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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Myant Inc.

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: Competitive

 

About us:

At Myant, we are creating the world’s first textile computing platform, integrating technology directly into the one thing that we use every day - clothing and textiles. The sensors and actuators embedded within our apparel connect your body to the digital world, creating what we call your Digital Identity. This data is uploaded to the cloud and can be shared with those who matter to you - your doctors, coaches, other IoT devices, your family members - without you consciously having to think about it. Imagine a world where you walk into your house and the temperature automatically adjusts to suit you, or the lights adjust to your mood, or your doctor is aware of the onset of a disease before you even visit. The line between the digital and physical world is becoming increasingly blurry, and we believe textile is the next medium to bridge that gap. Over the next 12-18 months, we are launching a dozen form factors that will cover your body from the neck down. This will give you continuous, bi-directional access to the body; creating an ambient link between you and others, and you and AI.

Myant is looking for people who believe in our mission to make wearable technology truly ubiquitous and convenient, so that everyone can benefit from it. We are a cross-functional team solving big challenges at the intersection of fashion, electronics, software, and data science.

 

You:

You’re excited at the prospect of playing a pivotal role in bringing our products to market. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty by doing lots of hands-on work, but you’re also a strategic thinker with insight and creativity. You’re excited at the prospect of working on a new brand and cementing it as leader in the wearable technology space. Lastly, you enjoy being part of small teams that make a big impact and that’s the reason being at a startup is the right place for you.

 

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile Mechanical Engineer to join our small but growing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to bring multiple products from early prototyping to mass production, creating a portfolio of next generation smart clothing products.

To be successful, the candidate must have a strong background in mechanical/mechatronic engineering and have had experience designing consumer products for mass manufacturing. Applicants should have a keen eye for solving problems that currently do not have well defined solutions and be able to rapidly design/prototype their ideas. They will work with minimal supervision and will be accountable for the delivery and appraisal of their results.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and validate  3D CAD models of enclosure, test jigs, manufacturing fixtures
  • Experience with rapid prototyping, 3D printing and machining parts
  • Research and prototype hardware designs with electrical, mechanical and textile components
  • Participate in research and development of textile to electrical interfaces
  • Work closely with the electrical, industrial design and textile teams to fulfill project requirements
  • Support the transition from prototyping to mass production
  • Aid in the assembly and integration of prototypes and debug issues on the fly
  • Develop processes for stress testing, durability, waterproofing, etc.

 

Requirements:

  • BASc. or MASc. in Mechanical engineering or related field
  • 2-5 years experience as a mechanical engineer designing consumer products
  • Experience applying DFM and DFA best practices to injection-molded elements and plastics
  • Hands-on practical design and prototyping experience using 3D CAD software (SolidWorks)
  • Experience with rapid prototyping, 3D printing and machining parts
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain a positive environment focused on maximizing the skills and abilities of all employees
  • Experience with material selection
  • Experience with RFQ packages and processes
  • Experience with mass manufacturing with CMs i.e. tooling, assembly lines, etc.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making capabilities
  • Strong desire for entrepreneurial management style and ethical business practices

 

Bonus:

  • Designing parts for smart clothing or other wearables
  • Experience with injection molding
  • Strong experience in biometric sensing or actuation (ECG/EMG/EEG to name a few)
  • Basic knowledge of signal processing
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