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Mechanical/Electromechanical Engineer at IMPCO Technologies in Santa Ana, California

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The Mechanical/Electro-mechanical Design Engineer will always represent the Company professionally. Act legally and ethically, respecting customers and partners while acting in the best interest of the Company.

The position requires active participation in small and large projects, including the preparation and maintenance of ISO and PPAP related materials such as DFMEA, BOM creation, PFMEA and performance/validation records.

In addition, this position is responsible for post launch engineering support.

Essential Functions: 



  • Creates concepts of new products from scratch or leveraging on existing designs when appropriate. Creatively addresses technical issues with innovative and cost effective solutions.

  • Prepares and manages comprehensive project development plans. Prioritizes and coordinates development, testing & validation, and production release activities for new and existing products.


  • Performs FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation) studies and is able to extrapolate meaningful conclusions. Creates data and uses appropriate statistical analysis techniques to extrapolate conclusions.


  • Develops 3D models and 2D drawings, BOMs, ES (engineering specifications) and testing procedures/calibrations to support the industrialization process for new or modified products.


  • Supports the prototype procurement process, managing existing suppliers while developing new vendors. Experiments and introduces new manufacturing technologies and materials for better performance and lower cost.


  • Assemble and test prototype units to validate concepts and generate the required test data to guide the development process and demonstrate component durability and performance.


  • Prepares and updates all engineering design documentation for submission through the Company Engineering change/release process. Creates and uses best practice tools and techniques such as DFMEA, PFMEA and performance/validation records.


  • Supports sales efforts and directly respond to field/customer and vendor inquiries. Prepares and presents technical/commercial information as appropriate for new and existing programs. Facilitates the appropriate application of the company’s product.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • BS Electrical Engineering, BS Aerospace Engineering or BS Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering.

  • MS in related field desirable

  • Three to five years’ experience in mechanical, mechatronics or robotics engineering required.

  • Proficient in Solidworks, FEA and CFD software.

  • Knowledge of measurement techniques and instrumentation

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA.

  • Demonstrated experience with gaseous or pneumatic regulation and/or metering systems.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of Internal Combustion Engines and emission related issues required.

  • Ability to work co-operatively with co-workers, vendors, and customers.

  • Excellent emotional intelligence (EI), written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Relentless, Self-starter, self-learner and self-motivated, able to grow and develop opportunities.

  • Obsessed with conquering complexity and finding creative solutions to achieve goals.

  • Able to deliver high quality work while working in a fast paced environment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

This position performs some sedentary office work and requires the ability to move throughout the building to interact with employees/vendors.  The position answers telephone calls, bends, reaches and pushes and pulls file drawers.  This position uses a computer terminal to access, input and retrieve data.  Finger dexterity may be required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.  May be required to work

Part-time Assembler

Job Summary: Under supervision, assembles mechanical parts to complete finished units. Performs required checkouts through the use of precision measuring instruments and special equipment.

Essential Functions:


  • Assembles mechanical parts to complete finished units within the established assembly time.

  • Performs required check-outs through precision measuring instruments and special test equipment.

  • Refers to written instructions to build sub-assemblies and units.

  • Uses precision measuring instruments and a wide variety of small hand tools.

  • Reworks sub-assemblies and units or modifies existing parts.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Regular attendance.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School graduate or GED equivalent.

  • Ability to communicate in English.

  • Ability to read, work and follow instructions in English.

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:


This position requires standing for eight hours per day. May be required to bend, push and pull product. This position may be required to use hand tools. This position may require the use of solvents and/or lubricants. May be required to lift boxes and parts up to 40lbs.

Test & Validation Technician

IMPCO is a world leader in the manufacture of alternative fuel systems for the industrial and power generation markets. Not only are we a high-powered growth organization making dynamic products, we are also helping to make the world a better place to live.

We currently have an opening for a Test and Validation Technician.

Please see the job description below for more details.

Job Summary: The Test & Validation Technician is an integral member of the R & D Engineering team supporting the development, prototyping, testing and validation of electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or electromechanical devices. Also provide support with the general maintenance required to keep the Engineering Laboratory in working order, safe and functional.

Essential Functions:


  • Install and removal of component and fuel system equipment on testing platforms, including but not limited to vibration table, thermal chambers, corrosion baths and engine dynamometers, etc.

  • Configure test equipment/instrumentation as appropriate

  • Complete the testing of components or systems on testing platforms.

  • Gather required supplies from inventory, vendors, etc.

  • Create, organize and maintain functional work areas.

  • Carry out projects as directed.

  • Document and prepare reports as required.

  • Work on customer supplied vehicles/applications.

  • Operate laboratory equipment.

  • Service and maintain test equipment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronics or Mechanical preferred.

  • Three to five years hands on experience in a testing and validation environment.

  • Labview programming desirable.

  • Pressure/Flow test experience desirable.

  • Engine test experience desirable.

  • Demonstrated PC based data acquisition and control systems experience.

  • Hands on experience with mechanical assembly and configuration of test fixtures.

  • Basic machining skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with managers, coworkers and outside customers.

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

This position performs some sedentary office work and requires the ability to move throughout the building to interact with employees/vendors. The position answers telephone calls, bends, reaches and pushes and pulls file drawers. This position uses a computer terminal to access, input and retrieve data. Finger dexterity may be required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator. May be required to lift boxes and parts up to 50lbs. The position may require travel either by vehicle or by plane.