Mechanical Designer - 3341
HGST, a Western Digital company, is a market leader in enterprise hard disk drives and develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and external storage solutions and services that are used by large and sophisticated technology companies to store, preserve and manage data. HGST storage solutions have a reputation for quality, reliability and innovation. Our drives are trusted by the world’s high-transactional enterprises, Internet services companies, creative professionals, and consumer electronics and automotive system manufacturers to store the avalanche of new content resulting from cloud computing and services, virtualization, social networks, HD video and mobile platforms.
The company employs tens of thousands of people throughout the world. We have manufacturing locations in the US, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and China. Development laboratories are located in San Jose, CA and Rochester, MN, USA; and in Odawara and Fujisawa, Japan. Our sales and technical support offices are strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
An experienced mechanical designer for disk drive development using 3D CAD to support layout of new product designs from conceptual phase to completion of final design along with documentation and specifications. Responsibilities include ability to architect the drive laying out components and assemblies while considering spacing and specification requirements, design components and sub-assemblies, define requirements for proper fit and assembly involving critical datums, perform tolerance analyses for critical assemblies, select component materials for function and manufacturability, determine component manufacturing methods for high volvume production, and provide feedback to engineers for refinement of the design and functionality. He will also work with engineers from various functional areas supporting the product development and qualification. He will also have ownership of some components working with suppliers on the design, specifications, DFM, and testing to qualify components. The designer will provide drawing and EC support.
Associate’s degree (AS) with 10-15 years of experience in design and drafting. Extensive 3D CAD experience for mechanical design especially in disk drive development. Catia V5 experience desired. Can provide 3D layouts in early development including component and sub-assembly designs, and manufacturing methods given constraints and requirements of the product. Knowledge of part and assembly datum methods to design for high volume manufacturing. Have worked with suppliers on component design and qualification, and is familiar with manufacturing processes such as die casting, injection molding, stamping, machining and other high volume manufacturing methods. Familiar with materials and can determine best selection to meet desgin and manufacturing requirements. Knowledge of ANSI and/or ISO drafting standards, as well as GD&T. Can review drawings for accuracy, proper notation, dimensioning, and tolerancing. Experience with engineering change and EC release processes. Must have good communication skills, highly motivated, able to present and discuss design concepts and recommendations, can work independently, and demonstrate innovative design skills and ability for creative problem solving.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the intent of HGST, Inc. to hire the best-qualified candidates for opportunities within the company, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and military status. However, applicant eligibility for employment-authorized immigration status, temporary or permanent, will be considered. Any subsequent sponsorship for permanent residence is at the sole discretion of HGST, Inc. management, and is based on job performance, contribution, and business requirements.