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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Kent, Washington

OMAX Corporation
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OMAX Corporation is the leading provider of precision-engineered abrasive waterjet systems for use in the manufacturing environment. If your desire is to work with leading innovators and experts in the abrasive waterjet industry or work for a rapidly growing company that fosters an environment that promotes teamwork and creativity, consider OMAX. The capabilities of our machines consistently evolve to meet the diverse and changing needs of the manufacturing industry and if you are looking to join a team of brilliant minds, who are dedicated to excellence, contact OMAX.

Principal/Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Requirements
Design Leadership:
• Effective supervision of mechanical designers and drafters.
• Ability to generate and operate on a critical path schedule.
• Ability to predict design costs and achieve cost targets.
• Experience in a fast paced production oriented engineering projects.

Machine Design:
• Real world experience in machine design; tolerances, fits, threads, finishes, etc..
• Real word experience in fabrication design; weldments, fixtures, finishes, etc..
• Materials engineering experience: metallurgy; heat treatments, stainless, non-ferrous alloys, plastics, elastomers.
• Experience in injection molding and casting of metals and non-metals.
• Thorough understanding of machining and fabrication methods and their limitations.
• Experience specifying and analyzing properly sized bearings, springs, bolts, etc..
• DFM (design for manufacturing) to control costs.
Fluid Handling & Fluid Power:
• Sealing technology: Specification and use of o-rings, wipers,
• Hydraulic components, fittings, valves, pumps, motors, sensors, etc..
• Hydraulic conductor sizing and fluid transmission.
Engineering Analysis:
• Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Ansys preferred: Linear and non-linear, metals and non-metals.
• Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Ansys CFX preferred: Both incompressible and non-compressible flow.
• Fatigue analysis; modeling and corrective design.
• Fluid mechanics; pressure loss calculations, water hammer, etc..
• Vibration analysis; modal analysis, dampening, forced response, etc..
• Lubrication: Boundary layer lubrication in journal bearings, including bearing design.

Thermal Engineering:
• Competency in thermal CFD analysis, including multi-material, multi-state.
• General refrigeration cycle understanding and conventional refrigeration practice.
• Basic practices in heat rejection; conduction, radiation, convection.

Electro-Mechanical Design:
• General power and signal connector practices.
• General cable routing and termination practices.
• Basic understanding of analog and digital signaling.

• Design and develop motion control systems using servo, stepper, or linear motors, and associated control systems
• Perform a wide array of mechanical design calculations
• Analyze, design and develop concepts that meet product design goals for equipment intended to go into production
• Work with document control staff to manage the maintenance of documentation within the assigned design area
• Interface with manufacturing, customer service, sales and marketing departments related to the assigned design area
• Assist with and supervise designers, drafters and technicians

• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
• 5-10 years’ relevant work experience
• Extensive knowledge and experience working with motion control systems
• Strong background in mechanics of materials and fracture mechanics
• Familiar with conventional mechanical failure analysis
• Design experience with SolidWorks
• A solid understanding of linear and non-linear FEA
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• The ability to work independently or function well within a team environment
• Have a solid understanding of machine tools, including capabilities and limitations
• Familiarity with pneumatics and hydraulic systems
• Extraordinary attention to detail
• Basic knowledge of software and electrical systems

OMAX Corporation offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) Plan. Only qualified applicants will be contacted; must be able to work for any company within the United States. Fax resumes to: 253-872-9660 or email resumes to: humanresources@omax.com

Primary Skills: Electro-Mechanical Design, FEA, CFD, develop motion control systems using servo, stepper, or linear motors, and associated control systems
Salary: Between DOE -
Experience Required: 0, 5 years minimum
Clearance Level: none
Travel: %

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