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Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

cepton · 30+ days ago
$150-180k
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CEPTON (Nasdaq: CPTN), a leading intelligent lidar solution provider, is seeking a seasoned Staff Mechanical Design Engineer who is passionate about solving challenges to join us. Partnering closely with our brilliant functional R&D teams, you will work in a dynamic, cross-functional, collaborative work environment with design and mechanical subsystems and overall packaging for LiDAR product development. as well as support new product introductions to high-volume manufacturing processes for automotive and non-automotive customers.
 
Here at CEPTON, we use technology to make some difficult problems become easy and some impossible tasks become feasible. We value one's ability to learn more than the knowledge one has acquired in the past. We like people who strive to solve a problem in new and creative ways instead of only seeking conventional wisdom, we enjoy solving hard problems together. As we are at the cutting edge of technological advancement, join us if you are willing to work with like-minded people to face the challenges posed by the new era of technology, together with opportunities to work with strong industry leaders.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for the mechanical infrastructure, detailed design, solid model, and drawings for mechanical subsystems and product packaging.
  • Responsible for the comprehensive and in-depth FEA analysis for strain, vibrational modes, thermal, and modal analysis.
  • Responsible for using mechanical and optical system tolerancing analysis to meet the required precision down to sub-10 level.
  • Assemble, qualify, debug, and tune the mechanical module and subsystem.
  • Develop mechanical tooling, jigs, and fixtures to assist MFG alignment and assembly. Establish the mechanical subsystem build and qualification process and release reliable processes to MFG.
  • Partner with manufacturers and suppliers to support volume production ramps and quality control.

Who You Are:

  • A master's or PhD degree in related disciplines with 8+ years of working experience with CAD packages, preferably SolidWorks. Has seasoned experience with GD&T and creating tolerance stack-ups.
  • Strong expertise in FEA theory and analysis. Has solid knowledge of material characteristics and properties. At least 5+ years’ work experience with FEA analysis tools in developing advanced mechanical systems. Ansys or other equivalent FEA simulation tool experience and skillset are required.
  • Experience with vibration analysis and mitigation techniques is highly preferred.
  • Experience with heat dissipation and thermal risk management in the mechanical system is highly preferred.
  • Experience with servo and PID systems is a big bonus.
  • Good knowledge and experience with typical surface finishing, coating, anodization, and plating.
  • Good experience working with machine shops, vendors, and design houses for new product prototyping and ramping up volume production.
  • Hands-on experience with machining & familiarity with working in a machine shop. Strong hands-on skillset with assembling, testing, and troubleshooting mechanical systems, including those with high precision and microstructures.
  • Familiarity with developing tests for improving designs utilizing accelerometers and metrology tools is preferred.
  • Programming ability is a big plus (e.g., Python, Matlab, C, C++, or comparable programming language preferred).
  • Has strong problem-solving ability and is able to provide technical leadership as needed. 
  • A good and reliable team player with strong communication skills. Self-motivated, continually striving for excellence, and can thrive under pressure.

What We Will Offer:

  • Opportunities to work with strong industry leaders and opportunities to relocate to Silicon Valley.  
  • Competitive compensation package, including stock.  
  • Comprehensive employee benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and more.  
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Bonus program eligibility.   
  • 401k and FSA or HSA.

Locations:

  • Cepton Headquarters – San Jose, CA.
  • Some local on-site visits to key customers.
  • Travel to regional customer sites and to support trade shows & conferences if needed.
Cepton is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. 
The pay range for this role is $150,000–$180,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor. 
 
The total compensation package for this position may also include an annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans.

Cepton Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

About Cepton Technologies (www.cepton.com):
Cepton (Nasdaq: CPTN) is a Silicon Valley innovator of lidar-based solutions for automotive (ADAS/AV), smart cities, smart spaces, and smart industrial applications. With its patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT®), Cepton aims to take lidar mainstream and achieve its vision of safe and autonomous transportation for everyone.
 
Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans with decades of collective experience across a wide range of advanced lidar and imaging technologies, Cepton is focused on the mass-market commercialization of high-performance, high-quality lidar solutions. Cepton is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and has a center of excellence facility in Troy, MI to provide local support to the OEM and Tier 1-studded Metro Detroit area.

Last updated on Jan 26, 2024

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