Looking to leverage your knowledge and experience in machine design, automation, robotics, process equipment design? Do you have the desire to be part of a talented, motivated and innovative team in a company with a culture that supports great work, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration? Then you need to join the V-TEK team as a member of our expanding Engineering Team! Our mission is superior service, technical support, customer satisfaction and quality.
Location: Mankato, MN or Napa, CA Reports to: Director of Engineering Number of Direct Reports: 0
Position Summary: The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and testing precision automated test, inspect, and packaging machines used globally for small to micro-sized parts; including electronic wafers/dies, semi-conductors, micro-moldings, and micro-stampings. Analyzing and meeting the needs of customers; creating systems, and sub-systems to meet and exceed customer specifications and global certification requirements is imperative.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)
Design new or redesign existing products including specification review, development program timelines and reports, design reviews, documentation packages, pre-production builds and transfer to production on various automated and semi-automated machines. Develop and validate modular, well-documented designs required to implement the same.
Integrate various sub-systems such as high definition vision inspection, ink or laser marking, robotic path motions and electrical testers to develop a single cohesive solution.
Test and modify existing systems, identify, understand and troubleshoot operational and functional issues providing resolution in a timely manner.
Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases. Generate detailed specifications, functional requirements, test plans, protocols, and procedures.
Interpret requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.
Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design.
Define equipment and components from external suppliers in collaboration with purchasing team.
Support manufacture, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and robotic integration assisting with equipment power up, testing, and debugging of equipment.
Assist with controls engineering and field service support, traveling to customer sites as needed, working with all levels of customer personnel, training internal and external customers on using and maintaining systems.
Investigate ways to reduce equipment costs and/or enhance equipment performance using value engineering concepts.
Collaborate with all departments to continually improve and update systems and design process improvements.
Attend trade shows and customer-site visits as scheduled, learn and support new products and technologies
Minimum 4-year bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent from an accredited university
Minimum 5 years of experience in an industrial motion control and systems environment; preferably in the semiconductor industry
Experience in process control and automation with exposure to robotics and vision guided systems controls
Strong mechanical design and manufacturing fundamentals
Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills and ability to visualize a process or system from concept to development
Results-oriented and innovative with excellent organization skills, attention to detail and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with deadlines
Self –directed with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Proactive communication skills across a variety of mediums in a collaborative manner across multiple office locations including situations where work is fast-paced and deadline-oriented
Proficiency in standard software applications including MS Office, project management software and web-based meetings/communication software
Design experience using Dassault Systémes SolidWorks®
Compliance experience with CE, SEMI, and other standards organizations is desirable, but not necessary
Physical & Travel Requirements
Ability to work in both office and manufacturing environments
Ability to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
V-TEK Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
This position is located in Napa, CA or Mankato, MN
ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITH COMPLETE SUMBISSIONS WILL BE REVIEWED
To Apply: Submit your current resume, salary requirements and cover letter answering the following questions
-Describe yourself in three words
-Define in detail your most challenging project thus far
-What has been your most significant professional accomplishment up to this point
-What makes you the best candidate for this position
About V-TEK, Inc.
WHO WE ARE: V-TEK, Inc. through its V-TEK International and Royce Instruments product lines is a leading manufacturer of precision packaging, inspection and bond testing equipment for the electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical, micro-molding and micro-stamping industries. For over 30 years V-TEK has been a major provider of precision packaging services, supplies and rework/inspection. With a high performing, dedicated and innovative team V-TEK is known globally for its superior service, technical support, customer satisfaction and quality, with locations in Minnesota, California and Mexico.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN: Customer Commitment Quality Innovation Collaboration Fun Accountability Growth Fun at work! Fun at work is all about just what you think it would be about, having fun at work! Making work fun not only relieves stress, but also helps in strengthen relationships, building trust and ultimately building better teams. Happy employees make happy customers and happy customers drive growth! How do we have fun at work? Here is a little sneak peak: Employee lunches Annual company picnic Holiday themed events Mont...hly contests Outings to sporting events Community volunteer events Annual manager challenge Career Growth!
V-TEK is committed to supporting the development of high performing teams through continuous learning. We offer a variety of learning and development programs that will empower you to achieve your personal and professional goals! Social Responsibility! V-TEK has always believed in the importance of "giving where we're living", whether through corporate donations, company fundraising events or encouraging volunteerism, V-TEK has been proud to contribute to the communities where we work and live.
WHY WORK WITH US: Our company cannot thrive without great people who like to work hard, have fun, enjoy a collaborative atmosphere, grow and develop with us! We pride ourselves on developing the next generation of leaders and helping everyone develop their career and life goals. V-TEK is not just a company but a team, family and a mix of unique individuals that enjoy what we do! At V-TEK employees are family and one of the ways that we protect our family is through an outstanding benefits and rewards program. We provide our employees and their families with programs and services that protect them against financial loss from illness and injury and help them save for the future. We offer opportunities for career development and a work life balance to ensure they achieve and maintain personal and professional success. V-TEK offers a full benefit package including: comprehensive medical plans for individuals and families, dental, vision, life insurance, disability coverage, HSA(Health Savings Account), 401k, identity theft and legal protection, Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EAP), tuition reimbursement, continuing education programs, community volunteering opportunities, career development programs and a GENEROUS PTO Plan that will blow your socks off!