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Position: Junior Mechanical Engineer
Company: V&H
Location: Santa Fe Springs CA US

Vance & Hines, American Manufacturer of aftermarket motorcycle performance parts, is hiring a Junior Mechanical Engineer to work in our Santa Fe Springs, CA office. We are a fast paced and rapidly expanding company seeking those that thrive while working in a busy, fun, hardworking environment.

At Vance & Hines, we have set the standard in exhaust system technology and have done it with quality employees. Many in our growing team have worked with us for over 15 years. Our employees continue to push the envelopes in the endless pursuit of excellence. With strict attention to detail, superior engineering and a meticulous focus on quality, it is no wonder Vance & Hines remains a cut above the rest.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for project drawings, development and layout, coordination of layouts and drawings with other disciplines. The position also requires heavy interface with testing department for the release on emission compliant systems. Responsibilities also include supervising and mentoring supporting engineers, designers and drafters as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management of product from initial design concept to production release
  • Interface with testing, develop test procedures, and document test results
  • Develop CAD models/drawings of final components
  • Drawing verification
  • Reverse engineering/part digitizing
  • Assist in the design of support tooling and fixtures
  • Primary contact for production related issues
  • Track and record projects
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations
  • Efficiently and effectively manage time
  • Interphase with vendors
  • Instruct R&D Technicians during prototype development

Position Requirements

Essential (Must Have):

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Computer operating systems, Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Minimum of 4 years using SolidWorks
  • Strong interest in working in fast paced environments
  • Adobe publishing software (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Ability to communicate in an understandable, polite and professional manner
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, reach and move about the facility
  • Must have the ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Must have the ability to function as part of a team
  • Must have the ability to listen to and follow written and verbal instruction
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with Team Members and Supervisors

Desirable:

  • Interest in Automotive / Motorsports Industry
  • Previous experience with Emission compliant systems
  • Previous experience in new product development and manufacturing
  • Experience with FARO scanning
  • Understanding of Bill of Materials using Syspro
  • Understanding of CNC, lathe and mill operations
  • TIG and MIG welding experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • Mechanical Engineering: 1 year

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