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Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Cepton
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

CEPTON is seeking a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer to design and validate mechanical subsystems and overall packaging for LiDAR product development. This candidate will work with taking new concepts to high-volume manufacturing in automotive and non-automotive industries. Responsibilities

  • Mechanical infrastructure, detailed design, solid model, and drawings for mechanical subsystems and product packaging.
  • Comprehensive and in-depth FEA analysis for strain, vibrational modes, thermal and modal analysis.
  • Mechanical and optical system tolerancing analysis to meet the required precision down to sub 10-micron level.
  • Develop mechanical tooling, jig and fixtures to assist Mfg alignment and assembling processes.
  • Establish mechanical subsystem build and qualification process, and release reliable process to Mfg.
  • Work w/ Mfg & supplier to support volume production ramp and quality control. -Qualifications
    • Masters or Ph.D. and 10+ years of working experience.
    • 8+ years experience with CAD package, preferably SolidWorks.
    • Strong experience with GD&T and creating tolerance stack ups.
    • Strong expertise with FEA theory and analysis. -
    • 8+ years' experience with FEA analysis tools in development of advanced mechanical systems. Ansys experience required
    • Solid knowledge of material characteristics and properties.
    • Vibration analysis and mitigation techniques is required
    • Experience with audible noise mitigation & methods to reduce audible noise (acoustics) required
    • Hands on experience with machining & familiar with working in a machine shop.
    • Good knowledge and experience w/ typical surface finishing, coating, anodization, and plating.
    • Strong hands-on skillset with assembling, testing and troubleshooting mechanical systems, including, but not limited to, those w/ high precision and micro-structures.
    • Good experience working with machine shops, vendors and design houses for new product prototyping as well as ramping up volume production.
    • Programming ability is a big plus (e.g.: Python, Matlab, C, C++, or comparable programming language preferred).
    • Familiar with developing tests for improving designs utilizing accelerometers and metrology tool is preferred.
    • Work effectively as a team player with other functional team members.
    • Reliable and independent work style, highly accountable and responsible for the outputs, and working well under pressure and at fast pace.Package
      • Competitive compensation package, including RSUs and annual bonus
      • Comprehensive employee benefits program, including medical, dental, vision & more
      • Paid holidays and time off
      • Performance-based Spot Bonus
      • 401K & Flexible Spending AccountsCEPTON Technologies is an Equal Opportunity EmployerWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do notdiscriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status,or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protectedclass.About CEPTON Technologies ( is a Silicon Valley innovator of lidar-based solutions for -automotive -(ADAS/AV), -smart cities, -smart spaces, -and smart industrial applications. With its patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT -), Cepton aims to take lidar mainstream and achieve its vision of safe and autonomous transportation for everyone.Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans with decades of collective experience across a wide range of advanced lidar and imaging technologies, Cepton is focused on the mass market commercialization of high performance, high quality lidar solutions. Cepton is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has a center of excellence facility in Troy, MI to provide local support to the OEM and Tier 1-studded Metro Detroit area. Cepton also has a presence in Germany, Canada, Japan, India and China to serve a fast-growing global customer base.

Keywords: Cepton, San Jose , Staff Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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