Mechanical Design Engineer (Design is a Must)

Engineering Barrington, Illinois


  • NOTE: If you have 2 to 10 years of current or recent experience in mechanical product design please read on..

    Key Responsibilities:
    Design and develop cost effective, manufacturable parts and assemblies that meet engineering and marketing specifications
    Design, construct, and test feasibility models, prototypes and special test fixtures, as necessary for proof-of-principle and design verification.
    Create 3D models and detailed drawings using Solidworks CAD while adhering to best practices for managing product data files.
    Perform engineering analysis to ensure parts and assemblies will meet the need of intended applications with adequate performance margins.
    Investigate problems, determine root causes, and design permanent solutions, implementing them within the established EC process.
    Prepare reports and other written documentation to communicate findings to others.
    Communicate and interface within cross-functional team to achieve product realization, from initial concept through to release for manufacture.
    Keep abreast of technological advances in mechanical engineering, both generally and those with potential applicability to pump and other fluid handling products.
    Apply current techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability and functionality.
    Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during production.
    Manage 3rd Party Vendors assisting with development efforts.
    Provide mechanical engineering expertise to Purchasing to assist in the procurement of mechanical components.
    Fulfill responsibilities under ISO 9001 and 14001; understand and fully support ISO system.
    On small scale programs serve as Project Manager following Cole-Parmer’s Phase Gate Development Procedure.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Bachelor or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ABET accredited university)

    2 to 10 years of current or recent experience in mechanical product design

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    High-volume product design experience.
    Solid understanding of engineering mechanics, machine design, materials, geometric tolerancing, fabrication processes, and electronics packaging.
    Solid modeling CAD experience (Solidworks a plus).
    Finite Element Analysis and/or dynamic simulation software experience.
    Design for Assembly, Design for Manufacturing (DFA/DFM).
    Project Management skills including ability to create and update GANTT, Risk, and RACI documents.
    Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, efficiently works under pressure, within deadlines or other time essential constraints
    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the organization
    Strong work ethic and an ability to excel within a rapidly changing and growing organization

    This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance