Opto-Mechanical Prototype Engineer

Fresh Consulting is a design-led, software development and hardware engineering company, offering end-to-end digital services to help companies innovate.  We bring together amazing UX designers, sophisticated developers, digital strategists, and top-notch engineers to help companies create fresh experiences that connect humans, systems, and machines. 

Opto-ME Prototype Engineer 
Menlo Park, CA

The candidate:
– Experienced and highly self-motivated Optical Prototype Engineer.
– As an Optical Prototype Engineer, you will work closely with Optical Product Design Engineers and Optical Engineers to develop functional concept prototypes and optical/mechanical sub-systems. 
– You must demonstrate an understanding of technical skills and knowledge in a variety of prototyping processes at a consistent high-level of robustness and speed. 
– This position requires strong conceptual development and the proficient use of various manufacturing processes and their correct implementation within the prototype path. 
– You must be able to work independently, have a high attention to detail, be customer oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills. 
– You also need to have good working knowledge and ability to take working files or conceptual ideas and develop them through to completion. 
– You are well organized and have strong communication skills. 
– The team is responsible for technology development and maturation, component design, novel manufacturing processes and metrology development, and system integration of display and optics.

Role:
– Use your fabrication and assembly experiences to support delivering optics test vehicles. 
– Create prototypes of concepts and test jigs for optical evaluation, presentation and technology studies.
– Own engineering activities for a major assembly or entire test vehicle throughout the development cycle, from definition and creation, through design, prototype, and implementation.
– Review requirements with the engineers groups, proactively identify issues, and suggest solutions.
– Participate in all aspects of the design, prototyping, integration, and productization process. 
– Work closely with Optical Product Design Engineers, Optical Engineers to identify, define, develop, test, and deploy state of the art optics prototype. 

Skills:
– 3+ years of experience in 3D modeling in Solidworks, ProE or NX (NX preferred)
– Hands-on experience and knowledge of the full spectrum of the prototype development process, such as: 3D printing, CNC machining, molding, casting, functional prototypes, electrical integration, finishes at a production-level appearance
– Experience in working with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Design, Research, etc
– Experience of understanding technical and engineering designs
– Experience of devising and constructing tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures, or modify existing tools and equipment to achieve desired outcome
– Strong analytical, time management and organizational skills   
– Excellent interpersonal skills to work across teams.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
– Logical and creative thinking.
– Energy and drive to work in a startup environment.

Education: BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 4+ years of experience; or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related technical discipline with 2+ years of experience.

We’re a handpicked team of Engineers, digital strategist, designers, and developers united together in creating a fresh experience. Whether we are strategizing, designing, developing, or analyzing, our integrated team works as an extension of yours to improve your impact, your usability, and your customer conversion. In the process, we collaborate with you to get to know your business, understand your industry, and incorporate your big ideas into memorable experiences that keep your customers coming back for more.

Benefits- Employee benefits at 100% including PTO, holiday pay, 401K Plan and much more!

Fresh Consulting is a participating E-Verify company.

Why Fresh?

At Fresh, we value creating a work environment with a strong team culture, vibrant creativity, and a constant drive to challenge ourselves to grow, develop new solutions, and generate novel ideas.

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