designs that optimize ID goals without sacrificing mechanical integrity; create solutions that allow for performance tuning in future development phases with minimal impact to ID or cost
    • Expertise in part design - knowledge of plastic and metal materials, insert molding and multiple shots, stiffness and warp management, custom illumination effects, plating/coating/finishing options, stampings, deep-drawings, die-casting, MIM, extrusions, optimizing cosmetic quality, and command of DFM practices
    • Experience integrating CE product technologies - motors, gear-trains, sensors, optical systems, thermal systems, microphones and speakers, fluid valving and sealing strategies, displays, foams, tapes and springs
    • Clear and effective communication skills - convey engineering expertise with clients, external ID partners, in-house engineers, manufacturing partners and project managers; confidently put forth design recommendations to clients based on clear rationale; articulate technical risks and mitigation plans as the lead technical decision-maker on a project
If it can be imagined, it can be made.
 
At PCH, we push past the normal standards of customer satisfaction, engineering and manufacturing ingenuity, and what it means to be a collaborative team.
 
We partner with innovative Fortune 500 companies and startups that are passionate about design, brand, and the consumer experience. We help guide product development through all phases of the product journey -- from concept and design engineering, manufacturing, pack out and fulfillment, to supply chain and inventory management. Hardware development is fast-paced and rewarding. At PCH we are proud to celebrate our successes as a team.
 
If you are an imaginative, thoughtful, and open-minded innovator, we'd love to meet you. 

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