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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Temporary Contract Position

Job # 288

We are a close-knit family that enjoys working with each other in an entrepreneurial environment. As a key member of our special team, you won’t feel as if you’re nothing more than a minor cog in the wheel of a large bureaucratic engineering department. Imagine being able to work on some of the most advanced improvements with optical tracking devices on a worldwide basis over the next few decades.

Photo-Sonics, Inc., an International Leader in state-of-the art optical-instrumentation has a temporary contract opening for a qualified Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to design and plan electro-mechanical and optical systems. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will provide engineering focus and technical direction to a cross functional engineering team for all mechanical design engineering development and test activities.  Individual will create new designs and design improvements of the Photo-Sonics product line and coordinate design reviews to ensure products can be manufactured and profitable while ensuring that the product meets or exceeds our customer’s contract and quality requirements.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will lead product design through all phases of projects, from initial concept design through systems analysis/engineering, planning and execution, reviewing financial cost and ensuring company stays within budget and timelines.  This position will support new business pursuits, product development and ongoing programs as well as interface with customers to validate understanding of the requirements and support technical proposal activities.  The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will oversee the transition from engineering into production, and will be expected to liaise closely with production and assembly teams.

Desired Skills & Experience

The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years related experience and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. The candidate must have proven experience in the following:

  • Develop and maintain the continuous improvement of department’s technical standards, design guidelines, practices and procedures and responsible for communication and explanation of same.
  • Ensure the work products developed by the department are in compliance with engineering practices, procedures and standards and that department personnel are trained on and fully aware of procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and control projects to ensure on time delivery, budget compliance, and quality of output.  Evaluates all costs associated with each project including materials, costs of labor, and time expended.
  • Demonstrate ability and experience working with product development engineering teams and mentoring other engineers.
  • Design of both large and small high precision mechanical and opto-electro-mechanical products.
  • Design and manufacture of both large and small welded structures and castings.
  • Research and analyze customer specifications and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, technical budget, verification matrixes and requirements of the designs.
  • Implement system development from design through prototype completion by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components; managing and documenting system configurations; developing specifications, supporting system integration.
  • Utilize modern best-practice design methods including finite element analysis, resonance analysis and stress analysis.
  • Research and test manufacturing and assembly methods.
  • Research and test new and innovative materials and processes.
  • Research outsourced products and services and make decisions as to whether to use in-house manufacturing or outsourcing.
  • Integrate and adapt Commercial-Off-the Shelf (COTS) products into the system configuration to meet government system requirements or to achieve production cost goals.
  • Responsible for developing the structural design of the product, using expertise with SolidWorks.
  • Assist drafters in developing the manufacturing drawings, bills of materials and release documentation.
  • Responsible for creating test procedures to measure and qualify the accuracy/performance of the mechanical design.
  • Assure system and product quality by designing verification methods; testing the finished product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.
  • Interact with customer and the development team as well as with other contractors in a multi-contractor development environment.
  • Work within the framework of large Government contracts.
  • Write technical reports; prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintain a reference library.
  • Working knowledge of Military standards and compliance rules and regulations mandated under the following quality and governmental standards: ISO 9000 & ITAR.

Qualified candidate will possess strong written and verbal business communication, excellent problem solving and organizational skills.  Position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance.  The position may require domestic and international travel. Prior engineering management experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred. 
The physical requirements of this position require ability to walk; sit, stand, use hands; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.  Additional physical requirements may require the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.  Vision requirements include ability to adjust focus, depth perception, peripheral, distance, color and close vision.
Send us a copy of your resume, along with a couple of paragraphs of your most significant accomplishments in design and manufacturing.

To be considered for the position, please contact Ms. Elena Becerra in the HR Department.  Please send a copy of your resume to Elenar@photosonics.com .

Affirmative Action/EOE
We are an equal opportunity employer. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract prior to submitting resumes to Photo-Sonics, Inc.

 





System Integration Engineer
JOB # 290


We're a close-knit family that enjoys working with each other in an entrepreneurial environment. As a key member of our special team, you won’t feel as if you’re nothing more than a minor cog in the wheel of a large bureaucratic engineering department.  Imagine being able to work on some of the most advanced improvements with optical tracking devices on a worldwide basis over the next few years.

