Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Technical Lead

PCH International

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 04/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 135 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About PCH International

PCH is a global company founded in 1996. We provide a unique, intelligent, end-to-end product development and supply chain orchestration platform for the world’s best brands. Our customers are passionate about their design, their brand, and the consumer experience, and they utilize a variety of market channels, including direct-to-consumer, direct-to-retail, and eCommerce sites. PCH is set up internationally to provide the best value-added services to our customers.

Job Description

What sets PCH apart is our people. We celebrate and value the unique voice each person brings to PCH. We are committed to strengthening our teams by creating opportunity and developing careers with people of different backgrounds, including race, religion, culture, ability, identity, orientation, gender, age, experience, perspective and more. Be you and be part of our team.
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 and has prior consulting or customer-facing experience.

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, postponement 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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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.