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Prototype Technician

A Prototype Technician produces physical models and prototypes.They contribute to BSI's success by responding to project needs with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed client expectations.

Education/Experience:

Position requires an Associate Degree or equivalent education and a minimum of 2 years experience.

Expectations:

  • Solid understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with general fabrication, MIG / TIG Welding, manual vertical mill, engine lathe, 3-axis CNC, urethane casting, painting and finishing.
  • Experience using additive manufacturing equipment (3D printing) for plastics and metals.
  • Creative, passionate, logical, and analytical problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to use creative thinking and hands-on model making skills to create models from incomplete CAD information when necessary.
  • Sensitivity to aesthetics and form development.
  • Intermediate understanding of engineering principles.
  • Strong abilityto communicate and present effectively.
  • Ability to manage time, budgets, and assigned manpower resources.
  • Advanced skills in and 3D CAD/CAM applications such as SolidWorks, SurfCAM, NextGen (Autodesk Fusion).

Responsibilities:

  • Produce the deliverables necessary to convey intent of prototypes – ergonomic models, appearance models or functioning prototypes.
  • Use time effectively, creatively, and productively to complete tasks within timeframes and budgets established in proposals while meeting or exceeding client expectations.
  • Stay up-to-date with new model making tools and methods and be able to apply them efficiently and effectively to execute projects.
  • Anticipate and respond to project needs to ensure deliverables meet or exceed expectations.
  • Define, quote, monitor, and review discipline-specific activities and approaches for projects of above-average complexity.
  • Ability to coordinate additional resources to complete projects within timeframes and budgets.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing new tools which will enhance BSI’s efficiency, effectiveness and quality of services.

Growth and Development:

  • Increase knowledge and skills in all areas of model making including materials, construction, mechanisms, shape, color, surface finish, manufacturing processes, market trends, software applications, presentation skills, and project management.
  • A continuing focus upon self-improvement, improvement of internal workings at BSI, acting as a resource to aid other designers to grow and develop, and elevating the external impression of BSI.

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Senior Mechanical Designer

We are searching for a seasoned Mechanical Designer reporting to the Director of Engineering. This person will provide technical and creative ideas, grounded in his or her prior learned mechanical design and manufacturing principles.  Brooks Stevens’ projects involve average complexity, requiring fast and complete work to both profit the Client and to support Brooks Stevens’ growth.

Education/Experience:

This position requires an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design Technology or equivalent and 6 years (minimum) working experience in a prior CAD-intensive position collaborating closely with mold and tool designers.

Position Expectations:

  • Creative, passionate, and logical problem solving abilities.
  • Experience working within a gated new product development process.
  • Fundamental literacy in metal castings, sheet metal fabrication, thermoforming, and FRP design elements.
  • Proven and advanced experience with injection molded plastic parts (material selection, snap fits, structural ribbing, design-for-molding and post-processing).
  • Advanced 3D surfacing and modeling skills with particular strength in one or more of three codes:  SolidWorks, PTC Creo, or Autodesk Fusion 360.
  • Advanced ability to calculate 2D and 3D tolerances and communicate essential form and fit dimensions through GD&T on detail drawings.
  • Sensitivity to aesthetics and form development.
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, conceptualize and develop designs for various industries and markets, working under the Engineering Director, Lead Mechanical Engineer, or Senior Mechanical Engineer.
  • Use time effectively, creatively, and productively to complete tasks within accelerated schedules and firm budgets, to meet and exceed the Client’s expectations.
  • Collaborate closely with Industrial Designers to incorporate the form, aesthetic, psychological, and emotional design elements, to assure the proper interface between the end user and the final product.
  • Produce the detail drawing and written documentation necessary to convey critical design attributes to the Client’s manufacturing stakeholders.  Requires that the candidate rapidly produce solid models, mechanical drawings and written reports.

Growth and Development:

  • Increase knowledge and skills in all areas of mechanical design including materials, construction, manufacturing processes, technology trends, software applications, and presentation skills.
  • A continuing focus upon self-improvement, improvement of internal workings at Brooks Stevens, and elevating the external impression of the firm.

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