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Mechanical Design Engineer

Hermetic Solutions Group
Minden, NV
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Cristek manufactures electrical connectors, cable assemblies, harnesses, and related electro-mechanical products, and holds multiple quality certifications including AS9100 & ISO 9001. Cristek, established in 1985, is headquarters located in Anaheim, CA with divisions in North Billerica, MA and Minden, NV. This position is in our rapidly expanding Minden, NV location. The Mechanical Design Engineer II will collaborate with associates across multiple departments & sites, to develop and maintain Engineering documentation, production, and compliance to AS9100 standards

Some key functions include -Develops and improves manufacturing processes and mechanical/Electrical designs by studying product and manufacturing methods. Will collaborate with the design and production teams on various design projects, using in-depth knowledge of the latest design trends and engineering software to lead the way. In addition to being a good communicator, should be creative thinkers with excellent problem-solving skills. Travel to Minden/Anaheim may be required during manufacturing and test phases. (5-15% time allocation) Experience in Aerospace and Spaceflight hardware desired


  • Essential Functions/ Responsibilities
  • Skiled in Solidworks (similar CAD) and GD&T to compliance for manufacturing, machining, and assembly
  • Must have demonstrated professional knowledge of engineering principles, strong analytical and critical thinking, and innovation skills
  • Direct experience with Product Lifecycle Management systems and CAD data management.
  • Strong knowledge of CAD and software systems such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and LabView.
  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 GD&T.
  • Must be able to resolve technical problems, effectively manage multiple technical projects simultaneously, and work with customer contacts to define design parameters
  • Ability to identify and mitigate project/design risks and communicate project/design goals and requirements
  • Must have a high level of comprehension and numerical ability (analytical), detail-orientation with solid organizational skills
  • Must have an understanding of drawing requirements and standards
  • Works with Sales and Marketing to review, analyze, and interpret the technical requirements contained in requests for proposal (RFP) or requests for quotation (RFQ)
  • Collaborates with Operations and Manufacturing to ensure new product designs are cost effective for production (design for manufacturability)
  • Technical writing – Proven experience in the drafting of formal project documentation, which can include such topics as: proposal, certification, testing, installation, and work process documentation
  • Develop solid models, part drawings, assembly drawings, BOMs, and process documentation for electro-mechanical products, tooling, and test fixtures.
  • Actively participate and support peer design reviews and other team efforts.
  • Consolidate input from software users to implement standards, macros, and other improvements to optimize efficiency.
  • Work and communicate regularly with Marketing, Engineering, Quality and Operations
  • ITAR: Must be able to legally work in the United States. Position requires the candidate to be a US Person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (US Citizenship or Resident Alien Status) and defined by 8 USC 1101(a) (20).
  • The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.


  • BS or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering., or similar field.
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years Engineering experience.
  • Direct experience with Product Lifecycle Management systems and CAD data management.
  • Experience with PFEMA Audit, design for manufacturability, work instruction creation
  • Strong knowledge of CAD and software systems such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and LabView.
  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 GD&T.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, and assembly & testing of precision electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of MIL-Specs and other industry standards used in aerospace and defense designs.
  • Exposure to the design and/or specifications of electrical connectors, including mico-D, Dsub, Nano, and RF.
  • Exposure to the use of Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Multi-meters, and associated lab equipment.
  • Programming and test experience with LabView, Python, or similar environments.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, decision making, & problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Mix of office and production floor
  • Test lab with exposure to sudden, loud noises
  • Ability to work independently to create and deliver testing results.


  • 401k with Match
  • 9/80 Schedule
  • Vision, Dental, Medical
  • Life, STD, and LTD

Hermetic Solutions Group


Minden, NV
89423 USA



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