Applied Minds

Mechanical Design Engineer



The Mechanical Design Engineer will design and build tangible and functional prototypes and products.  The ideal candidate will help drive the efforts in engineering and fabricating prototypes, models, and finished assemblies according to specifications. 


  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Electromechanical design
  • Mechanism design
  • Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and servomotor actuation
  • Fabrication - hands-on
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5 plus years of applicable design work experience
  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or related field highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience designing mechanisms and actuation
  • Demonstrated design, engineering and CAD modeling skills with the ability to transfer designs to CNC programming and effective parts/systems production
  • Mechanical design and production experience in at least one, and preferably more of the following industries:  automotive, race car design, off-highway equipment, entertainment, theme parks, aerospace, medical, and consumer products
  • Demonstrated hands on experience in mechanical design, electrical and electronics integration in mechanical systems, prototyping, fabrication, and creating finished high performance systems
  • Machine shop experience with manual mills and lathes required - CAM software programming for CNC machining a plus
  • Able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with team members from diverse disciplines
  • Advanced materials applications and manufacturing experience including high performance alloys, composites and engineering plastics
  • Comfortable and effective working in a fast paced, rapid prototyping environment, with highly creative design teams


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