torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023
Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.
Divergent has invented a complete manufacturing solution to address system level challenges. The Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) is a complete software hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. To make the complex simple, it is a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically computationally engineers, additively manufactures, and assembles any complex structure. The system is able to move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models.
Purpose of Job:
This role performs all aspects of the machining work flow including process design, fixture design & fabrication, CNC programming, machining, inspection, and general shop activities.This job will construct prototype suspension, powertrain, and chassis components for high performance vehicles and help bring development programs to maturity. As the machining technical expert,you will invent new machining related technology with the team and cultivate those ideas through the patent process.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:
Complete advanced machining projects in the automotive and 3d printing industries. Use CAM (NX or Fusion360 preferred) to produce 3 and 5-axis milling programs for first article parts and prototypes.
Design and fabricate tools to support needs ranging from single use R&D to high-rate production. Use CAD (NX, Fusion360, or Solidworks preferred) to design tools, jigs, and fixtures for machining operations. Candidate should have prior experience designing tools and a good understanding of tooling best practices.
Setup and operate CNC 3-axis, 3+2, and 5-axis mills to manufacture first article parts including prototype suspension, powertrain, and chassis components for high-performance vehicle platforms. Familiarity with Haas and Heidenhain controllers preferred.
Able to perform machine maintenance and assist with general shop activities.
Participate in the vehicle design process and provide manufacturing guidance for new parts and programs. Must be able to interpret drawings and understand GD&T.
Contribute to innovative machining and workholding solutions related to additive manufacturing. Test and validate solutions, refine concepts, and assist in the patent process.
60% - On the shop floor, machine operation: moving parts, high noise level, machine electrical, hot/cold weather, dust/debris
40% - Office, desk work: None
High School / GED minimum. Completion of related technical program, associates, or similar is preferred
3+ years in setup/operation and 2+ years programming in a machining environment.
Strong programming and CAM skills (NX or Fusion360 preferred)
Ability to use CAD for modeling and setup (NX, Fusion360, or Solidworks preferred)
Exceptional in the creation of overall machining strategy for first article parts.
Total familiarity with CNC machine operation, processes, best practices, maintenance, etc.
Experience with Haas and Heidenhain controllers preferred
Capable of designing fixtures for locating and workholding with industry best-practices.
Comfortable using hand tools, performing light fabrication, and using manual mills/lathes.
Able to use basic metrology tools (calipers, bore gauges, etc.), read drawings, and understand GD&T
General understanding of automotive systems preferred
Candidate should be comfortable bending, reaching, lifting 30 lbs, and remaining standing for long periods.
Adhere to all Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.