Mechanical Design Engineer II

Alorton, IL 62207

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Mechanical Engineering Job Number: Ab140128531 Compensation: $75000-100000 / year

Job Description

Title: Design Engineer II

Location: East St. Louis, IL (Alorton area)

Overview: Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Hire Type: Direct hire with benefits from day 1 and almost 100% coverage! In addition to 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacations, 401K, etc.

Job Summary: Designs, analyzes, tests, and validates products and subsystems for performance/reliability improvement and cost reduction. Supports manufacturing and field service for new and existing components and designs.

Job Duties:

  • Supports production by diagnosing and solving problems with materials and processes to maintain or improve quality
  • Leads design reviews for assigned projects and participates in reviews; works with vendors and suppliers to specify new components and select appropriate components for designs; collaborates with engineers of other disciplines to integrate components into design criteria
  • Supports operations and service organizations in implementing and maintaining product through life cycle; works closely with Operations, Maintenance, Quality, and supporting functions to identify and address any issues affecting productivity and quality
  • Conducts testing and inspections at manufacturing and customer sites as required
  • Communicates with supply chain to purchase necessary components


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 2-4 years’ experience in design engineering within a manufacturing environment
  • Competent in engineering design/CAD software; able to perform standard engineering design calculations (stress, strain, heat transfer, pipe flows, etc.)
  • Knowledge of applied mechanics, vibrations, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and manufacturing techniques
  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD software; ability to accurately design, CAD and check a project with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in computer programs relevant to assigned position, e.g., Matlab, PSIM, PLEX, NX Unigraphics, SAP, ERP LN 10.7, BAAN ERP, FEA, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD 2D, and Progress Rails specific programs and applications
  • Ability to read and understand specification and standards documents; proficient in interpreting and creating engineering drawings
  • Proficient in ASME Y14 or above
  • GD&T capability
  • Experience with project estimating and order management

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


Meet Your Recruiter

Amy Badal
Technical Recruiter

Amy Badal is a seasoned Senior Recruiter passionate about connecting with individuals across diverse industries and various career stages. With an impressive 7-year tenure at Sterling, Amy has become an invaluable asset to the organization's talent acquisition efforts.

Amy's journey in recruiting spans over 11 years, during which she has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. Her fascination with working alongside people from different backgrounds and professional levels has driven her successful career.

As a Senior Recruiter, Amy thrives on collaborating with candidates and hiring partners in the railroad industry. She relishes the chance to contribute to their career growth and the overall success of the organizations she serves. Amy's ability to understand each individual's unique needs and aspirations allows her to make insightful and tailored placements that benefit both parties.

One of Amy's most valuable pieces of advice is never to burn bridges and always maintain high professionalism throughout the hiring process.

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