Mechanical Engineer

Elgin, IL 60123

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Mechanical Design Job Number: PR42618232 Compensation: 85000

Job Description

Title: Mechanical Engineer

Location: Elgin, IL

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Hire Type: Direct Hire - 75k-95k per year depending on experience.

Job Summary:
  • The Mechanical Engineer’s primary function and role is to assist in the design and manufacture of machines from concept to production.  Mechanical Engineers serve as a liaison between creative professionals across all disciplines, both internal and external.
Job Duties:

  • The position of Mechanical Engineer ensures that all mechanical systems work safely and efficiently to gain alignment of goals and objectives related to projects.
    Essential functions 
    1. Apply working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process
  • Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA)
    1. Develop standardized design criteria across all product lines
    2. Create processes and procedures to help the company meet budgetary goals
    3. Create detailed drawing of parts, sub-assembly models, part models and detailed drawings
    4. Assist with the developing pertinent machine documentation such as operating manuals and assembly instructions
    5. Initiate purchase and/or manufacture of parts as needed
    6. Design and develop new products and product prototypes
    7. Create vendor/manufacturing specific drawings for internal and external requirements
    8. Manage multiple projects at one time
    9. Participate in brainstorming sessions and cross-departmental meetings to ensure collaboration and cohesion
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Strong communication skills required (verbal, written and interpersonal)
    2. Excellent analytical, trouble shooting and problem-solving skills
    3. Proficient with SolidWorks, CAD and 3D software
    4. Strong computer, mathematical and organization skills
    5. Mechanical and technical expertise
    6. Positive and motivated self-starter, ability to work independently and with a team
      Work Environment 
      The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting with extended periods of sitting while using a computer.
      While performing the duties of this job, employee has exposure to a manufacturing environment which includes moving cranes, fork-lift, and various metal machining centers. OSHA approved safety glasses and footwear must be worn at all times on the plant floor.

      Physical Demands  
      The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this j

    • This position is active and requires the ability to walk, bend, squat, carry, stoop, kneel, crouch, or stand for periods of time
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus

    1. Other exposures include reviewing existing and new designs with personnel on, above or under machine as assembly progresses to review problems, interferences, resolutions, and future improvements
      Position type and expected hours of work  
      This is a full-time position. Monday through Friday and can expect to work 40-45 hours per week. Occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
      Willing to travel domestically/internationally and obtain all health requirements subject by both airlines and specific entrance/exit essential requisites per visited country (Countries).

  • Required education and experience 
    1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field 
    2. 3-10 years’ experience with a high level of mechanical aptitude and experience in automated electric/hydraulic/pneumatic mechanical machinery
    3. Must have solid working knowledge of Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP), production equipment, safety, and quality control standards
      Preferred education and experience
    4.  Proficient with computer-assisted design CAD and SolidWorks 3D
    5. Knowledge of packaging equipment functionality and design
      Other duties

      Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all 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.

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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