Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description

Kinestral Technologies is seeking an exceptional Senior Mechanical Engineer to design or specify, prototype, test, and document automation and metrology equipment in the production of our innovative energy-efficient building products. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced, start-up environment with a top-notch team of scientists and engineers. This full-time position will be located in Hayward, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the engineering efforts to design, specify, and document automation and metrology equipment upgrades to newly constructed Kinestral production facility in Taiwan and pilot production line located in Hayward, CA:
    • Typical systems include automated handling of large, thin sheets of glass through various stages of the Kinestral product manufacturing process.
    • Metrology system design or specification for SPC of the production process.
    • Test fixtures and assemblies for product validation testing
  • ¬†Mechanical design and analysis using SolidWorks CAD software
  • Create bills of materials and manufacturing documentation using Arena PLM software
  • Create and maintain all forms of engineering documentation
  • Assist with assembly, testing, and debugging of prototype and production systems
  • Interface with Taiwan manufacturing organization to specify and/or design new equipment on the production line.
  • Manage projects through all stages from specification to validation
  • Occasional international travel to support Kinestral factory and vendor qualifications.

Skills and Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in the design and development of automated capital equipment including:
    • Robotic and/or conveyor systems
    • Servo, pneumatic, fluid, thermal, and data acquisition systems
    • Electronics cabinet design
    • Cable and interconnect design
    • Machine safety
  • 5+ years of experience using SolidWorks and 2D CAD (e.g.; AutoCAD) for product and system design and layout
  • 3+ years of experience using a PLM system (Arena, Agile, or similar) using formal document control procedures
  • Excellent documentation skills, including mechanical drawings, BOMs, Test Plans, Test Reports, and Schematics

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Project leadership and/or experience directing third-party design efforts
  • Experience with design for cleanroom environments
  • Experience with the automated handling of glass


  • Kinestral HR

    Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Full Time
  • Hayward, CA
  • Company Description

    Kinestral Technologies, Inc. is a well-funded early stage technology company developing novel materials, processes and products to enter the energy/building materials market with differentiated dynamic glass products that enable a step change reduction in building energy consumption at a price point that will drive broad market adoption. These building material products address a fast growing demand for energy efficiency while providing enhanced aesthetics, occupant comfort and functionality.

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