Mechanical Engineer

Pleasanton, California
13 days ago
Full time role


Meta Materials Inc. (META®) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and intelligent surfaces that are scalable, sustainable, and efficient. ...

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Job Description

About the Role 

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer for our facility in Pleasanton, California. You will be a member of the Research and Development team that develops new technologies and products based on functional nanostructured coatings fabricated using proprietary Rolling Mask Lithography (RML®) equipment and process technology. Your role will be to support fabrication and prototyping of novel Nanoweb® designs for transparent antenna, heater, and EMI shielding applications. You will be also responsible for electrical and mechanical characterization to evaluate design performance. 

About Us: 

Meta Materials Inc. “META®” (NASDAQ: MMAT) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites. META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our broad electromagnetic technology platforms enable leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at 

Some of the typical responsibilities will include: 

  • Design electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical systems; 
  • Support the rest of engineering team in quick prototyping creating engineering setups in the laboratory; 
  • Operate prototyping and mechanical workshop tools (film cutter, laser cutter, 3D printers, aerosol jet printer, drills) 
  • Work with the rest of the engineering team to develop Nanoweb® product prototypes; 
  • Interface with hardware design and development; 
  • Characterize design performance to verify that engineering requirements are met; 
  • Design systems and components that meet needs and requirements; 
  • Produce, test and evaluate designs; 
  • Evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety; 
  • Alter and modify design to meet requirements and to eliminate malfunctions; 
  • Prepare product reports and documentation;  
  • Support safety practices in the office and laboratory areas, including preparing/reviewing documentation and coordinating with other team members. 


Minimum qualifications: 

  • BSc or MSc in Mechanical Engineering or a related technical discipline. 
  • Familiarity with 2D or 3D engineering design and manufacturing tools (e.g. Onshape, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ProE or other). 


Preferred qualifications and experience 

  • Solid understanding of core concepts, including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, material science, etc.; 
  • Hands-on experience with computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM); 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner;  
  • Experience with machinery tools (e.g., 3D printer, laser cutter, drills, or other) 


Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply! 

What You’ll Love About Us:  

META is a fast-growing company with a positive and committed work culture and a phenomenally talented workforce. Our employees are inspired to do exceptional and innovative work, are proud to contribute to the success of the company and are our greatest asset.  

META attracts people from many countries and cultures, with over 25 spoken languages represented across our teams. META believes that diversity drives creativity and innovation. We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented populations; Aboriginal peoples, racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community. 

Our Benefits:  

  • META (MMAT) Equity 
  • Retirement Savings Matching  
  • Company provided Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision).  
  • Competitive paid time off policy; vacation, paid sick leave; personal days; time off between Christmas day and New Year’s day 
  • Casual dress

Meta Materials Inc. (META®) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and intelligent surfaces that are scalable, sustainable, and efficient. ...

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