Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. We strive to create the perfect pool experience and designs and produces the equipment that makes the pool work.
We currently have a full time opening for a Mechanical Engineer III - Electro-Mechanical in our Vista, California headquarters.
The ideal candidate will be a mechanical engineer with many years of product design experience in a fast paced team environment. This engineering position will have responsibilities across a range of products including automation, lighting and water care. The primary responsibility will be new product development with some engineering sustaining work as needed. This engineer will work as a key leader within an engineering team to develop and improve global products for the swimming pool industry with a specific focused on our lighting category.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To be a key project leader in the development of new technologies and products.
Maintain a strong leadership role in product development programs as the team's engineer, meeting task goals and deadlines.
Design parts, assemblies and systems using SolidWorks CAD software.
Analyze part designs using sound engineering principles, FEA software and the utilization of in-house prototyping methods.
Participate in product development programs as the team's engineer, meeting project goals and deadlines.
Work with suppliers to ensure project goals are met and to resolve any engineering issues that arise.
Oversee activities of testing personnel and designers to meet project goals.
Develop and document test plans and Engineering Changes.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering.
7+ years of mechanical engineering experience focusing on new product development of mechanical systems or products.
Very highly proficient mechanical design skills using SolidWorks CAD software.
Experience designing electrical and electronic systems and products.
Knowledge of electronic components, motors, electrical hardware, housings, assemblies, sheet metal forming and fabrication, etc.
Ability to work effectively and independently, as a team leader and as a team member.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional problem solving skills and ability to perform root cause analysis and identify a solution.
Proven track record of accomplished projects with increasing responsibilities.
Willing and experienced in travelling domestically and overseas as needed.
Experienced in new product development of lighting products and/or products requiring underwater sealing.
Some knowledge of and experience with various types of plastics and metals including their use in product designs.
Experience with PDM (product data management) systems.
Strong knowledge of plastics injection molding and tooling.
Strong experience in the design and use of electronic systems.
Knowledge of safety compliance agency requirements (UL, ETL, CSA, etc).
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Zodiac Pools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and dedicated to a diverse work force. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.