Mechanical Engineer

Parallax 621 is a small start-up focused on developing new technology based on fundamental physics research. We offer a flexible working schedule and a small, friendly working environment. Great opportunities for growth and leadership as the company grows and expands.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer or Designer to lead the design of our test systems and mechanical prototypes.


  • Lead design of test systems and mechanical hardware for Parallax 621
  • Work with the team to create design sketches, layouts, and plans for machined components and assemblies.
  • Use computer-assisted design (CAD) software to create preliminary and detailed drawings of models and drawings of the products. Familiarity with Onshape, Solidworks, or similar software preferred.
  • Perform analysis of stress, vibrations, and tolerancing of designed systems
  • Manufacture components using Multi-axis CNC, lathe, and additive manufacturing techniques
  • Produce specifications for products and choose raw materials and components to be used in production.
  • Build models and prototypes of the product and test the design.
  • Studies the test data and makes comparisons with similar designs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Operates fabrication machinery to produce parts used in manufacturing processes.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and design sketches to ensure proper dimensions and specifications for parts.
  • Selects the appropriate cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials to be used on machines.
  • Examines and measures completed units and parts to identify any defects and to ensure units conform with predetermined specifications; adjusts machine controls to resolve production errors.
  • Inspects machinery for any needed repairs; performs minor repairs within expertise.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety of work area.
  • Complies with applicable safety standards and regulations.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent mechanical and technical skills.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design (CAD) software.
  • Ability to operate various types of machine tools to perform progressive machining.
  • Ability to read blueprints and plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Education and Experience:

  • At least three years of related experience preferred.
  • Vocational/technical school training preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to access and inspect all areas of machinery.
  • Prolonged periods of standing and bending required.


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  • Location

    6501 Navigation Blvd Suite B111A
    Houston, TX 77011