Position Requirements

Almex USA is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer for its Southern California office. Almex is a suppler of specialized technology and equipment to the global aluminum industry.

Name of Employer:  Almex USA, Inc.


Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer


Job Location: 6925 Aragon Circle, Suite 11, Buena Park, CA 90620


Job Duties:  Almex USA, Inc. in Buena Park, CA is a leading supplier of commercial and aerospace aluminum billet and slab casting technology and equipment.  We are seeking an experienced Lead Mechanical Engineer to lead a team in the research and development of new or enhanced products and manufacturing processes.

Job responsibilities and duties include:

Create and review new equipment designs & installations to develop technical solutions.

Utilize mechanical engineering principals for new product development.

Interpret customer specification; create 3D solid CAD models to meet customer specification.

Provide technical information and analyze customer proposals to evaluate feasibility, functional requirements, and maintenance requirements of equipment.

Work within assigned budget for Research and Development projects.

Develop prototypes of new products.

Analyze data to determine feasibility and design of new products.

Analyze, test, and validate new development in-house before submitting designs to external testing laboratory.

Design and draft engineering drawings of cast house layouts, foundations, utility specifications and routing, using AutoCAD to ensure smooth material movement and optimize space utilization within the cast house.

Develop custom-tailored engineering solutions for custom projects.

Modify existing designs to provide optimum solution for product development as well as preferred manufacturing process.

Involve in all aspects of the process: from concept/scope development, CAD drawings, project planning to execution/installation.

Use Finite-Element-Analysis software to conduct Stress and Strain analysis to determine the likely points of failure in machine components by analyzing the fracture and fatigue points; suggest modifications to design to improve the life cycle of the product.

Conduct research on equipment’s’ utility requirements, performance, and operation under different environmental conditions.

Verify end-product for dimensional accuracy, surface integrity and functional usability.

Participate in technical investigations; investigate equipment non-conformances and make recommendation for design improvements.

Perform root cause analysis with a goal to eliminate maintenance downtime.

Provide training to users on operation and maintenance of equipment.

Participate in installation and troubleshooting of equipment at customer’s facility.

Suggest operation, maintenance, and repair activities to the customer to obtain optimum utilization of the machinery and equipment and minimize downtime.

Coordinate and direct the work of a small team of at least three (3) people, including engineers, interns and/or outside consultants.


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or any related Engineering field of study, plus five (5) years of post-degree, progressively responsible experience in any related position(s) involving design, manufacturing, or installation of heavy machinery.

Qualified candidates must also have demonstrable knowledge, experience, skill, and proficiency with the following:

  1. AutoCAD 2D CAD Drafting
  2. Solidworks 3D CAD Modeling and Solidworks Finite Element Analysis
  3. 3D Printing
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Vertical Direct Chill Aluminum Casting
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Furnace and Combustion Technologies
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Molten Aluminum Purification and Stirring Technologies
  7. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Flow Systems
  8. Refractory design and selection
  9. PLC Automation

Domestic and international travel required approximately 20% of the time.  No telecommuting.

Additional Information: 

  • No phone calls.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Email resumes to anita.lambeth@almexusa.com

Company Description

Almex USA is the leading supplier of commercial and aerospace aluminum billet and slab casting technology and equipment.  Our products include Degassing Systems, DC Casting Machines, Billet and Ingot Casting Systems, and Automated Process Control.  Almex is engaged in equipment and processes involving green technology for efficient recycling of aluminum alloys.

Almex provides a previously unavailable combination of products and services for melting, molten aluminum purification and DC casting. We are here to help optimize casthouse operations by minimizing casting costs and maximizing quality and safety. Our focus is on the entire melting and casting processes. Almex’s patented equipment coupled with significant experience in the day-to-day casthouse operations has proven to be of unique value to our customers. Our work manifests itself through innovations in strategy, design, and experiences, covering ideation to production.

In an industry where innovation is the key to success, Almex employees thrive on complex challenges, and the learning that results from finding solutions. We value critical thinking and expect it to come from every employee. We emphasize collaboration as a path to learning, yet we also celebrate individual perspectives that come from unique experiences.

Almex offers you the opportunity to transform your career in an environment that will challenge and energize you, and, in the end, be more fulfilling than you ever could have imagined. We provide competitive benefits including health insurance and paid vacation time.