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Mechanical Design Engineer

skyTran Inc Irvine, CA
  • Expired: 28 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are designing the first human-rated, commercial-ready version of our technology. We are looking for a sharp, creative mechanical engineer to work directly with our head of mechanical engineer (who honored as a Top 25 Prolific Inventor by the The US Patent and Trademark Office) to rapidly evaluate concepts, develop models, and create prototypes.

At skyTran, we operate in a very open and rigorous way, challenging each other for the better of the company. The right candidate should be comfortable defending and debating design choices, as well as question others.


  • Take whiteboard concepts and turn into 3D models.

  • Analyze alternatives for performance, cost, and producibility.

  • Work directly with electrical engineers to scope the entire electromechanical system.

  • Interface with simulation engineers to understand the effect of design decisions on the system dynamics.

  • Participate in the rigorous subsystems engineering phase to validate designs against system requirements.

  • Lead the fabrication of prototypes as part of the validation process.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2-5 years industry experience, OR Master’s degree with substantial project experience.

  • Coursework in Design or Drafting preferred.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in SolidWorks CAD.

  • Automotive or aerospace experience a plus.

  • Experience with GD&T (ASME Y-14.5M) strongly preferred.

  • Experience with PDM strongly preferred

  • FEA capabilities a plus - SolidWorks Sim, Ansys, or COMSOL..

  • Hands-on experience a plus - shop fabrication, assembly, maintenance, and/or mechatronics.

skyTran Inc

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