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Mechanical Engineer-Machine Design

Elgin, IL 60124

Posted: 01/12/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Mechanical Engineers Job Number: 95918

Job Description

Mechanical Engineer

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 and Responsibilities
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
  • Apply working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process
Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA)
  • Develop standardized design criteria across all product lines
  • Create processes and procedures to help the company meet budgetary goals
  • Create detailed drawing of parts, sub-assembly models, part models and detailed drawings
  • Assist with the developing pertinent machine documentation such as operating manuals and assembly instructions
  • Initiate purchase and/or manufacture of parts as needed
  • Design and develop new products and product prototypes
  • Create vendor/manufacturing specific drawings for internal and external requirements
  • Manage multiple projects at one time
  • 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.

  • Strong communication skills required (verbal, written and interpersonal)
  • Excellent analytical, trouble shooting and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with SolidWorks, CAD and 3D software
  • Strong computer, mathematical and organization skills
  • Mechanical and technical expertise
  • Positive and motivated self-starter, ability to work independently and with a team
Required education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field
  • 3-10 years’ experience with a high level of mechanical aptitude and experience in automated electric/hydraulic/pneumatic mechanical machinery
  • Must have solid working knowledge of Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP), production equipment, safety, and quality control standards

Preferred education and experience
  •  Proficient with computer-assisted design CAD and SolidWorks 3D
  • Knowledge of packaging equipment functionality and design
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