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Mechanical Engineer

Elgin, IL 60124

Posted: 10/17/2018 Employment Type: Contract to Direct Category: Mechanical Engineers Job Number: 78686

The Mechanical Engineer’ s primary function and role is to assist in the design and manufacture of machines from concept to production with a focus on  high speed automated packaging applications.  The candidate will serve as a liaison between creative professionals across all disciplines both internal and external.

Essential Functions:
  • Apply working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process.
  • (DFM/DFA) Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly.
  • Develop standardized design criteria across all product lines.
  • Create processes and procedures to help the company meet budgetary goals as well as performance quotas.
  • Establish an effective and efficient work sequence.
  • Create detailed drawings of parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies for manufacture.
  • Generates 3D SolidWorks complex assembly models, part models, and detail drawings.
  • Assists with developing operating manuals and assembly instructions/pertinent machine documentation.  Initiate purchase and/or manufacture of parts as needed.
  • Design and develop new products and product mock-ups alongside the New Product development team.
  • Devise new solutions to existing manufacturing challenges.
  • Create vendor/manufacturing specific drawings to assist internal and external requirements.
  • Manages multiple projects at one time.
  • Ensure collaborating and cohesion by participating in cross departmental meetings.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops reviewing professional publications.

  • Communication Proficiency cross – functionally to gain alignment of goals and objectives related projects (verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills).
  • Strong computer, mathematical and  organization skills.
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving skills.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere.
  • Conceptual skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Results Driven.
  • Time management and personal discipline.
  • Creative.

Required Competencies & Knowledge:
  • Working knowledge of mechanical parts as well as computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Possess knowledge of packaging equipment functionality and design skills.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of good manufacturing practices, production equipment, policies, procedures, safety and quality control standards.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills required.

Technology Requirements:
  •   Proficient in SolidWorks, MS Office Suite, AutoCAD.

Required Education and Experience:
  • 4 year degree in either Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent related field.
  • 3+ years experience preferred with a high degree of mechanical aptitude, experience in automated electric/hydraulic/pneumatic mechanical machinery.

  Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in both an office setting and manufacturing/assembly environment.
  • Manufacturing environment exposure with includes noise, dust, moving, machinery, fork-lifts, manufacturing equipment and assembly areas.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time.
  • Stand, walk, climb stairs on an infrequent basis.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds on an infrequent basis.

Position Type and Expected hours of work:
  • Full Time.
  • Days Monday through Friday.
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