Polaris Alpha

  • Jr. Mechanical Engineer - Microelectronics

    Location Fort Meade, MD - Columbia MD Client Site
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
  • Job Description

    Columbia, MD
    **US Citizens ONLY due to Federal Gov’t Requirement**

    Eager to get busy making a difference?

    Our legacy Fourth Dimension Engineering (4D) team provides complete electronic product design and development services. The design capabilities we offer span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. Furthermore, our small collaborative team ensures total participation in front-line action. Intrigued?

    We are seeking a talented and experienced Junior Mechanical Engineer to support the design, prototyping and production manufacturing of custom microelectronic devices in our Columbia, MD and College Park, MD offices. This position will focus on the development of a quick-turn, in-house, additive manufacturing capability for the design and fabrication of printed microelectronics. The successful candidate will be able to flourish in the following project functions:

    - Additive Manufacturing - researching and developing additive manufacturing processes, materials, and/or equipment
    - Microelectronics Packaging - researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
    - Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and/or high-volume production builds for electrical and/or mechanical components
    - Designing and drafting mechanical and electrical components using 3D computer-aided design (CAD) (i.e. Solidworks, Altium)
    - Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.

    The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. By leading where others only follow, we consistently succeed on the most challenging, time-critical problems. Come see for yourself!

    Required Skills

    Required Qualifications:

    • 0-7 years of experience in a similar technical position.
    • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications.
    - Active security clearance

    Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

    Desired Skills

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Printed Electronics – coursework, research or experience in the development of printed electronics processes, materials and/or equipment
    • Development, validation and optimization of thermal and structural finite element analysis (FEA) models (i.e. CFdesign)
    • Engineering statistics background – Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE)
    • Failure analysis background
    • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems
    • Hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of 1st article engineering prototypes
    • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting
    • Familiarity with microelectronic assembly techniques
    - Surface Mount Technology (SMT) – solder paste dispense, component pick and place, reflow, underfill, inspection
    - Hybrid – wafer processing (dice, backgrind, sort, inspect), die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, dam & fill, transfer molding, balling, lidding, laser/ink marking, inspection

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