Altex is developing high performance heat exchangers and thermal management systems, for use in military and commercial energy and power markets. The military product line is growing substantially, and a position is open for a dynamic candidate, with engineering background, to direct the assembly of this MIL-SPEC product line by managing the suppliers, contract manufacturers and assemblers, to ensure that the product meets the quality and the specifications, for shipment to the customer. The interaction with suppliers requires experience with Solidworks, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), manufacturing and bonding of metallic components in a high temperature environment, QMS, ISO 9001 and MIL Spec requirements. The position requires, at minimum, a BS in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, with over 2-10 years of experience. Position and responsibilities will be based on candidate review.

Job Functions

The candidate who shows superior capabilities in some or all of the below job functions will be considered:

·                Hands on system or component assembly and delivery, which meets quality and CMM requirements, especially for the military market

·                Managing suppliers and contract manufacturers, for on time delivery and process improvements

·                Solid modeling and design, using SolidWorks, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

·                Production of complete solid model designs, and drawings that meet documented hardware requirements

·                Complete changes to drawings, documentation, and work instructions through ECOs process

·                Performance of product/process analyses for cost reduction, and quality and efficiency improvements.

·                The design, manufacture and testing of special tools, fixtures, etc. for use in various stages of the production process

·                Review of hardware defects, and identification of systemic root causes and process improvements

·                Quality and ISO 9001 leadership or maintenance

·                Production of reports, test procedures and results, and data analysis

·                Assisting in the development of new product lines

·                FEA, CFD, and thermal analysis

Experience and Skills Required

·                Bachelors or Master Degrees in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering

·                Two years, or more, related work experience

·                Previous experience with system or component assembly and delivery

·                Solid modeling experience, with GD&T and shop interaction

·                QMS and ISO 9001 experience

·                Previous experience with heat exchangers, cooling, heating or power systems

·                Skilled in the design of systems, and validation testing in lab or field test environments

·                Skilled in documenting activities and maintaining records

·                Ability to manage time, resources and staff

·                Ability to direct technicians

·                Good communication and team working skills

·                Comfortable working in a rapid pace environment, and handling multiple projects, simultaneously

·                Experience working in an ISO 9001 certified environment

·                Familiarity with coordinate measuring machine (CMM) equipment

·                Familiarity with welding processes for steel and aluminum

·                Experience with Solidworks PDM Standard 2018 a plus

Needed Worker Attributes

·                Motivated, creative, and committed

·                Positive, with “can do” attitude

·                Quick learner

·                Capable of working in a small and innovative company environment

·                Communicative and a team player

·                Good analytical skills

Company Overview and Benefits

Altex Technologies Corporation ( has been developing and commercializing innovative energy solutions, which are clean, quiet, efficient and cost effective, since 1985. Innovations currently being developed include heat exchangers for military vehicles, condensers for utility power systems and industrial/commercial cooling systems, and recuperative heat exchangers for supercritical CO2 power systems, which are driven by waste heat, nuclear, biomass, fossil and concentrated solar energy sources. In addition, Altex is developing combined heat and power systems, biomass to power systems, biomass to drop in liquid fuels conversion systems, fuel processors and fuel cell systems, and low NOx combustors and pollution abatement reactors. Our clients include U. S. government agencies (e. g. DOE, EPA, DOA, DARPA, Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force), state agencies (California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board), and many energy, environmental, and defense equipment manufacturers, throughout the world, including multibillion dollar companies. Altex is located in Sunnyvale, California, and provides competitive salaries and benefits.

Altex provides very competitive benefits packages, to all full time employees. Employees are provided three weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and ten days of paid holidays. Altex insurance programs cover medical, dental, vision, worker’s compensation, and life insurance. Altex also has a retirement plan, which employees are entitled to after one year of continuous employment with the company. This plan includes a tax deferred retirement account, which the employee controls, through a family of mutual funds. Historically, the company has contributed 5-10% of the employee’s base salary to the employee’s account. In addition, bonus targets are set at the beginning of each yearly review period, which are executed if the staff meets the mutually agreed to objectives. Our interest in the setting of the compensation package is to ensure that the staff member is rewarded for their efforts, at Altex.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to with Subject, “Mechanical Engineer”.