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Ossia Inc Director of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Redmond, Washington

Be on the forefront of a new ground-breaking technology: Cota Real Wireless Power. Spearheaded by a team of highly experienced business leaders and engineers, Ossia offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take one of the most highly anticipated technologies of our time to market. Countless devices across the globe will one day have wireless power, instead of batteries or wires. You will be on the leading edge creating the system for new and clean technology that enables IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Our employees are the key to our success, and we are fortunate to have found some of the best and the brightest. There is not a more inspiring team to work with and no better time than now!

Role:

Ossia Inc. is looking for a Director of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering who will engage in all aspects of mechanical design and testing as well as oversee contract manufacturing operations. This position will set direction for mechanical engineering as well as function as part of the Mechanical Engineering Operations team. This position will oversee and manage contract manufacturing as well as operations to manufacture systems in-house at Ossia.

The mechanical engineering team creates wireless power receivers and transmitters for consumer and commercial environments. This position will direct the path of mechanical design for power delivery as well as the direction of Ossia contract manufacturing efforts. The team is a sub-team of Ossia's 30+ member engineering team.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a team member of the mechanical engineering department with self-assignment of mechanical engineering tasks.

  • Work directly with senior management to set schedules and expectations for long range planning.

  • Set up contract manufacturing and manage the contract manufacturers creating Ossia products onshore or offshore. Using your skills in manufacturing to prepare products for mass manufacturing and support of manufacturing issues as they arise.

  • Own the design/analysis of RF (Radio Frequency) electronics enclosures, including thermal solutions and design for manufacturing (DFM), simulation, and test.

  • Support the mechanical design of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies.

  • Design test fixtures using inputs and requirements from the design and test team.

  • Source, vet, and communicate directly with suppliers for custom parts and assemblies.

  • Assemble first article systems, check for fit, and train technicians in system assembly.

  • Create and maintain bill of materials (BOM), fabrication and assembly drawings for production (using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)), and create customer-facing documentation.

  • Communicate workflow priorities and needs to leadership team and cross-functional collaborators.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years of Mechanical Engineering design experience required; consumer electronics industry environment preferred.

  • 7+ years direct experience with CAD; preferably in SolidWorks.

  • Experience in the design and manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies (knowledge of materials, processes, interconnect technologies, RF shield design).

  • Proven ability to work in ambiguous environments with little direction; experience working in a start-up is a plus.

  • Experience with designing for low cost at mid- to high-volume.

  • Experience leading reliability, manufacturability, and assembly (DFM/DFA) review.

  • Experience designing parts for both additive and subtractive manufacturing for low- and mid-volume (e.g., 3D printing, CNC machining, urethane casting).

  • Ability to support (domestic) on-site contract manufacturing support and remote international support.

  • Experience designing and supporting injection-molded parts for high-volume consumer electronics applications.

  • Experience working with ordering and kitting parts for assembly.

  • Proven ability to generate one’s own requirements and document assumptions to stay on schedule.

  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple work assignments, can maintain a high level of quality under tight schedules.

  • Ability to communicate clearly with people from diverse cultures, experience levels and skillsets.

  • Excellent organizational skills for documentation and ensuring that all work and knowledge is captured for future use.

  • Experience in creating, reviewing, and maintaining engineering drawings.

  • Experience designing and testing cooling solutions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mechanical design of RF enclosures including shielded housings.

  • Hands-on experience with thermal simulation using computational fluid dynamics (SolidWorks Flow).

  • Experience with PDM administration, preferably SolidWorks PDM.

  • Hands on experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

  • Experience with PDM administration, preferably SolidWorks PDM.

  • Hands-on experience in machine shop environment with manual/CNC machines, hand tools and power tools.

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering required, advanced degree a plus.

Benefits

Ossia offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including a PPO or a partially funded HSA option

  • Ossia covers 90% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums

  • Generous time off plan including a flexible PTO plan available from your date of hire

  • 401k and Roth Plans

  • Stock option plans

  • Free parking and flexible work environment

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