Photo-Sonics, Inc. is seeking a top-notch System Integration Engineer to join our team.  We’re an international Leader in state-of-the art optical-instrumentation in Chatsworth and have an immediate opening for a System Integration Engineer.  We’re seeking a multi-disciplinary candidate who is self-motivated and is able to set and meet goals.  The company is seeking an analytical, flexible and organized leader who can not only work as part of a dynamic team that specializes in developing state-of the art test range instrumentation but also be responsible for day to day monitoring and control of projects.

The System Integration Engineer will oversee the integration of electro-mechanical and optical systems.  The individual will provide systems engineering support to program teams.  This hands-on position will facilitate compliance of design and manufacturing with capability requirements through all phases of the project, from initial concept design through systems analysis/engineering, planning, execution and testing. Candidate will be responsible for interfacing between the design team and the production team and will ensure that the product meets or exceeds the user and quality requirements. 
Responsibilities include:

  • Perform mathematical analysis of optical tracking system performance.
  • Support new product development and ongoing programs.
  • Review customer requirement documents, interface with customers to validate understanding of requirements and support technical proposal activities. 
  • Communicate design requirements to Engineering group.
  • Work closely with Chief Systems Architect as well as with program team to define system concept, develop system performance models and flow down system requirements to sub-systems; manage and document system configurations.
  • Develop specifications, technical budget and verification matrixes.
  • Integrate and test the hardware and software elements of our optical tracking mount systems, including commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components.
    • Integration and testing occurs on-site both at Photo-Sonics and at various customer locations throughout the United States.
    • Duration of travel requirements can range from days to weeks.
    • International travel may be required, on occasion.
  • Develop and complete system specifications, test procedures, technical reports and analysis and oversee all transitions into production.    
  • Update Photo-Sonics’ proprietary Argus software.
  • Develop and execute system electrical and software test plans for product releases.

Requirements:

  • Qualified candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years related experience and a technical degree (BS, MS, PhD) in Engineering, Math, Computer Science or related field. 
  • A combination of applied mathematical experience and technical skills are necessary for this position, including background and work experience in design optimization using matrices, coordinate transformations, algebra, and solid geometry modeling.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++, Python, or MATLAB.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to handle priorities, write proposals, technical reports, define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and meet internal deliverables, schedules and deadlines.  
  • Candidate must possess excellent reasoning, communication and interpersonal skills to interact with multiple departments and customers. 
  • Individual must have knowledge and experience in the application and adaptation of COTS products to meet government system requirements.  
  • Candidate must be able to obtain security clearance. 
  • Position requires domestic and international traveling. 
  • System Integration Engineer will support periodic field-testing at customer sites for extended periods of time.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working on government military program contracts.  Prefer experience in servo control methods, electro optical system performance modeling, design and testing; as well as procuring, integrating and analyzing visible and infrared focal planes or detectors.  Strong skills in mathematical algorithm design with experience in the use of design tools such as MATLAB, Scilab or similar and able to perform complex mathematical and engineering calculation is desirable. Knowledge of Image Systems’ TrackEye software; fiber optics; cameras and lenses; and designing and planning architecture for network communications systems, including familiarity with video interfacing systems, 4K video projector systems, TACLANE Encryptors, and other communication devices are beneficial but training is provided as required.
Send us a copy of your resume, along with as much detail as possible of your most significant accomplishments in the design, improvement, installation, and support of optical and photonic devices used in aerospace applications.  Please send to Elenar@photosonics.com.

Affirmative Action/EOE

To be considered for the position, please contact Ms. Elena Becerra in the HR Department.  Please send a copy of your resume to Elenar@photosonics.com .




CNC Mill Machinist
JOB # 291

We're a close-knit team that enjoys working with each other in an entrepreneurial environment.  As a key member of our special team, you won’t feel as if you’re nothing more than a minor cog in the wheel of a large bureaucratic organization.  Imagine having the credibility and reputation of being part of building an expertise.  Photo-Sonics, Inc., an International Leader in state-of-the art optical-instrumentation has an immediate opening for a CNC Mill Machinist to join its team.  

The ideal candidate will have experience with editing CNC programs, conducting set ups and running conventional Mill & Lathe.  The CNC mill machinist must be able to work with close tolerance and have own hand tools.  Preferred candidate will have experience with Fadal.   

