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Mechanical Engineer

Posted on June 19th, 2014
Location: San Diego

UK is a unique company in that we consistently exceed expectations in all that we do. Our products are equally praised by divers and firemen, utility workers and outdoor enthusiasts. Moreover, we design and manufacture a remarkably diverse product line, never failing to provide our customers with the most innovative technology and rugged construction, all here in the USA. For over 40 years, UK has been in the business of designing and manufacturing lights, containers and accessories for use in harsh environments. Our manufacturing facility houses both injection molding and assembly operations, in addition to a tool room. UK exports to over 60 countries.


  • Manage and participate in design projects, developing innovative solutions to mechanical problems
  • Work as a project team member to ensure efficient completion of all activities required to meet project outcomes
  • Participate in identifying and developing product requirements
  • Translate requirements into basic specifications and designs with moderate guidance
  • Develop and maintain detailed CAD files and technical drawings
  • Conduct performance testing of new and existing products with moderate guidance
  • Collaborate closely with various departments to ensure total customer satisfaction
  • Support the UK mission of continuous improvement in design, manufacturing, and quality

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or higher in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in product development
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to work on simultaneous projects
  • Excellent verbal, written and graphical communication skills

Critical Areas of Experience:

  • 3D CAD systems (Solidworks preferred)
  • Applications of mechanics of materials, structural design, and FEA
  • Plastics and injection molding
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Material costing

Favorable Qualifications:

  • Experience with injection molding design and mold-flow analysis
  • Familiarity with designing sealed protective enclosures
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanisms and kinematics
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Fluency in Chinese
  • Availability to travel periodically

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