Mechanical Design Engineer

Cognito Motorsports is a rapidly growing Truck, SUV & UTV aftermarket product manufacturing company based in Bakersfield, California. We are seeking a qualified Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team who possesses the capabilities and experience required to develop complex designs into high-quality manufacturable products.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Project manage the evolution of product concepts through all phases of development, including design, prototyping, fitting, testing and manufacturing.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages and location of holes.
  • Analyzes engineering drawings, specifications and related data to determine design factors such as dimensions, shape, load capacities, arrangement of parts and duty life cycles.
  • Uses computer assisted design/drafting equipment and software to develop designs.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
  • Follows PDM procedures for the organization, management and storage of all engineering data.
  • Measures fixtures and parts during production to ensure tolerances and specification compliance.
  • Provides production support to machining, welding, fabrication and assembly departments.
  • Assists with installation instruction development, including scripting, technical content and composition.
  • Prepares weekly project status and disposition reports for Engineering management review.
  • Maintain organized and clean department work areas.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisors and management.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures described in the Employee Handbook.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as assigned.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:


  • BS degree in Engineering
  • Hands-on experience with computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Familiarity with 2D or 3D engineering design and manufacturing tools (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD, ProE or other);
  • Technical writing skills;
  • High level of numeracy and technical competency, with an understanding of the applications used within design and production;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to help with problem-solving;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with teammates, contractors and vendors;
  • Genuine interest in automotive performance, powersports, vehicle customization, or motor racing a big plus;
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary teamwork toward the achievement of company goals.


Salary DOE.


We offer competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid medical, vision and dental insurance group rates, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k plan and more.


Cognito Motorsports, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. All applicants are subject to drug testing prior to hiring, and post hiring testing is required for all employees.