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Project Lead Engineer

Does working on challenging problems in a fast-paced, small business / start-up environment with highly competent teammates sound appealing to you? We are looking for a full-time project lead engineer to add to our team. The ideal candidate will be insatiably curious, a fast learner, strongly self-motivated, and have an interest in leading a team. Our business model relies on agility. As such, our teams are small, and each team member learns to perform a variety of functions.  We value diversity and place an emphasis on creating a welcoming and collaborative culture. 

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project and interface with customers and suppliers

  • Responsible for meeting program technical schedule and cost objectives

  • Manage the bill of material and procurement of piece parts

  • Lead an interdisciplinary team to successfully develop new products

  • Plan for all aspects of the program including design, tooling, assembly and test

  • Participate in resource planning and project performance evaluation

  • Participate in operations planning and maintenance

  • Assemble and test both deliverable hardware and test equipment

  • Machine and rework parts

  • Operate as a key element in a team of creative, independent individuals

  • Document work and create reports as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Excellent verbal, written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • United States Citizenship, or the legal ability to work in the U.S.

  • Note: We regularly work with export-controlled data and are unable to provide sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years relevant experience

  • Program management training

Work Location / Hours:

  • Mostly on-site in Amherst, NY (near UB North campus)

  • Intermittent remote work as needed

  • Hours are flexible

Apech Labs is a small business that supports the aerospace, military and energy industries through rapid prototyping and product development.  Our core competencies include complex electromechanical systems, control systems, mechanisms, and power systems.  We are passionate about bringing new technologies to the world and cannot get enough of the development process.

To apply: Please provide a resume and cover letter to

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