Mechanical Engineer

Racine, WI 53177

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Mechanical Engineering Job Number: Ca407836515 Compensation: $60000-70000 / year

Job Description


This role is responsible for generating sound concepts to solve challenges in the design, manufacturing, deployment and continuous improvement of dry products packaging machines. Responsible for leading/supporting the mechanical scope of the project from conception through manufacturing and support in the field.  Instrumental in supporting internal and external customers with clear communication of concepts, designs, and technical integration both written and verbal.  
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  •     Understands machine requirements through project kick-off activities, interfacing with the customer, the design envelope, manufacturing process and material capabilities, tolerance stack up conditions, styling goals, and how these drive every surface and feature of every part.
  •     Creates mathematically verified concepts to resolve packaging challenges.
  •     Evaluates and selects components for the products.
  •     Evaluates material, stress/strain, vibration constraints that effect design and provide that information resource to teammates
  •     Redesigns standard products or product line expansions, improving quality and productivity, while reducing costs
  •     Designs new or specialized integrations/modifications in accordance with theoretically established specifications as to size, capacities, performance or other requirements as needed.
  •     Provides technical resource support to manufacturing by answering questions about intended designs.
  •     Provides technical resource support to Sales by creating layout drawings for potential customers.
  •     Provides technical resource support to the Service department by addressing problems that may occur on machines. Displays awareness of the effect of warranty and customer dissatisfaction on the business.
  •     Participates on cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.
  •     Supplies some of the technical writing, user manual creation, and other documentation. 
  •     Uses a prioritization matrix to properly prioritize efforts.
  •     Complies with all quality and safety regulations.
  •     Suggests ideas for new products and improvements to existing designs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Proven ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete or low context variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Proven ability to apply engineering principles to define a problem, evaluate, calculate the physics of the situation and perform component analysis 
  • Proven root cause identification skills including testing or measuring parts.
  • Proficient in clear written and verbal communications that documents the steps to be taken and the data needed.
  • Proven ability to provide vision for elegant design.
  • Excellent judgement, creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven understanding of duty cycle designs (loads, boundary conditions, vibrations, temperatures, etc.), and how it is expected to perform. 
  • Proven ability to effectively select production material / finish / process / design concept by as measured by meeting the customers performance, durability, reliability, and cost targets
  • Proficient in creating 3D and 2D detailed drawings using Autodesk Inventor for highly technical, complicated and precise designs with a diversified range of components. 
  • Proven ability to understand the other stakeholders’ jobs well enough to predict how long it will take them to do their function and what the result of their work will provide.
  • Proven ability to perform self-observation, recognizing own strengths and weaknesses.
Education and Experience Required:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and one to three years of experience.
  • 3D CAD software experience (Autodesk Inventor and Vault preferred).
  • Proficiency in the use of current Project Management Tools, Executive Resource Planning Systems, Microsoft suite.
  • Proficient in sanitary design concepts for food production and packaging machines (preferred).

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