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Mechanical Engineer - Optical Solutions


Molex possesses a rich heritage in the optical industry. We provide the highest performing and field-proven wavelength management solutions from individual components and modules to integrated line-cards. We strive for continuous innovation in cutting edge WSS technology and comprehensive optical, mechanical, electrical and software integration capabilities to serve the needs of high-density, high-bandwidth, and flexible optical networks.

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work within a highly capable team of mechanical, optical and electrical engineers to build the most innovative and complex Wavelength Selective Switches for our international clients. The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and implement the design of optical modules and assemblies and will have a good understanding of processes used to develop and manufacture complex products composed of mechanical, electrical, and optical components.

The Mechanical Engineer will gain knowledge and be responsible for the overall mechanical design, specifications, and performance of developing products and assemblies for use in telecom applications and next generation agile optical networks.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Design & develop cutting-edge wavelength selective switch (WSS) systems & subsystems from concept through procurement
      • 3D modelling (Solidworks, Creo) of product & fixturing
      • Balance customer requirements, Design for Manufacturing, cross-functional team inputs, and industry standard qualification testing
      • Set up and run simplified thermal & structural simulations
      • Feed back mechanical design constraints to other team members to arrive at practical design inputs
      • Conduct structured design reviews, document design decisions, and plan milestones for mechanical design delivery
      • 2D spec creation (Solidworks, Creo) including GD&T per ASME Y14.5-2009
      • Maintain proper version control in PDM system via ECO in change management systems (Omnify, Solidworks PDM, TortoiseSVN)
      • Perform research on technology & manufacturing techniques to promote future generation products
    • Continuous improvement of existing WSS modules
      • 3D modelling (Solidworks, Creo) of product & fixturing
      • Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis of mechanical aspects of product
      • Design production improvements for cost reductions & manufacturability
      • Work closely with suppliers to resolve any issues related to performance, fabrication, qualification status, and cost of components
      • Work with Product Lifecycle Management team to act upon customer feedback
    • Collaborate with a global team of engineers to foster mutual benefit
      • Handoff of requirements documents & simplified design files for off-site simulation teams to perform detailed thermal and stress analyses
      • Collaborate on design tasks & delegate work to global supporting engineering staff

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of mechanical design experience
  • Experience and advanced proficiency with SolidWorks 3D modelling
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing per ASME Y14.5-2009
  • Knowledge of standard engineering-grade metal, finishing and plating techniques

    • Knowledge of part fabrication and design for manufacturing including: CNC, EDM, injection molding, rapid prototyping

    • Experience and familiarity with a revision control and structured change/ECO management processes

    • Working knowledge of complex tolerance analyses

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • Experience with Creo Parametric (Pro/Engineer)
    • Experience with hands-on machining & fabrication, including milling, lathing, wire-EDM, and additive manufacturing
    • Familiarity with simulation and data analysis tools for finite element, thermal, vibration, stress analysis 
    • Experience with precision glass-metal interface design and assembly techniques (structural/thermal considerations, safety factor calculations, epoxy choice and analysis)
    • Experience with shipping packaging design to meet industry standard & customer-specified requirements

    Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
    Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

    This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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