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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Mechanical Design Engineer- Mechanization in GIGAVAC 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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Mechanical Design Engineer Mechanization

The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for leading full cycle of new automation equipment and tool design to support our rapidly expanding electromechanical production lines. This process includes design, product validation, completing documentation and executing launch items for production. Complete all related drawings, documentations (including DFMEA/PFMEA) and release in internal systems. This position will be working with local and global engineering teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Use mechanical engineering and lean principles to design simple assembly tools and complex automated machines

  • Interact with internal customers to solicit product specifications requirements, schedule expectations and budget

  • Team with vendors to procure components according to program schedules and budget

  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineering to plan introduction and validate new equipment

  • Work with manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, project management, controls engineering and production personnel to integrate tools and equipment on new and existing production lines.

  • Maintain design documentation (drawings and specifications) and lessons learned. Use engineering change management system to implement improvements and track changes.

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

  • Strongly influence design for manufacturability

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

Required Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and 4-6 years of experience or a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering graduate degree and 2-4 years of experience or a combination of equivalent and relevant education and experience

  • Expertise in mechanical design using Solidworks 3D CAD

  • Oracle Agile PLM

  • Lean methodology

  • Familiarity with manufacturing methods welding, brazing, soldering, adhesive dispensing and bonding, machining, stamping, molding and forming, precision assembly, leak testing, electrical functional testing

  • Basic understanding of PLC’s, automated systems, and electrical wiring

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

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

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

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

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

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers.

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 .

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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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