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Mechanical Engineer – Automation Equipment Design

Opening: Immediate
Location: Burlingame, CA
Posted: October, 2015


Aperia Technologies is solving hard engineering problems in the vehicle efficiency space. We are looking for a seasoned Mechanical Engineer to join our team, to apply a mastery of engineering analysis, mechanical design, and volume production methods to develop amazing products. Working at Aperia, expect to stretch your problem solving skills daily; you will regularly solve technical challenges which require a highly developed mix of theoretical know-how, strategic thinking, and hands-on engineering. If you are a talented engineer and team-player with a knack for taking ideas from napkin to high-volume production, you have come to the right place.


  • Own the development of electro-mechanical automation equipment and mfg fixtures, from concept definition and system specification through design, production release and qualification
  • Responsible for all aspects of equipment projects, including system architecture definition, user requirements, component selection and design, test planning, prototype fabrication & testing, and final production release
  • Create detailed documentation of specifications, test reports, protocols, user instructions, etc; responsible for documentation release to Arena PLM system
  • Apply strong electro-mechanical engineering skills to ensure correct design of control electronics, wiring, mechanisms, structures, and wear-interfaces
  • Develop and implement novel control strategies, with support form the R&D team
  • Manage outside suppliers, contract manufacturers, and design partners to design and build future automation equipment and automated assy lines
  • Conduct equipment maintenance as needed, and manage training of maintenance personnel


  • Minimum 4 years of full-time electromechanical design experience developing automated assy tools, test systems, robotics, and mechanisms
  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a production environment
  • Portfolio that demonstrates exceptional technical ingenuity, and the ability to execute the design of novel concepts through to final implementation
  • Proven ability in cross-disciplinary leadership and collaboration
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong proficiency in Solidworks 2012 or later is required
  • Minimum BSME from an accredited engineering institution preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level


    If you are a talented, passionate, and ready to take on a challenging position, please submit your resume and cover letter using the link below.

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    Aperia is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law. While Aperia has normal working conditions, extended work hours may be required to meet assignment deadlines. The physical demands required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job are typical. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.