Have you reverse engineered every mechanical device in your home? Oakley, makers of high performance sunglasses and other sport eye- and foot-wear, made a splash this week with a job posting looking for a design engineer who has done that and more.
The chosen design engineer will lead the mechanical design of ESS Military products from start to finish, including concept realization, mechanical solutions, prototyping, and qualification testing. Oakley’s ESS division crafts ballistic sunglasses, eye shields, and goggles for military and law enforcement use.
Candidates must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and at least 4 years of experience in mechanical product design, 4,000 or more hours of 3D CAD mechanical design experience and current technical skills.
The job posting sets itself apart with its high-octane, no-nonsense tone.
“Oakley is looking for rule breakers. Design engineers who are undaunted in expressing their ideas, thrive on chaos and are disruptive by design. You’re a freak and we’re the show…. If you’re ready for anarchy that works… apply.”
It’s not the only Coroflot posting that does so, or the only Oakley posting that incorporates the company’s energetic, adventurous brand style. “You want to make badass products for a passionate consumer?”
Applicants must be thoroughly experienced in their field, with a proven track record of creating and implementing robust, innovative solutions to complex mechanical design problems. Plastics injection molding experience and experience in part design moldability are a must, as are experience in metal part design and associated mass production processes and experience with “Design for X.” Injection tool design knowledge and strong surfacing skills are also recommended.
The full list of requirements and functions can be found on Oakley’s job posting at Coroflot.
The job is based in Lake Forest, Calif. And was posted on Feb. 2.