Sr. Mechanical Engineer

San Diego, California
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Job Title: Sr. Mechanical Engineer 

Reports to: Sr. Director of Engineering 


Department: Engineering 

Direct Reports: None 


Effective Date:  02/11/2021 

Salary/Hourly: Salary (FLSA Exemption: Administrative) 


Location: San Diego, CA 

Pay Range: $85 - $95K 




The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will assist with all aspects of antenna design work related to embedded and external antenna products for Cellular/LTE, WiFi, 5G (sub 6GHz and/or mm-wave) applications.  They will be required to learn and know every step involved in the build process from conceptual design to final assembly and installation characteristics.  This position will work closely with antenna engineers, field-application engineers and customers to understand design and test requirements and specifications.  


Essential Job Functions 

  • Preform conceptual and detailed level mechanical design and analysis of indoor and ruggedized outdoor antenna systems including antenna components, IP-related enclosures, printed circuit boards and structural elements 

  • Develop and design test plans for basic mechanical systems and conduct testing of products to verify compliance with design regulations. 

  • Assist in fabrication, assembly and testing of prototypes and customer samples.  

  • Draft production documents such as SOP’s and Quality Assurance 

  • Work closely with the design Engineering team and field-application Engineering team to identify and resolve issues related to detail part fabrication, test setup, assembly and during testing. 

  • Preform comprehensive 3D modelling and drafting. 

  • Transition products from product development to production. 

  • Thoroughly document work in an organized and detailed manner 

  • Preform reviews of mechanical test and alignment data and resolve test anomaly issues. 

  • Work with other functional groups and departments as required in the design and test development lifecycle.  Also, comprehensively work with internal/external manufacturing partners to ensure product quality meets customers requirements. 






  • Integrity:  Establish and maintain honest, effective relationships with employees at all levels in the organization and gain their trust and respect. Be accessible, a good listener and put others at ease at all times. Develop a reputation for being dependable, sincere, and trustworthy. Adapt to change and shift gears comfortably. 

  • Innovation:  Develop new ideas and suggest new visions for the company. Take a creative approach to implemented business policies. Have self-knowledge and confidence to communicate, listen and persuade colleagues to improve the company on all levels. 

  • Initiative:  Work independently, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Prepare clear and concise reports without the need for constant management. Combine analysis, experience, and judgment to make good decision in a timely manner. Tenacity to make important decisions with limited information and tight deadlines while learning to be flexible in other situations. 

  • Intelligence: Utilize relevant experience and resources to be very productive and efficient in planning and executing work. Orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal. Seek input and advice from colleagues in order to receive more successful results pertaining to reports and projects. Focus on the achievement of goals that produce results. 

  • Interaction:  Build morale and motivate the team with energy, encouragement and enthusiasm. Recognize solutions for difficult or conflict situations—seeking feedback on how to resolve issues. Distinguish the need to change the personal and interpersonal behavior of colleagues in an efficient matter. Show eagerness to be part of a team-unit and cooperate in the accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives.  Work comfortably in a cross-functional environment.  



  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience as a mechanical engineer 

  • Experience in design and manufacturing of high volume commercial and/or consumer products preferably in the wireless/telecom/antenna design industry.  

  • Experience in antenna designs and material selection, antenna carrier and/or housing structural components 

  • Strong 3D CAD design skills using SolidWorks, Creo, Inventor, etc. 

  • Experience with FEA thermal and structural analysis preferred 

  • Strong manufacturing process knowledge including plastic injection molding, metal forming, casting, PCBs, and electronic assembly 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  


Knowledge/Skill/Ability Requirements 

  • Education level: BA/BS degree in Mechanical Engineering; Masters preferred. 

  • Knowledge of working with 3D printers, PCB cutting and circuit prototyping (such as LPKF machines), thermal chamber, vibration table, impact test equipment, drop test equipment, force gauges, calipers, micrometers and hand power tools.  

  • Requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills. 

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment. 


Physical, Mental, and Environmental Demands 

  • Must be able to work in a seated or standing position, for periods up to an exceeding 8.0 hours per day. 

  • Extensive use of a mouse and keyboard. 

  • Extended viewing of a computer screen. 

  • Use of a telephone. 

  • Bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, twisting, and standing. 


Who we are and our technology 

NimbeLink is an engineering, results driven company. Our teams thrive on solving complex problems for our customers.  NimbeLink became a valued part of Airgain, Inc. in January 2021 and we are excited to be expanding our development team.  

NimbeLink develops cellular carrier certified Skywire modems that customers embed into their products as the critical link to enable Internet connectivity for their solutions.  Our products range from low power, low bandwidth LTE-M modems through high speed/bandwidth CAT4 modems and into evolving 5G technologies.  We also develop leading edge products for a few select customers.   

Our technology:  C++, C, gcc, Linux, FreeTROSmbedOpenWRTYocto, ARM and MIPS hardware targets, Python. 

Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth device communications – AM355x, AR9331, PX30, LS1012A, STM32L4 and/or similar platforms.  


What we offer 

  • 100% employee benefits premium covered.  

  • Options for profit sharing 

  • 4% 401K match 

  • Ability to participate in annual bonus and stock annual programs 

Please send resume and salary requirements to Ms. Haylee Mohn People and Culture Manager 


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