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Mechanical Engineer

Santa Monica, California / Engineering / Full-Time
The Role
As a Mechanical Engineer at Red 6, you will take a critical role in developing next generation AR Systems. You will become part of a team exploring new concepts through CAD/CAM design and fast iterative prototyping. A wide range of approaches will be explored combining electrical, mechanical, optical, firmware, and software techniques. We want people who work well in small teams, can brainstorm big ideas, work in new technology areas, are able to drive a concept into a prototype and then mature the design to low-volume military product solutions.

We are looking for someone with a productive mindset who can apply their mechanical engineering expertise to solve problems in creative, insightful ways. Our ideal candidate has a strong fundamental engineering background, prototyping skills, 3D CAD capability, and experience designing and manufacturing consumer or enterprise technology products.
Your Qualifications

3+ years of experience in a hands-on Engineering/Design role in a multi-disciplinary team with experience in consumer electronics and product development, having collaborated with Industrial Design, Engineering and Research teams to identify and solve complex design and UX challenges.

Hands-on experience and knowledge of hardware development processes, including any/all of the following: rapid prototyping, 3D printing, CNC machining, small-scale manufacturing, molding, casting, working models with rigorous aesthetic and mechanical requirements, production-level finishes.

CAD experience: complex mechanical systems, electrical assemblies, surfacing. Solidworks is preferred.

Experience integrating electrical assemblies into mechanical systems.

Preferred/Extra Skills

Prototype to Manufacturing

Tolerancing techniques and design requirements in optics, opto-mechanics, and motion control mechanisms

AR/VR products and technologies

Optical systems

DFA, DFM (Plastic Injection Molding, Casting, MIM, Machining, etc.)

FEA, including thermal analysis, CFD, etc.

About the department
Augmented Reality / Hardware / Integration Technology Department:

The Hardware Technology team at Red 6 engineers high performing and highly advanced augmented reality platforms and infrastructure, which support our military partners’ training and operations.

Research Department:

The goal of the Research department is to understand and develop how the multiverse works. Embedded within the Research department is a talented team that builds the tools that allow us to conduct R&D with a unique understanding of bleeding edge technologies. These tools tackle problems from data ingestion and storage, to data visualization and advanced communications networks. In order to achieve this goal, we require a first-rate development ecosystem. As such, we’re investing in building an AR-specific engineering team.
The Red 6 Mission

To build the best in-flight Augmented Reality flight training system in the world, and to create the most lethal combat pilots on the planet.

Red 6 reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations
This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Red 6 has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment.

Red Six Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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