The R&D Mechanical Engineering Technical Fellow supports Advanced Technology Group research activities by providing ideation, mechanical design and prototyping services to multiple projects. The applicant will be responsible for independently managing design programs, under the guidance of ATG engineering staff. They should be highly proficient with both analytical design and physical fabrication techniques across mechanical and mechatronics engineering.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provides ideation, mechanical design, and prototyping services to support multiple projects within UPS ATG. Serves as design lead for assigned projects - manages relationship with internal customers.
- Leads activities around operation, maintenance, and user programming development for ATG Rapid Prototyping Lab.
- Independently manages project work planning and progress reporting.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Extensive, demonstrable, hands-on electromechanical prototyping experience. Candidate should demonstrate advanced proficiency with basic machine shop tools (mill, lathe, 3D printer, hand and power tools). Candidate must possess basic electronics prototyping and debugging, basic hardware/software interfacing (via DAQ/Arduino/RPi/etc.).
- Experienced Solidworks user. Must be comfortable with designing multi-part assemblies, generating low-volume production-ready drawings, working in PDM environment.
- Strongly prefer at least 3 years additional work experience.
- Preferred specific prototyping equipment experience: welding, waterjet, sheet metal fab, CNC milling + toolpathing.
- Experience in Solidworks PDM administration, sheet metal design. - Preferred
- Experience working with outside manufacturers - identifying machine shops, generating drawings and requesting quotes, managing drawing revisions and negotiations with shops. - Preferred
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