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  • Mechanical Engineer

    Location Severn, MD
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
  • Benefits

    ecurity clearance

    Job Description

    Columbia, MD
    **US Citizenship Required**

    Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineer to join a small, fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing complex real-time embedded hardware and software systems.
    The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:
    Designing and drafting utilizing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) (i.e. Solidworks)
    Electronic and/or microelectronic packaging design; Thermal Design/ Analysis; Develop test plans & procedures for mechanical & electronic components/systems
    Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and/or high volume production builds
    Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
    Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.
    Collaborating with and training highly-skilled manufacturing technicians, assembly operators and engineers within a team setting
    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 – preferred, not required
    Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems – preferred, not required
    Hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of 1st article engineering prototypes – preferred, not required
    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 – preeferred, not required
    Familiarity with microelectronic assembly techniques – preferred, not required
    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

    We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

    Required Skills

    Position requirements:
    • Bachelor/Master degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical, Microelectronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
    • At least 7 years of engineering experience in a similar position.
    • 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.

    If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, APPLY NOW!

    Desired Skills

    Structural Design/ Analysis; Manufacturing Process Development – Vacuum Lamination, Metal Fabrication Outsourcing (weldments, machined components); Reliability & Failure Analysis (Thermal, Structural)


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