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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Luminator Technology Group
Plano, TX
Expired: March 09, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Department: Engineering

Job Status: Full-time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Director of Engineering

Division: Mass Transit

Amount of Travel Required: up to 10%

Work Schedule: M-F

Positions Supervised: 0

Luminator Technology Group is a global leader in technology solutions that increase intelligence, safety, and efficiency for public transit operations. Delivering a universal portfolio of hardware and software solutions through well-known and well-established regional organizations, Luminator is a global company with a small-enterprise approach and commitment to customer success, serving customers in more than 85 countries, and employing nearly 1,000 people worldwide.

Luminator is a leading innovator in the design and manufacturing of communications and lighting products for more than 90 years in transit, rail, and aerospace industries. Luminator is seeking to fill our full-time Senior Mechanical Engineer role to join our growing and dynamic Engineering Team where you will be an integral part of the team by providing valuable input as we work toward assessing and implementing goals and mission of the department and Luminator.

The successful Senior Mechanical Engineer candidate will be part of a team working to expand a strong and proven concept that has solid growth potential, with the opportunity to create substantial shareholder value. You will be responsible for developing mechanical components and technology for new and existing aviation-based interior and exterior lighting products for commercial and military aircraft.

Why Work at Luminator?

Luminator possess great company culture! We offer a competitive total compensation package, including annual incentives. We offer a generous PTO plan, plus 8 paid company holidays, and 3 floating holidays. Luminator offers a wide range of benefits, including healthcare, dental, vision, and 401k options as well as earning time off on your first day! In this role, you'll be part of a team that is building an inclusive and diverse culture of excellence! This role will be integral in setting the tone and culture at Luminator.


The successful candidate will have the ability to challenge the organization effectively, resolve problems, and willing to provide a hands-on approach in finding solutions. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities in performing the essential functions.
  • Designs innovative new products ensuring they meet the functional, cost, reliability, manufacturability, and safety requirements.
  • Engage in system concept development, requirements engineering, system architecture development and evaluation, and test strategy development.
  • Execute the design, analysis, and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements.
  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Identifies, quantifies, and implements tools, methods, processes, and equipment, which have the potential to improve the quality, reliability and productivity of the department.
  • Uses advanced techniques and modified extension of theories to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
  • Determines and develops own approach to solutions within schedule and cost objectives.
  • Develop design criteria, collaborate on requirements, and drive system-level optimization.
  • Own product delivery timeline through conception, design, assembly, and launch.
  • Identifies and resolves defects of basic scope using proper engineering tools and techniques.
  • Other job duties as required.


The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be an experienced, operationally oriented professional who can successfully lead as a very hands-on Mechanical Engineer to scale for additional growth and maximize potential.

This professional will possess:
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.
  • Give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Use mathematics to solve problems.
  • Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Use scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • 3-5 years of mechanical design required. LED lighting. Experience is RTCA DO-160 Electro-Mechanical drivetrains and motors, Machined components, Sheet Metal, Injection Molding Electronic packaging.
  • Familiarity working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams. Experience with structural, thermal and/or tolerance analysis.
  • Proficiency with other Microsoft Office applications is required, including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prior experience with Mechanical systems: ANSYS, CATIA, SolidWorks preferred.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering.


The Senior Mechanical Engineer will prioritize and broadly execute the following:
  • Proficiency with other Microsoft Office applications is required, including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Superior experience with Mechanical systems: ANSYS, CATIA, SolidWorks preferred.


Plano is a city in the state of Texas, just north of downtown Dallas. It is a hub for many corporate headquarters and has been rated by Forbes as the safest city in 2011. Plano has many visitors, 80% of which are business travelers. The Preston Road area is home to major corporate headquarters of Fortune 1000 companies which have brought thousands of jobs to the area.

Plano has two major space reserves: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (200 acres) and Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve (800 acres). Bob Woodruff Park and Oak Point Park are connected by biking trails providing an abundance of outdoor recreation for families in Plano. These parks also include activities such as zip lining and Tarzan swings. They have five recreation centers that feature pools, dog parks, and amphitheaters for entertainment. This represents 84 parks. They feature an annual balloon festival every September that draws thousands.

Collin College has two campuses in Plano. Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Dallas Baptist University also have campuses in Plano. There are 70 public schools and 16 private schools. Plano has more graduates than other comparable communities in Texas, graduating 93% of their classes, and score 18 percentage points higher than the same population in Dallas. Many graduate as National Merit Scholars.

Plano is served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). They provide commuter services via bus and light rail systems. The system is used by 1% of the population.

As far as arts, culture, and entertainment, Plano is home to over 700 restaurants. There is a thriving downtown scene that is rated in the top ten within the country. This includes new office spaces as well as major retail establishments. Plano is a major, busy, bustling city and one of the best places in the United States to live.


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Luminator Technology Group intends to provide a safe and drug-free work environment for our customers and our employees, as a condition of employment Luminator Technology Group will require a negative drug screen as a pre-employment process due to working on or with federal contracts.

It is the policy of Luminator to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Luminator prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

The above described responsibilities and requirements are a general guide for the role you are applying for and are not all inclusive of the job requirements.

Luminator Technology Group does not accept staffing agency candidates for our postings.

All positions posted are required to be in office unless otherwise posted.


Luminator Technology Group

Plano, TX
75094 USA



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