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Aerotek Mechanical Designer Engineer in San Diego, California

Job Description

  • Assists with an assigned light source sub-system project through direct technical advice, schematics/design, approvals, and collaboration with Development Engineering team.

  • Assists in providing a broad mechanical engineering design background and performs mechanical engineering analysis (stress, vibrations, thermal), design for control and distribution of inert and hazardous gases, air and water handling for thermal management of equipment and enclosures, large enclosure design, electrical component packaging, mechanical structural mounts and fixtures, design for manufacturability in low volume products, and design for configuration management.

  • Assists in generating module or system concepts to meet product requirements.

  • Assists in performing detailed design and component layout for new or improved subsystems.

  • Assumes engineering responsibility for component and subassembly test development, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting.

  • Performs tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level.

  • Perform analytical analysis for thermal and structural components and sub-modules.

  • Assists in a project plan including key deliverables, timeline, and budget.

  • Works with other Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.

  • Supports driving full documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.

  • Responsible for the research and selection of new suppliers with potential for turn-key provision of key subsystems.

  • Responsible for providing technical expertise in the core technology area of the potential suppliers to reveal best design path and performance.

  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA to resolve quality issues.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in Solid Modelling with Siemens NX is highly preferred and Experience in Finite Element Analysis using Ansys or NX simulation preferred.

  • Proficiency in PLM software Siemens Team Center Engineering highly preferred.

  • Proficiency in Engineering Change (ECN / ECR) process required.

  • Proficiency in making 2D drawing and application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) required.

  • Hands on experience and knowledge of machining and fabrication techniques preferred.

  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio & Outlook) required.

  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

  • Ability to organize work effectively and having a systematic approach in problem solving in a dynamic work environment.

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.

  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.


About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.