Mechanical Designer

  • Location
    San Diego , California
  • Category
    Engineering - Mechanical
  • Job type

A Design Engineer position in South San Diego, CA is available through Modis Engineering for a direct-client of ours. We are looking for a Design Engineer with three to six years of experience to support the R&D Department. You must have a hands-on attitude and excellent follow-though and independent judgement skills. This is a 4 month contract to hire opportunity with the company, paying a competitive salary.

R&D Design Engineer Job Summary:

Design and detail recycling machinery from concept to series production under consideration of manufacturability, serviceability and costs
Modification of machines to fit individual applications
Generate accurate, detailed drawings in SolidWorks software, and complete in a manner consistent with company design guidelines and industry GD&T standards.
Close interaction with production, vendors and other related departments to deliver a high quality product on time and on budget.
Consult with engineers and managers regarding materials, specifications, and design criteria to ensure models and drawings are developed per customer and system requirements.
Interpret complex engineering specifications and apply those specifications to the design of components and sub-assemblies using sound design principles, creative and independent judgment.
Communicate with vendors to gather necessary information about parts and applications and provide detailed information to the purchasing department.
Define and coordinate fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering, design and customer specifications.
Evaluate field applications and recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
Synthesize complex or diverse information; collect, research and interpret data; define production procedures and design required fixtures / devices; generate creative solutions; translate concepts and information into images; apply design principles; Utilize engineering tools like FEA simulation, engineering formulas; demonstrate attention to detail.

Required Skills:

Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
3+ years of experience in 3D modeling and drafting in SolidWorks.
Heavy equipment design experience: sheet metal, structural steel weldments, power transmission, hydraulic systems
Knowledge of mechanical parts, hydraulics and pneumatics
Good understanding of manufacturing processes such as welding, machining, assembly
Proactive, solution and detail oriented, good communication skills, hands-on skills

If you are interested in this 4 month contract to hire R&D Design Engineer job in Otay Mesa, CA then please click APPLY NOW. For questions, please email For other opportunities available at Modis Engineering go to and
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