Mechanical Design Engineer II

Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries
Santa Ana, California
Jun 24, 2024
Jun 25, 2024
Engineering, Mechanical
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Company Overview:
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases is a leading provider of cryogenic pumps, heat exchangers, process systems, turboexpanders, services, and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied hydrogen (LH2), and industrial gases industries. Applications include fueling stations, marine engines, peak shaving, power generation, virtual pipelines, carbon capture, geothermal power and well stimulation. We are a subsidiary of Nikkiso Company Ltd, a leading industrial manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with $1.5 B USD in annual revenue, 8000 + employees worldwide, and publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Job Overview:
Nikkiso ACD is an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in machinery designed to operate at cryogenic temperatures as low as - 420 degrees Fahrenheit, the boiling point of Liquid hydrogen. For over 50 years, Nikkiso ACD has specialized in centrifugal and reciprocating pumps as well as turbines for air separation. Nikkiso ACD has the most diversified product line in the industry covering nearly every application requiring pumps or turboexpanders.

Reporting to the Manager, Mechanical Design Engineering. This position is responsible for implementing project designs and improvements to existing products in accordance with department procedures, working under the project team plans. The Design Engineer researches and evaluates products, parts or processes for cost efficiency and reliability, ensures the fit, form and function of the existing design or new products and works with other departments in order to ensure production and packaging of final product in accordance with customer specification and ACD procedures.


Designs, models, and tests prototypes for products

Conducts research and creates design proposals for projects

Creates concepts, performance, and production criteria

Identifies and selects materials needed for production

Produces final hand drawings and specifications

Create parts lists and ensure value engineering practices are provided for the designs. Make samples of working models for demonstration

Participates in planning marketing initiatives for product

Negotiates appropriate production processes

Evaluates products and processes for cost efficiency and reliability

Works with the Engineering team and other departments to ensure production schedule is met

Uses computer-aided design (CAD) to create concepts, and layout pumps and systems

Follows department processes and procedures and provide feedback and ideas for improvement This list is not all-encompassing and tasks not mentioned here may be required

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

Experience with Solid Works and GD&T

Experience analyzing engineering sketches, specifications, related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape and arrangement of parts

Ability to make equipment layouts and perform fundamental engineering calculations

Experience planning and formulating design engineering program and works with project team staff according to project requirements

Ability to review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements, and related specifications

Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite

Work Environmental and Physical Demands:

In order to perform the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls.

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. may be necessary.

Overtime may be necessary as the workload dictates. This may include week days, weekends, nights and/or holidays.

Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. (This will require a valid passport.) Conditions will vary at each location, but the conditions listed above will generally apply.

Candidates may be required to show a driving abstract with a clean driving history for travel between the ACD facility locations and client offices as required. A valid driver's license is necessary.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Environmental Safety Requirements

New Employee Safety Training is required by all newly hired employees, including Safety Awareness

All safety related training is provided and tracked by the EHS Manager

Job specific training modules deemed necessary by employee's Manager or Director will be required of all employees on an ongoing basis

Employees are required to wear Nikkiso provided PPE as/when needed. PPE's include, safety shoes, safety glasses, face shields, FR clothing, cryogenic gloves, cryogenic apron, cut resistant gloves, safety gloves, hearing protection, hard hats & dust masks. Failure to comply with Nikkiso ACD safety requirements will result in disciplinary actions, up to and including termination.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to meet the work environmental and physical demands listed above.

Experience and Education:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field is required

Proficient in SolidWorks and FEA

1-2 years of experience in a similar role is required

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience in an engineering design role may be accepted

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are typically acquired through the levels of education and experience listed. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience that provides an applicant with the listed knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job, may be accepted.

Expected annual salary $70,000.00 - $(phone number removed)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Nikkiso is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.