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Senior Mechanical Engineer

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will support the entire R&D team while focusing support on the X-ray source research and development efforts. This position spans the full product life cycle from concepts and initiation of design control through transfer to production and sustaining engineering.

Company Overview

Tribogenics is commercializing innovative new X-ray technology, creating the equivalent of the transistor for the X-ray market. This technology enables Tribogenics to create the world’s smallest and most affordable X-ray sources for dozens of industrial, security, and consumer applications in the $20B X-ray industry.

Tribogenics was founded in 2011 and currently employs talented scientists, engineers, and sales and marketing staff at a world-class facility in Los Angeles, CA. The company recently closed financing led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund.

Job Summary

  • Responsibilities of this positon include all aspects of the mechanical design, development and commercialization from initial program planning through system verification and validation and readiness for commercialization. This also includes performing FMEA and Hazards analysis as well as implementing resulting corrective actions. Additionally, you will be responsible for assurance of seamless integration with the system software and user interface.
  • The scope of this position includes responsibility for mechanical engineering activities such as creating and maintaining product drawing structures, design and build of complex test systems and integration of system subcomponents.
  • Additional responsibilities for this position include independent decision making regarding engineering problems and methods, development of models and prototype components, and the identification of production requirements for X-ray based industrial & medical devices.
  • As an individual researcher this position requires application of company safety and quality policies and procedures, assisting as a staff consultant on technical issues and the identification and protection of intellectual property. Support of regulatory submission, QA and ISO registration activities is also required.


  • Minimum of a BS in Mechanical Engineering with 10 or more years of related experience in a regulated industry such as medical devices or aerospace. A MS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 or more years of experience is desirable
  • Demonstrated mastery of theoretical and practical mechanical engineering fundamentals with demonstrated individual accomplishments.
  • Experience with CAD design of engineering prototypes, test fixtures and general machine design practices required. Knowledge of SolidWorks or similar is required. Familiarity with FEA is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a cross-functional technical team environment while independently executing complex tasks, providing clear direction and communicating detailed recommendations and results.
  • Understanding of theoretical and practical fundamentals of X-ray source operation and the role of mechanical system design and precision assemblies as applied to these sources is a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in multiple component integration with internal and vendor sourced piece parts and sub-assemblies. Proven competency with program management, project planning and clear execution to timing and schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage in a cross-functional technical team environment while independently executing complex tasks, providing clear direction and communicating detailed recommendations and results.

Tribogenics is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Tribogenics is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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