Mechanical Design Engineer | Senior
South Elgin, IL 60177 US
Title: Mechanical Design engineer
Location: South Elgin
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Hire Type: Direct hire - $90,000-$110,000 per year
The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible to create complex designs and to ensure that all
design work performed by them and their team meets the objectives as defined by the Concept Group
and the quality, cost, and delivery needs of the Customer.
Use internal standards, procedures, and company best practices to develop and execute
machine designs based on initial concept and customer specifications.
Accountable to Team Leader for project & team success.
Make suggestions to team leader to improve workflow.
If assigned as rework point for project, ensure errors get back to the point of origin.
Incorporate DFA (Design for Assembly) and DFM (Design for Manufacturability) strategies to
produce cost effective solutions taking into account the product lifecycle.
Produce 3D solid models using SolidWorks. Use these models to produce detail drawings,
assembly drawings, bills of materials, and owner's manuals and checklists.
Perform tolerance analysis on assemblies. (GD&T experience a plus).
Ensures that the proper communication is flowing within the project team (Concept, Design)
and to the customer.
Fully understand and follow Standards and Procedures.
Adhere to company policies and procedures.
This position demonstrates leadership capability and sets an example for level of execution
expected within the team environment.
Provides guidance on company procedures, guidelines and technical issues.
Project Management & Scheduling:
Strong time management skills. Ability to multi-task and have a strong sense of urgency.
Effectively estimate time to complete assignment & inform Design Manager when target hours
will not be achievable.
Prioritize critical and high-risk areas first. This includes where past experience cannot be
applied to create a design.
Well versed with manufacturing processes needed to produce components (machining, laser
cutting, water jet, heat treating, plating/anodizing, etc.).
Critical thinking and attention to detail.
Understands LEAN and 6 Sigma concepts and tools. ISO experience a plus.
Must have solid organizational skills.
Certification & Standards:
Understand and apply pertinent regulatory and agency standards (OSHA, ANSI/PMMI, NFPA).
Training & Learning:
Willingness to learn new skills and possessing a continuous improvement mindset. Ability to
learn from teammates and senior level staff.
Demonstrate good ability to teach, mentor and evaluate the potential of newer designers.
Provide Mechanical Design Manager with feedback on the performance of other team
members and suggest needed training in areas that require improvement.
Communicates with the Team Leader areas of personal training that need support.
Demonstrable proficiency in the use of MS Office, 3D Solid Modeling CAD and PDM software.
SolidWorks and AutoCAD preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers
and other staff.
Active listening skills.
Requires client-facing skills.
Experience working in a team environment.
Limited travel up to 10% may be required.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position more than 50% of the time.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
This position needs to occasionally move about the office and manufacturing floor.
Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment.
Requires frequent communication with teammates, staff, and customers.
Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and 3D solid models.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):
Safety glasses, Non-skid closed toe shoes.
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