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Plans and manufactures components by reviewing blueprints, materials,   specifications, drawings, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Design and machine precision tooling and fixtures for jobs.
  • Perform daily maintenance on machines and cleanup of general work areas.
  • Interface with Engineering relating to prototype parts.
  • Maintain a neat and organized workstation as per health and safety standards.
  • Perform in-process inspections of production parts to maintain and ensure dimensional accuracy. All work must be recorded on machine shop travelers.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years minimum experience as a CNC Mill machinist
  • Proficient in the use of CNC machinery operations, set-up tooling, fixtures, measuring equipment.
  • Ability to read blueprints and work from process sheets.
  • Understanding of health and safety requirements relating to CNC operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and follow written and verbal instructions.  Must be able to interact productively and professionally with individual engineers, department managers, machine operators and other production personnel.
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Ability to use standard shop tools and gauges.
  • Ability to read blueprints or work to verbal instructions.
  • Ability to machine and measure 0.0001” or less tolerances.
  • Ability to remain flexible towards changes in scheduled duties on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work on own initiative without constant supervision.
  • Conventional lathe and or hone experience is a plus.

Physical requirements: Position requires ability to frequently stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Affirmative Action/EOE
We are an equal opportunity employer. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract prior to submitting resumes to Photo-Sonics, Inc.

To be considered for the position, please contact Ms. Elena Becerra in the HR Department.  Please send a copy of your resume to Elenar@photosonics.com .




Electrical Technician
Job # 292

We're a close-knit team that enjoys working with each other in an entrepreneurial environment.  As a key member of our special team, you won’t feel as if you’re nothing more than a minor cog in the wheel of a large organization.  We are located in the Chatsworth area and have an immediate opening for an Electrical Technician to join our team.   This position may be temporary to hire.

The Electrical Technician performs various assemblies, subassemblies, inspection, testing of prototypes, Tracking Mounts components, and other technical equipment.   The Electrical technician will test, and adjust completed unit to ensure that unit meets specifications, tolerances and customer order requirements. The Electrical Technician must have strong Electronics experience,  JSTE/ICP certified is preferred.   Other duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Install and maintain electrical control systems and equipment, and modify electrical prototypes, parts, and assemblies to correct problems.
  • Assemble, test, calibrate and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics.
  • Determines specifications by reading schematics, blueprints, specifications and other documents. 
  • Aligns parts, using fixtures, jigs and templates.
  • Connects and installs electrical wiring and harnesses.          
  • Measures parts to determine tolerances using precision measuring instruments such as oscilloscope, multimeter, vector scope, noise meter, etc.
  • Sets up, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs custom-designed manufacturing and test equipment.
  • Hand soldering components onto PCBs (printed circuit boards)
  • Solder electronic components to the JSTD and IPC industry standards.
  • Understand interfacing motor servo controls
  • Troubleshoot at component level
  • Inspect designs for quality control, report findings, and make recommendations.
  • Visually check work in process for solder defects and make adjustments as required.
  • Clean printed circuit boards and equipment as necessary.
  • Follow all Company Safety and ESD Program requirements.
  • Comply with ITAR/EAR.
  • Comply with AS9100.
  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Pref JSTD / IPC certified
  • High degree of electro-mechanical skills and analytic ability.
  • Understand electro mechanical concepts
  • Position requires minimum 5 years’ related electrical technician experience nts.
  • Able to work with high voltage
  • Familiar with Institute for Printed Circuit (IPC) standards for correct soldering and rework methods, including soldering fine pitch surface mount technology (SMT) and through hole components.
  • Must be able to read schematics, blueprints, complex assembly drawings, diagrams, instructions specifications and other documents (BOMs, etc.).
  • Must be familiar with both surface mount and thru hole soldering techniques
  • Experience using crimpers, calipers & micrometers
  • Detail Oriented
  • Good communication skills, ability to interface effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Flexible to work in different environments (rain, cold weather, etc.)
  • Physical Requirements of this position requires ability to walk, sit, climb, see, stand, and repetitive motion of hands, reaching, pulling heavy cables, heavy lifting up to 50 lbs.

Affirmative Action/EOE

We are an equal opportunity employer. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract prior to submitting resumes to Photo-Sonics, Inc.

To be considered for the position, please contact Ms. Elena Becerra in the HR Department.  Please send a copy of your resume to Elenar@photosonics.com .



 
     
 

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