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Arktura Production Engineer in Gardena, California

Production Engineer

Arktura is an industry-leading architectural solutions design-manufacturer providing technology-driven fabrication solutions for the production of cutting-edge ceiling, wall and building facade systems as well as a range of custom designed installations and projects for some of the world's leading architects and designers.

The Production Engineer is a key team member who translates design intent into reality, has a passion for making things, a keen eye for detail, and is a skilled communicator. Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the creation of complex and highly detailed 3d models, production files and fabrication documents from these models, assembly and fabrication support and coordination and product database oversight.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the product development team consisting of designers, marketing, sales staff, and engineers to develop architectural products and solutions.

  • Quickly iterate through components/detail designs with input from the design team and clients.

  • Generate highly detailed production-level models utilizing Solidworks and Rhino.

  • Generate fabrication documentation, BOMs, CNC production files and QC documentation/protocols, and training documentation.

  • Create and maintain product BOM?s, CPQ rulesets, database documents, and product numbers using ERP software.

  • Manage team communications to keep key stakeholders up to date on product launches and revisions including, but not limited to announcements, change requests, product diagrams, and installation manuals.

  • Develop and optimize automation routines to expedite workflow and minimize human error.

  • Have a strong functional knowledge of the machines and processes at Arktura.

  • Provide assembly and fabrication support for key mockups

  • Perform QC and first article inspections on parts, assemblies and mockups.

  • Train Arktura staff on the use and manufacture of new products or product improvements.

  • Support and direct production team members during the production phase of a project and troubleshoot/solve potential issues as they arise.

  • Interface with vendors and source component hardware and services.

  • Manage multiple tasks, responsibilities, and projects simultaneously.

  • Set one's own schedule and work efficiently under agreed upon time constraints.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Proficient in Solidworks

  • Rhino, Grasshopper a plus

  • Strong graphic and layout design

  • Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Interested in product design and are comfortable working with your hands.

  • 2+ years experience with fabrication and machining experience

  • 2+ years experience with architectural design, detailing, and construction details

  • Experience with product design/development a plus

  • Hand sketching

  • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering or similar program

  • Experience with programming languages

  • Outstanding creative and analytical problem-solving skills

  • Team player, with the ability to work independently

  • Highly organized, thoughtful, and responsible

  • Exceptional ability to focus on details but also able to see the big picture

  • High level of initiative and a self-starter

  • Able to work quickly and juggle multiple projects

  • Good time management skills

Benefits and Perks

  • This is a remote position but all applicants must be local to the area for frequent onsite work. No relocation available.

  • The Benefits! - Include medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, maternity/paternity leave, and disability protection (short- and long-term)., paid time off and professional development.

About Arktura:

At Arktura, we make design happen. Creativity, expert knowledge and cutting-edge technology shape everything we do whether it's exploring form and function in our standard architectural product, adapting our pre-configured architectural systems to meet project needs, or partnering with clients through our Solutions Studio. Our multidisciplinary team brings together architects, designers, programmers, engineers and artists with a deep understanding of the creative process. We use our collective ingenuity to bridge the gaps between design intent and manufacturing capabilities, creating proprietary software and machinery to meet evolving demands.

Arktura is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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