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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Mechanical Design Engineer in Carpinteria, California

Sensata Technologies, a global industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, recently completed the acquisition of GIGAVAC, LLC, the leader in designing, developing and manufacturing high-performance hermetically sealed electro-mechanical DC Power Switching Technology. Now, Sensata and GIGAVAC are working Smarter Together to expand electrification-driven content and capabilities across multiple end markets.

Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency, emissions and comfort for millions of people every day in transportation, appliance, aircraft and industrial applications. We are a rapidly growing company with more than $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including over 300 people in our Carpinteria, CA office.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

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Job Description

This role is responsible for leading New Product Development (NPD) - working with local or global engineering teams on product design which satisfy customer specifications. This process includes design, product validation, completing documentation and executing launch items for production.

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  • Complete all related drawings, documentations (including DFMEA) and release in internal systems

  • Leverages engineering fundamentals, SMEs and org to make sound decisions on complex technical issues

  • Competitive analysis (benchmarking patent research, cost estimates etc.)

  • Strongly influence design for manufacturability

  • Detailed understanding of market and implications for business

  • Proactively challenge and drives the organization to deliver improved quality and performance related to engineering design

  • Product Strategy participant and driver

  • Maintain product documentation (drawings and specifications) and lessons learned

  • Direct interaction with customers to solicit product specifications requirements, schedule expectations and budget

  • Corrosion research and welding characterization

  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles, materials, mechanics, fluid, thermo and heat transfer

  • Advanced knowledge of basic electrical circuits, microelectronic assembly, statistical methods, process control fundamentals and product test processes

  • Familiarity with manufacturing methods welding, brazing, soldering, adhesive bonding, machining, stamping, molding and forming

  • Basic knowledge of a core manufacturing processes (Calibration, Final Function Transfer (FFT), leak testing, welding/soldering, adhesive and gel dispensing)

  • Strong presentation skills - Ability to clearly present design concepts to customers, managers and peers verbally and using formal presentations

  • Present status reports during Design Reviews to senior leaders which highlight content of design, gaps, next steps and areas for discussion

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 3-5 years experience, Master's preferred

  • Travel: 10-25%

  • Expertise in mechanical design using Solidworks 3D CAD

  • Oracle Agile PLM

  • Strong understanding of design tools such as Matlab and Minitab

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with superiors, peers, suppliers and customers

  • Awareness of Design To Cost and Design for Manufacturability

  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work to targets

  • Client focus understanding and meeting clients’ needs

  • Problem solving and judgement ability to assess options and implications in order to identify a solution

  • Ability to offer innovative solutions adapting to change, leading the change process

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact benefits@sensata.com .

NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.

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We are ready for the next century.

Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus at https://www.sensata.com/about#future

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.View The EEO is the Law poster at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm and its supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm .Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters at https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact benefits@sensata.com .
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