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The Facebook Connectivity team is developing new platforms for connectivity on the ground, in the air and in orbit, using a variety of technologies, including RF and free-space optical communication. To make this a reality, we need to develop innovative mechanical systems for a variety of these technologies. We are seeking a creative Mechanical Engineer to join our Connectivity Team as we build the technical foundation upon which the world shares and connects. This is primarily a mechanical design engineering role; however, the ideal candidate would also have a broad technical background, willing and able to work collaboratively across fast-paced, multi-disciplinary teams (e.g., with electrical engineers, software engineers, optical engineers, physicists, machinists, technicians, etc.). The ideal candidate would also have some analysis experience to perform simple to moderate-complexity analyses on their own, and be conversant enough to describe and discuss more-complex analyses with analyst specialists. We are looking for someone who is comfortable taking their designs all the way through detailed design, drawing generation, parts procurement, and hands-on assembly, integration and test. We need someone who is well-versed in taking on medium to high level tasks, determine what low-level steps need to be taken, and work in a self-guided fashion toward achieving the desired outcome.
Develop mechanical hardware designs from initial concepts through early trades, sizing analyses, component selection, refinement of design details, hardware procurement, first-article inspection, assembly and integration, and performance/environment qualification testing
Develop component and assembly drawings and specifications, tolerances
Perform thermal, structural, and mechanical integrity modeling and analysis to predict and optimize the system performance
Design and implement complex mechanical assemblies meeting challenging performance criteria while being low-cost and manufacturable and deployable in volume
Generate thorough design documentation, including design review slides, analysis reports, fabrication & assembly drawings, assembly and test procedures, etc.
Provide oversight to the fabrication and participate in assembly, integration, and test
Work closely with external partners and vendors
Design performance characterization and environmental qualification test setups, including both hardware design and test procedures
BS, MS, or PhD in mechanical engineering with at least 5 years of similar industry experience
Experience in CAD design tools (SolidWorks) for parts, assemblies, drawing generation, GD&T, configuration management
Experience using FEA and CFD for structural and thermal analysis to help guide and evaluate product designs
Experience in owning a mechanical development effort as a lead engineer
Communication, interpersonal, negotiation and organizational experience
Experience in optics, opto-mechanics, lasers, electro-optics
Experience in RF/microwave systems, antennas, waveguides
Experience in precision mechanisms & motion control, motors, bearings, flexures, position sensing
Experience in electronics packaging, PCBA mechanical design, electro-mechanical integration & interconnects
Experience with space/airborne/automotive systems, system/subsystem interfaces and integration
Experience with hardware assembly, integration and test, common mechanical & electronic lab equipment & measurement techniques
Experience in environmental testing and qualification (thermal, vibration, vacuum systems, etc.)
Experience in volume production experience, DFM/DFA/DFT/DFX, cost budgeting and estimation
Experience in mechatronics, robotics, industrial automation
Experience in systems engineering, requirements management, risk management, test planning
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