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ENGINEER I - Thermal/Mechanical Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #378
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

EDUCATION DESIRED: BA or BS in Mechanical Engineering or related scientific discipline

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Mixed Signal Solutions department at HRL Laboratories is a highly talented team of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds in integrated circuit design, advanced packaging and integration, novel signal processing and algorithm development, and integration/characterization of highly complex digital and mixed signal systems and subsystems for commercial and government applications in an innovative research and development environment. We seek an engineer trained in thermal and mechanical analysis to work closely with other domain experts (e.g. system architects, hardware engineers, electrical/RF engineers) to perform thermal and mechanical design and simulation activities in support of development of highly advanced mixed signal prototypes. Other job functions include close communication of work with other team members, presentation of details of work to colleagues during design reviews, and providing written summaries of work performed as needed (e.g. for reports and internal documentation).

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Experience with CAD design (e.g. Solidworks), FEM analysis, analytical and numerical methods for solving real-world 1D, 2D, and 3D heat flow and mechanical (e.g. stress/strain) problems. Experience with associated laboratory techniques such as thermal measurements and yield analysis. Additional skills such as electrical engineering design, programming (e.g. automation of laboratory data acquisition and data analysis) are a plus.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Training / background in mechanical and thermal design and related analysis, including theory of heat flow, stress/strain analysis, failure analysis, relevant material properties. Knowledge of basic electrical engineering and circuit design principles. Use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and proficiency in writing for reporting.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, complex electronic equipment, oral and written communication, interaction with vendors/colleagues and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Ability to work well in a team and independently. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity.

REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.Active SSBI is a plus.We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Malibu, CA, USA