Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted: 07/14/2024

Job Summary
NVTS is a small business located in the Quonset Point Industrial Park of North Kingstown, RI and specializes in the development and manufacture of night vision products used in military ground and maritime applications. We are seeking a skilled Mechanical Design Engineer to help us rapidly develop innovative products. 
The Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for the concept and detail design of electro-mechanical systems that must survive extreme environments. While developing a range of products from fixed field of view camera modules to gyro-stabilized gimbal systems, your experience in sealed
enclosures and servomotors will be vital to the successful development of new products to add to our growing portfolio.
The candidate will be able to handle all development tasks from initial design concept through to detailed documentation of all components and on to supporting the product through its full lifecycle.
In addition to your engineering skills and experience, the ideal candidate is detail-oriented, extremely organized, and enjoys the highly dynamic environment that comes with working in a small business.
We are an informal group that likes to have fun and enjoy our work, as we feel that happy employees are more productive employees.

Responsibilities and Duties

Design and Development
  • Create detailed mechanical designs for electro-mechanical systems, assemblies, and components using SolidWorks 3D CAD and other software tools as needed.
  • Apply proven engineering principles, theories, and concepts during the design and development process.
  • Contribute to the development of new design concepts that are technically innovative and economically sound.
  • Work with suppliers developing the most economical DFM/A solutions.
Documentation and Reporting
  • Prepare dimensioned drawings, BOMs, ECOs and Engineering Release packages.
  • Create and execute test plans to capture results of sub-system and full system testing on prototypes during development and on full systems at production launch.
Prototype and Test
  • Use hands-on approach to assemble, test, and analyze prototype units.
Production Assembly Team Support
  • Develop required fixtures, tooling, and aids to enable productive and ergonomic assembly processes.
  • Write and maintain manufacturing work instructions.
  • Champion resolution of ongoing production and/or supplier issues.
Experience and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
• Extensive experience in the use of Solidworks 3D CAD tools.
• Solid understanding of PDM and PLM systems used as a repository for engineering documentation and for change management workflow.
• Ability to perform failure analysis, design experiments and tests to support design and product validation.
• Knowledge of drafting standards and GD&T (ANSI Y14.5).
• Possess communications skills needed to develop presentations and express technical concepts to customers and management team.
• Must be a US citizen to be considered.

• Full Health Care allowance provided
• 3 weeks PTO plus Federal and State holidays

Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday to Friday (1st shift)
Work Location: In person - North Kingstown, RI

Two Corporate Place
Middletown, RI 02842
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