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Mechanical Project Engineer

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014 | Direct Placement

Post Date: 11/30/2017 Job ID: 74004 Category: Mechanical Engineers

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Will manage all aspects of the project on a cradle to grave basis, including  design and development, prototyping, structural validation, code compliance, manufacturability, and cost objectives.  You will work and coordinate with other disciplines in the development of designs or adaptations requiring specialized experience. Will lead  project teams by planning, coordinating, and communicating between the various disciplines.

Responsibilities and Job Functions

Project Leader:
  • Manage overall program from concept initiation to launch of product.
  • Plan, coordinate, and communicate between areas of responsibility as required.  This shall include work tasks, task status, and responsibility.
  • Responsible for meeting specifications of the project such as cost objectives, timing, and capital expenditures.
  • Responsible for preparing Milestone documents and obtaining approvals for team.

Product Design and Development:
  • Design products to meet desired specifications for new products, cost improvements, channel initiatives, and other corporate objectives.
  • Use various tools to develop concepts for review/discussion with marketing and manufacturing.
  • Play a key role in brain-storming new designs using end user insights, competitive analysis, and use of manufacturing and customer care data.
  • Provide design and development support to others.
  • Participate in the creation and evaluation of intellectual property and patents.
  • Work in conjunction with tooling, equipment and manufacturing technology engineers to develop and execute an achievable manufacturing build plan.
  • Develop testing plans to ensure product design meets all government and internal safety and quality standards.
  • Use the product development process to ensure all aspects of the project are considered.
  • Prepare necessary updates on projects to inform other members of the organization.
  • Reviews engineering drawings and supporting ECO documentation to verify adherence to standards and prepares the ECO cover-letter for distribution. 
  • Understand and follow Quality Management System. 

Required Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, organization, and execution skills with  independent judgment in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to focus on personal accountability and motivate team accountability
  • Work as part of team.
  • Ability to seek out solutions across functional departments and remote sites.
  • Raises issues and opportunities to allow risk mitigation and prompt problem resolution.
  • Work within existing standards while looking for process improvements.
  • Design knowledge in multiple manufacturing processes including sheet metal, extrusions, finishing operations, joining, welding, machining, fixtures, and injection molded plastic.

Education and Experience:
  • BSME or equivalent required; MSME preferred.
  • Three to five years of new product development design and independent project management, with significant “ hands on” expertise.
  • Experience with metal and plastic materials, structural analysis, extrusion, fabrication and joining for high volume production.
  • Expertise in contemporary design and modeling/analysis tools; SolidWorks preferred.

Computer Skills:
  • MS Office products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Oracle.
  • Intermediate level experience with 3D/2D CAD-Solidworks preferred.
  • Advanced level experience with Microsoft Excel.

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