Mechanical Design Engineer II

South Elgin, IL 60177

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Mechanical Design Job Number: Cd4302361123 Compensation: 95000

Job Description

Title: Mechanical Design Engineer II

Location: South Elgin, IL



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Hire Type:  Direct hire 90k-100k


Job Summary

The Mechanical Design Engineer II - Custom is responsible for advanced design once the machine
has reached the Design stage; keeping intact the requirements as defined by the Concept Group and
the quality, cost, and delivery needs of the Customer.


Job Duties:
• 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, bill of material, owner's manuals and checklists.
• Perform tolerance analysis on assemblies. (GD&T experience a plus).
• Fully understand and follow Standards and Procedures.
• Adhere to company policies and procedures.
• This position is at the team member level and does not supervise any staff.
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.

• B.S. degree in Mechanical Design Engineering or similar technology and 3-5+ years of
machine design experience.
• Basic knowledge with manufacturing processes needed to produce components (machining,
laser cutting, water jet, heat treating, plating/anodizing, etc.).
• Critical thinking and attention to detail.
• Exposure to 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).

• Willingness to learn new skills and possessing a continuous improvement mindset. Ability to
learn from teammates and senior level staff.
• Exhibits mentoring potential.
• 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.
Communication Skills:
• 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.
• Experience working in a team environment.
• Limited travel up to 5% may be required.
Physical Requirements:
• 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 

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