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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Experience: 10+ years relevant experience with BS ME

Location: Chicago, IL

Company Description: NuCurrent Inc. is a venture-backed company specializing in the development of Wireless Power Systems and High-Q antennas for wireless power transfer. NuCurrent’s patented, cutting-edge technology yields the highest Q inductors for high frequency applications in the wireless power industry that can be produced in large volume, high quality, and at a competitive cost. NuCurrent customers are primarily Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEMs spanning a wide range of products including consumer electronics (such as smartphones and wearables), medical devices, and automotive segments. NuCurrent’s innovative technology is featured as the reference antenna for state-of-art wireless power platforms developed by leading IC companies.

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering CTO

Key Words: mechanical design, design for manufacturability, design for reliability, design for assembly

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

  • Lead all mechanical design related projects and activities for NuCurrent’s product portfolio
  • Develop systems for applications in industries spanning consumer electronics, auto, infrastructure, industrial and medical
  • Lead the entire mechanical development cycle – from spec development to delivery – of product-ready prototypes and BOM
  • Work closely with Product Manager & Technical Apps/Marketing to manage projects, ensure timely delivery of high quality products and high quality technical support to customers and partners
  • Work closely with suppliers and contract manufacturers (CM’s) to coordinate new product launch initiatives

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand NuCurrent’s technology and processes, and institute best practices where needed
  • Product design and development starting from concept to production
  • Create detailed device hardware and sub-system specifications and drawings based on user needs, use cases and system requirements.
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design for reliability
  • Design for assembly
  • Thermal analysis
  • Injection molding design
  • Perform tolerance analysis
  • Design tests for reliability
  • Analyze test results and make required modifications

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated success in delivering results on technical challenges that included strong problem solving skills
  • Strong documentation experience as related to design outputs and sub-system definition
  • At least 5 years of experience designing high product volume, low cost consumer products
  • Experience in electronic packaging (small devices) and PCB design using Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Altium, etc.
  • Injection molding tool design
  • Experience with Pro-Engineer (or another similar CAD tool)
  • Familiar with high volume manufacturing processes
  • Familiar with application of adhesives and potting materials
  • Experience in rapid prototyping
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors working remotely
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to evolving specifications and project dynamics.
  • Knowledge of thermal management materials and experience in designing for thermal management